Louisiana’s ‘Town Talk’ Promotes McCrory

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By: E&P Staff

The Town Talk newspaper of Alexandria, La., has promoted Sean P. McCrory to the new position of deputy director of the paper’s Local Information Center. The promotion took effect yesterday.

Previously, McCrory was assistant managing editor for local content. His new position will require him to manage the daily operations of the Local Information Center, which includes the paper?s news, features, sports, online, photo, multimedia, and production teams.

The 40-year-old McCrory also previously served as metro editor, from May 2005 through January 2007.

In April, the paper was presented with one of four Transformation awards by its parent company, Gannett Co. Inc., in recognition of the Town Talk?s coverage of those events.

“Since Sean joined us, he has had a significant, positive influence on our coverage and our people,” Paul V. Carty, the Town Talk?s director and executive editor said in a statement. “His leadership has been central to our efforts to improve what we do to meet the changing needs of readers. His new position will help us build on that strong momentum.”

A graduate of the University of Florida, McCrory had previously held editing positions with papers in Gainesville and Jacksonville, Fla., as well as Beaumont, Texas.

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