The first day as a publisher (left) and saying goodbye on the last day as a publisher. The dozen years in between were among the most tumultuous in the business.

Why I stayed in newspapers when I was warned to flee.

What I wrote for the staff at the start of my last stint in a dozen years as a publisher.

When I flew to Phoenix the week I became publisher, the first thing people wanted to ask me about was the future. What were my plans? Where were we headed?