Two Maine Editors Add Publisher’s Title

By: E&P Staff

MaineToday Media, based in Portland, has promoted two of its editors to the additional position of publisher.

Editor Bill Thompson, 63, was named publisher of the Waterville Morning Sentinel, and Managing Editor Tony Ronzio, 30, is now publisher of the Kennebec Journal, in Augusta. Thompson had been editor of both papers.

MaineToday Media also owns The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, weekly Coastal Journal, in Bath, and related Websites.

MaineToday Media CEO Richard Connor said Thompson and Ronzio will have more public visibility. The Morning Sentinel quotes him saying, “These are local newspapers, and our customers need to know there is one person they can phone or e-mail who is in charge and can resolve problems or concerns on the spot.”

Thompson earlier worked for dailies in Illinois and New Jersey. He also was editor of the weekly Fort Worth Business Press – owned by Connor until 2001 – and was a columnist for The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., which Connor also publishes, and at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Before joining the Kennebec Journal last year, Ronzio was editorial page editor for the Sun Journal, in Lewiston, where he had worked since 2006.

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