The Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald Publisher Jesus Diaz, Jr. resigns over the recent Marti Moonlighter’s smear job:
Jesús Díaz Jr. will resign today as president of the Miami Herald Media Co. and publisher of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald.
The action comes amid a widening controversy over payments accepted by some El Nuevo Herald journalists for participating in U.S.-government broadcasts on Radio Martí and TV Martí.
The move, which ends a challenging and sometimes tumultuous 14 months as head of one of South Florida’s most visible and influential institutions, is effective immediately. David Landsberg, who served as general manager, takes over today as company president and publisher of both newspapers.
In a letter to readers, Díaz said the company is reversing course and will grant ”amnesty” to two El Nuevo Herald reporters and a freelance contributor who were dismissed Sept. 7 when The Miami Herald reported that they received payments under contracts with Radio Martí and TV Martí.
You can read his letter to readers here.
Update: Henry has more at Herald Watch.