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Former Sun editor named Poynter president

Former Sun editor named Poynter president

A former Baltimore Sun editor has been named president of the Poynter Institute, a journalism school and media strategy center with students around the world. Timothy A. Franklin, 53, who served as editor and senior vice president of the Sun between 2004 and 2008, is currently the managing editor of Bloomberg News in Washington, where he helped direct news coverage by the Washington bureau's 200 journalists. Between his time at the Sun and Bloomberg, Franklin also helped create the Sports Journalism Center at Indiana University. "Tim brings a wealth of experience in journalism across all platforms, and a strong background in journalism education," said Paul Tash, the...