A Newspaper Editor with Major Monopoly Skills

Steve Gunn, incoming editor of The Virginian-Pilot, knows how to avoid bankruptcy.

Towards the end of The Virginian-Pilot’s announcement that Steve Gunn will take over as the paper’s editor June 8, there is this tidbit:

Gunn also was once the country’s third-ranked Monopoly player.

Say what? Perhaps once Gunn steps into the job, he will consider carrying over to the newsroom some of the structure of the famous Parker Brothers board game. Select journalists for example might be given $1500 in cash and a mandate to create a newspaper-saving App. Or more modestly, Gunn can mock up a pair of deadline deck variations and give employees who merit their pick of the Community pile or the Chance pile.

On the newspaper front, Gunn, 59, has previously rolled the dice at Maryland’s Capital Gazzette, Newsday, the Dallas Times Herald, the Kansas City Star and the Kansas City Times. Congrats to him, and good luck.
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