OC Register Backs Out Of Hiring New Publisher

marti_buscaglia.jpgMarti Buscaglia, who was to assume the role of publisher of the Orange County Register, is going to have to stay in Duluth. The Reg got wind that the publisher of the Duluth News Tribune fudged her educational qualifications on her application.

“Credibility is a hallmark of Freedom and our products,” N. Christian Anderson, current publisher and president and chief executive of Freedom Orange County Information, said on the paper’s Web site. “We agreed that this breach would make it impossible for her to fulfill her responsibilities.”

Buscaglia was supposed to take the reigns from Anderson, who will helm a company-wide effort to move the Register from a print product to a primarily Web-based news source.