Former P-I Managing Editor David McCumber has landed on his feet in a new job with Hearst, the people who shut down the print edition of his former paper last month. McCumber is becoming editor of two Hearst newspapers in Connecticut, The Advocate of Stamford and the Greenwich Time, according to Editor & Publisher. He's also been named editorial director of Hearst's Connecticut Newspaper Group, which includes two dailies and six weekly newspapers.
McCumber was hoping one of his staff's final stories might show up on the winner's list of the 2009 Pulitzer Prizes announced today. No such luck. The Las Vegas Sun won for public service for exposing a high death rate among construction workers on the Las Vegas Strip, and The New York Times took home five prizes, one for breaking the call-girl scandal that destroyed Gov. Eliot Spitzer's political career. The Detroit Free Press won for local reporting for its coverage that brought down the city's mayor, sharing the prize with the East Valley Tribune of Arizona for its reporting on controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.