Management Change At The Auburn Citizen

Auburn, N.Y. -  Rick Emanuel, a former publisher at the company, will oversee the Auburn-based media company while a search is conducted for a permanent replacement for Mike Rifanburg, according to an article today on

Rifanburg became The Citizen's publisher in 2009. The article did not say why Rifanburg was being replaced.

Emanuel also is publisher of the Post-Star in Glens Falls. Emanuel oversaw The Citizen's shift from an afternoon to a morning publication in 2008 and the creation of the Skaneateles Journal, a weekly newspaper, in 2006. 

Mike Rifanburg



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Both newspapers are owned by Lee Enterprises of Davenport, Iowa.

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