Martin Dunn Leaves The New York Daily News

After seven years, New York Daily News editor Martin Dunn is stepping down from the position, citing a “personal family issue,” although he says he will continue working in the media in some capacity.
His good-bye memo, via Gawker (who is insinuating there might be other factors at play in Dunn’s decision) to staffers appears after the jump.
Runnin’ Scared talked to staffers at the Daily News and, while some aren’t reading much into Dunn’s decision, one source said the reason he may be waiting a few months to announce his next move is because he has a non-compete clause and hints to some sort of possible “shakeup” in upper management — a rumor the source did not elaborate on.

To: Editorial All
Sent: Tue Jul 20 11:40:55 2010
Subject: From Martin Dunn
After seven years, I am leaving the Daily News to devote time to dealing with a personal family issue. Later this year, when that issue is resolved, it is my intention to take advantage of some exciting offers in new areas of the media.
Since 2003, the Daily News has achieved many notable successes, including the ground-breaking Stadium magazine series and winning another Pulitzer for the 9/11 rescue worker campaign.
It has also been rewarding to see the Daily News become one of the most modern full-color newspapers in America.
Martin Dunn
Editor-in-Chief & Deputy Publisher
New York Daily News