The editor of The Birmingham News, Tom Scarritt, will step down this fall after 37 years at the state's largest newspaper. Birmingham News Multimedia President Pam Siddall announced Scarritt's departure â saying he had a record of producing the finest journalism, including leading the newspaper to win the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for its articles about corruption in Alabama's two-year college system. Scarritt's departure announcement coincides with The Birmingham News, the Press-Register of Mobile, The Huntsville Times, and the al.com website becoming part of a new digitally focused media company called the Alabama Media Group.
~ Associated Press May 30, 2012
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