Less than a year after taking over as Daily News publisher, John McKeon has been replaced in that position. Ed Moss, a former publisher of the Akron Beacon Journal, took over on Monday, according to a newsroom memo from Daily News Editor Ron Kaye obtained and posted at the LAObserved website. In October, McKeon was named publisher to replace Tracy Rafter. McKeon also serves as president and CEO of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, Daily News’ parent company. The Daily News is part of an eight newspaper chain owned and operated in Southern California. Moss was previously corporate vice president of for sales and marketing for Media General and positions at 21st Century Newspapers, Freedom, and the Tribune Co., according to the memo.