Dunn takes over as STJ editor

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 27, 2003

Paul Dunn has been named editor of The Selma Times-Journal.

Dunn, 50, has more than 20 years of journalism experience, working for eight newspapers ranging from 3,000 to 130,000 circulation. Positions have included reporter, staff photographer, chief photographer, design editor, entertainment editor and special sections editor.

He was also director of communications and an adjunct journalism professor for a Washington state liberal arts college, as well as a county government public information officer.

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Times-Journal Publisher Robb Reeves said, &uot;We’re glad to have Paul on our team. His experience includes small community newspapers in the South. His experience will help us grow our news reports.&uot;

Dunn has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in English. He was born in Seattle and grew up in Los Angeles.

His avocations include oil painting and jazz music.

He has been married to Barbara for 22 years. She is the new director of marketing and public relations at Vaughan Regional Medical Center. They have one daughter, Alaina, 21.

Of his lifelong fascination with journalism, Dunn said, &uot;I get paid to delve into other people’s lives, and what could be better than that?&uot;

Dale James, who served as interim editor for the past five months, will resume his duties as managing editor.