Changing of the Guard in Local Media
More than just a swapping of editors, however, this sale is part of a wider change in the faces of local media that has been unfolding over the past several years. For those paying attention, we saw Betty Coutant, former news editor of the Ledger Independent, leave to start her own publication. The position of news editor was then filled by Danetta Barker. Danetta Barker, wife of Garry Barker, will now be leaving the Ledger to fill the shoes of editor at the Gazette. This means that the Ledger Independent will have a new news editor before too long (if they don't already). Confusing? Don't worry, all you need to know is that Garfield is still drawn and written by Jim Davis.