'Daily News' Grapples With a Cooke-Free Future

The Daily News is, naturally, still reeling from last week's announcement that editor-in-chief Michael Cooke, after only 10 months at the tab, will be returning the big shoulders of Hollinger Inc.'s Chicago-area papers. E&P has more on how the News will go on without him:

The New York Daily News is not expected to replace departing Editor-In-Chief Michael Cooke after he leaves the tabloid early next year, choosing instead to turn over Cooke's day-to-day responsibilities to Editorial Director Martin Dunn.

Because nothing says "you were important to us" like nothing even bothering to replace you.

N.Y. 'Daily News' Not Likely to Replace Departing Editor [E&P]