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Longtime journalist Romando Dixson will take over as the executive editor of the Journal Star next month, USA Today Network news leaders announced Thursday.Dixson will become the first African … more
Mike Martoccia, who has been consulting with Adams Publishing Group since February, has been named APG’s vice president of digital sales and marketing. This is a new position for APG, to assist in the company's evolution to a multi-media … more
Kendra Majors has been named regional publisher of The Andalusia Star-News, The Atmore Advance, and The Brewton Standard and associated print and digital products. Majors previously served as publisher of The Brewton Standard from January 2018 until … more
Gannett Co., on Thursday said that the CEO of its operating company, Paul Bascobert, will leave the company after the board eliminated his position to streamline its operating structure. The departure is not the result of any inappropriate action … more
The Board of Trustees of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation elected a new slate of officers for 2020-2021 at its meeting on June 17. P.J. Browning will be the new chair, succeeding Tom Silvestri. Browning is the president and … more
Robert Granfeldt has been named general manager of the Midland Reporter-Telegram and Texas Panhandle properties for Hearst Communications. The Panhandle properties include the Plainview Herald, Muleshoe Journal and Canyon News. Granfeldt will assume … more
The Missourian Newspaper is now under the leadership of new Editor/Publisher Tricia Miller, the first female to hold the position in the company's long history. Miller, a Washington native, comes to the paper after 33 years with the St. Louis … more
Michael McCarter has been named Managing Editor, Standards, Ethics and Inclusion at USA TODAY. McCarter previously served as executive editor of USA TODAY Network’s Evansville Courier & Press, and also coordinated coverage with editors and … more
Stan Wischnowski, the top editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, has announced his resignation, days after discontent among the newspaper’s staff erupted over a headline on a column about the impact of the civil unrest following the police killing … more
James Bennet resigned on Sunday from his job as the editorial page editor of The New York Times, days after the newspaper’s opinion section, which he oversaw, published a much-criticized Op-Ed by a United States senator calling for a military … more
Audrey Cooper, The Chronicle’s editor in chief, told her staff Monday she would leave the newspaper later this month for a new position in journalism. Cooper, 42, has been The Chronicle’s editor since 2015, when she became the first woman to … more
Jeffrey Gerritt, recipient of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing, has been appointed editor of the Sharon Herald and New Castle News, effective July 13. The appointment was announced by Sharon Sorg, publisher of the newspapers. Gerritt … more
Terrie Baker has been named regional publisher for Lee Enterprises with responsibility for the Kearney Hub, Grand Island Independent and Lexington Clipper-Herald. Baker replaces Shon Barenklau as the Hub publisher. Barenklau will remain the editor … more
The Washington Post today announced that Emefa Agawu will be joining The Washington Post Editorial Board. She will write editorials on social policy, with an emphasis on developments in state capitals and big cities around the country, and on other … more
Charles F. “Chuck” Champion has been named President and CEO of the California News Publishers Association (CNPA), a newly created position that reflects the Association’s approach to economic and political dynamics that present unprecedented … more
Matt DeRienzo, an award-winning newsroom veteran with over 25 years of experience leading newsrooms, has been named editor in chief at the Center for Public Integrity. DeRienzo will lead one of America’s most storied nonprofit investigative … more
The parent company of the Chicago Sun-Times has promoted Nykia Wright to its permanent chief executive officer position, removing her interim tag, and named Chris Fusco, currently editor-in-chief, to the new post of executive editor, the newspaper … more
Two veteran journalists are joining the Chicago Sun-Times to bring readers much-needed coverage of social justice, income inequality, the environment and public health issues through a grant from The Chicago Community Trust. Elvia Malagón, who most … more
Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), a leading provider of news, information and advertising in 77 markets, announced today that Wynn Christian has been named president and director of local sales and marketing for the company’s Alabama … more
Bill Atkinson, publisher of The Meridian Star, has departed the newspaper to devote more of his time to sister newspapers in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. The Meridian Star will soon begin the search for his successor. The Star’s news, … more
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