Baltimore City Paper Article Forces Change at Daily

september 27, 2005  05:44 pm
The Baltimore Sun's Edward Gunts will be forced to liquidate his real-estate investments as the result of an article in City Paper noting that the architecture critic has written extensively about the neighborhoods in which the properties are located. When Gadi Dechter's piece was published in the City Paper, "what was being treated as an internal personnel matter became news," says Paul Moore, the Sun's ombudsman. Moore also says that while "Gunts had no nefarious intent to use his position for personal gain ... it also is clear that (he) should not be investing in Baltimore real estate while writing about architecture here."