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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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USA Today Sports President Dave Morgan Leaving; Position Will Not Be Filled

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 21 / 17

USA Today Sports Media Group President DAVE MORGAN is leaving the company at the end of the week, ending a nearly six-year run with the Gannett-owned operation. Morgan’s departure is part of a broader corporate restructuring in which Gannett is eliminating about 1% of its workforce nationwid...

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