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Plain Dealer Editor Resigning

March 25, 1999 GMT

CLEVELAND (AP) _ David Hall, editor of The Plain Dealer since 1992, said he will resign effective May 1. No successor has been named.

Hall told the newspaper’s staff Wednesday he wants to take his career in another direction. He plans to take some time off, then may return to the newspaper business.

``But I do not expect to be a newspaper’s chief editor again,″ he said.

Hall, 56, said he learned last week that he is a finalist at the University of Minnesota for an endowed professorship, the Cowles Chair in Media Management and Economics.

Before coming to The Plain Dealer, Hall was editor of The Record in Bergen County, N.J. In 1986, he led The Denver Post to a Pulitzer Prize for public service.