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San Francisco Examiner fires another top editor

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Examiner has fired its editor in chief, the latest in a series of management shakeups since the Fang family took over the paper from the Hearst Corp.

David Burgin, 62, was the second editor to hold the paper's top spot in the 14 months since the Fangs took control of the afternoon daily, brought in a new staff and began morning publication.

Burgin will be replaced by Zoran Basich, 35, who has served as the paper's editorial page editor.

"I think Dave Burgin did a great job here at the Examiner and got the paper on its feet when it needed a strong hand," said Basich.

In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Burgin said he received a call late Thursday from Publisher Florence Fang, who read him a letter notifying him that he was being terminated.