Ex-FCC chief leaves Hearst

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Former Federal Communications Commission chairman Alfred Sikes has packed it
in as president of Hearst New Media & Technology, where he has worked since
1995.

Hearst officials said Sikes retired to devote more time to the Reading
Excellence and Discovery Fund, a charity he founded and chairs.

They added that his decision is not connected with Hearst's restructuring of
the new-media unit, which will now work with the company's broadcast and print
operations to develop Internet products, rather than operating Web products as a
stand-alone operation.

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