Herald-Tribune publisher hired as UF dean

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SARASOTA, Florida (AP) - The publisher of the Herald-Tribune in Sarasota is leaving the newspaper to become dean of the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida.

The Herald-Tribune reported Monday that Diane McFarlin is leaving after 13 years as publisher and nine years before that as executive editor. The 1976 UF graduate will assume her new position July 1. She replaces John Wright, who will return to teaching in 2013.

Allen Parsons has been named interim publisher of the Herald-Tribune. He previously worked there as managing editor. More recently, he was publisher of the Ocala Star-Banner.

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