Union-Tribune puts “Career Advice” column in hiatus

Phil Blair’s “Career Advice” column will not run in the San Diego Union-Tribune business section on Mondays for at least a couple of months, reports readers representative Adrian Vore.

Vore reports, “That’s because he is running for one of three open seats on the Del Mar City Council. His column last appeared Aug. 24.

“‘We don’t want to give someone a platform,’ said business editor Diana McCabe.

“He also participates in Sunday’s U-T Econometer feature. He’ll be on hiatus for that, as well.

“Business columnist Neil Senturia has a connection to a political campaign. He is married to San Diego City Councilwoman Barbara Bry, who is running against Assemblyman Todd Gloria for San Diego mayor.

“Senturia writes the ‘I’m There for You Baby’ venture-capital column that appears on Mondays. Readers will continue to see his articles, however, because he is not the candidate. But McCabe said the columns must not mention Bry (which they don’t anyway) or discuss San Diego politics.”

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