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McClatchy on Wednesday announced a change of leadership at The News Tribune as well as the company’s Northwest region. In a memorandum to staff, McClatchy president and CEO Craig Forman said Stephanie Pedersen will be promoted to President and … more
Stephen Engelberg, editor-in-cheif of ProPublica, and Aminda Marqués González, president, publisher and executive editor of the Miami Herald, have been elected as co-chairs of the Pulitzer Prize Board. Engelberg became ProPublica's editor-in-chief … more
Brian Colligan, an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of newspaper experience, was today named the opinion editor of The Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press. Colligan has served as associate editor of the editorial page since April … more
Veteran journalist Rana Cash will lead news gathering for the Savannah Morning News as the publication’s news director, parent company Gannett announced Tuesday. Cash will also serve as executive editor for the USA TODAY Network’s two other … more
Shane Fitzgerald, executive editor of the Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer and sub-regional editor for the former GateHouse Atlantic Region, will take on a broader role for the USA Today Network, serving as Gannett’s Pennsylvania … more
The News Media Alliance has elected Antoinette “Toni” Bush, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Government Affairs at News Corp, as its Chair of the Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 term. Bush, who previously served as Treasurer, … more
Gannett Co. Inc.'s president of sales for the Great Lakes Region will lead the joint business operations of The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, the media publisher said Thursday. Eddie Tyner, 49, was named president of the Free Press and … more
Mike Feeley, executive editor of The News Journal and Delaware Online, will take on a broader role for the USA Today Network, serving as Gannett’s South Jersey and Delmarva editor. In his expanded role, Feeley will continue as executive editor in … more
Gannett Regional Vice President David Foster is assuming leadership over the advertising sales division of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Foster currently oversees the Greenville News and Anderson Independent Mail, as well as the publications in … more
The Washington Post today announced Leana S. Wen will join the Opinions section as a contributing columnist effective immediately, adding an experienced voice on a range of public health and health policy topics. "Dr. Wen combines a broad and deep … more
The Board of Directors of the Institute for Nonprofit News is pleased to announce that veteran journalist Ron Nixon has joined as a director. Nixon is global investigations editor for The Associated Press, leading AP investigative teams around the … more
Ron Harrist, who covered Elvis Presley, black separatists, white supremacists and college football legends during his 41 years as a reporter and editor in Mississippi for The Associated Press, died of complications from leukemia at his home in … more
A veteran industry executive has been named project director of a renewed effort to champion the importance of community newspapers across North America and to celebrate the vital contributions of press associations they represent. Tom Silvestri, … more
Two veteran editors will lead Gannett’s news organizations in southern and northern Indiana, bringing together a powerhouse of journalists that collectively make up the state’s largest newsgathering operation. Last fall’s merger of Gannett and … more
Terry Larimer, the former Morning Call sportswriter, columnist and editor best known for his coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles, Lehigh University football and wrestling and Lehigh Valley sports, died on Tuesday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Allentown. … more
The Tampa Bay Times on Wednesday named Graham Brink its next editor of editorials, succeeding Tim Nickens who had previously announced plans to retire at the end of May. Brink, 49, will take over the Times’ opinion journalism on June 1, … more
A 43-year journalism career ended Tuesday when Jack Kramer died after a year-long battle with cancer. Kramer worked for nearly two decades at the New Haven Register, leaving as the executive editor when it was owned by the Journal Register Co. … more
H. Brandt "Brandy" Ayers, the small-town publisher who turned The Anniston Star into a voice for integration in the 1960s, died Sunday, friends and family members say. He was 85. “For all of my life, he was at the head of a good small newspaper, a … more
Jimmy Ruff, left, stands in The Selma-News Journal pressroom with publisher Shelton Prince in this photo from the late 1970s. (FILE) In what seems like an end to an era for those at The Clanton Advertiser, long-time production manager Jimmy Ruff … more
A veteran reporter and editor began work as editor of the Canton Repository and CantonRep.com Monday. Rick Armon, 52, most recently served as editor of The Daily Record in Wooster and Ashland Times-Gazette since September when he was promoted from a … more
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