MIAMI - Nancy San Martin, the managing editor of el Nuevo Herald, resigned on Thursday, according to the vice president of news for McClatchy, the parent company that also publishes the Miami Herald.
San Martin leaves "after years of powerful, award-winning work for this newsroom and the community it serves," Kristin Roberts said in an email sent to the newsrooms of both newspapers on Thursday. "There will be a moment soon for the team to wish her well and to thank her for her dedication and commitment."
The resignation comes two weeks after a reader flagged racist and anti-Semitic content published in LIBRE, a paid, independent supplement sold by the advertising team and printed and distributed to el Nuevo Herald subscribers since January. A McClatchy internal investigation found that LIBRE's content went to advertising ready for printing and was never seen by anyone in the newsroom before publication.
In the staff email, Roberts announced that the company also took "personnel actions" in the advertising team "consistent with our company-wide expectations of leadership." Aminda Marques Gonzalez will remain as executive editor for both the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald and McClatchy's regional editor for Florida. The company will hire a new president for both newspapers, who among other things will oversee advertising, and a managing editor for el Nuevo Herald.
Jay Ducassi, the Miami Herald's metro editor, was named interim managing editor of el Nuevo.
"Taken together, these changes will help to ensure that we position our newsroom to consistently deliver on the mission of independent news and information of deepest value to our local readers, viewers, and listeners," Roberts wrote.
San Martin, who previously served as editor for immigration and Cuba coverage at the Miami Herald, took the reins of el Nuevo Herald in a transition period in print journalism toward digital products. During her nearly three years directing the daily operations of el Nuevo Herald, the newspaper grew its digital audience by focusing on local issues, public utility stories, and exclusives about Cuba and Venezuela.
San Martin also oversaw the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald visuals operation, which won two regional Emmy awards among other honors under her leadership.
In October 2019, she was elected as a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, as national vice president for print media.
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