Maryland Daily Record names Simon editor

By Jenny Hottle

Originally published on on Jan. 3, 2013.

David B. Simon plans to emphasize online content in his new role as the editor of the Maryland Daily Record.

Simon, 36, later this month will replace Tom Linthicum as editor of the business and legal paper. Linthicum served as editor for six years before retiring in December. In his new role at the Daily Record, the former managing editor of the Montgomery Gazette will seek to marry its print product with an expanding online presence.

“There’s certainly a push for a greater online presence,” Simon said. “Broadly speaking — and this is true of all news organizations — the goal is to marry the exceptional print products they’ve done for so many years with the online content that remains to be fleshed out.”

Before joining the Daily Record, Simon was a senior writer at the University of Chicago, working on development proposals about academic research in medicine and biological sciences for perspective donors.

Simon, who received his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, began reporting in 2002 for the Queens Chronicle, a weekly newspaper in Queens, N.Y. He worked as an assistant city editor at the Carroll County Times in Westminster from 2003 to 2005 before moving to the Frederick News-Post.

Simon left the News-Post in 2008 to become managing editor at the Gazette, a weekly newspaper in Gaithersburg.

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