Arizona State University promotes Cronkite scholar to full professor

Dr. Hazel Kwon, a distinguished scholar in the field of digital media and the lead researcher at the The Media Information, Data, and Society (MIDaS) Lab at Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, has been promoted to the rank of full professor. 

Nexstar names Tim Ingram as VP, GM of its broadcast and digital operations in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) has named Tim Ingram as vice president and general manager of its broadcast and digital operations in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (DMA #95), responsible for the long-range planning and day-to-day operations of WGMB-TV (Fox), WBRL-TV (CW), KZUP-TV (Ind),, and their related digital and social media channels. He also will be responsible for overseeing Nexstar’s operational agreements with White Knight Broadcasting, Inc., to provide services for WVLA-TV (NBC). 

Sougata Mukherjee named president of Triangle Business Journal

Sougata Mukherjee succeeds Jason Christie, who recently was promoted into a new role as senior director of enterprise sales for American City Business Journals.

Holly Claycomb named as new Altoona Mirror managing editor

Holly Claycomb succeeds Neil Rudel, who is retiring as managing editor but will continue contributing coverage, including Penn State football.

Guardian Media Group announces appointment of Amber de Botton as chief communications officer

Guardian Media Group has appointed Amber de Botton as its new chief communications officer. A journalist for nearly two decades, her role as head of U.K. news at ITV News, saw her leading teams across the U.K. covering the death of Queen Elizabeth II, managing exclusives like Partygate and overseeing investigations, including care homes during Covid and social housing which led to changes in the law.

FOX News Media promotes Peter Doocy to senior White House correspondent

FOX News Media has promoted Peter Doocy to senior White House correspondent, announced president and executive editor Jay Wallace. In this role, Doocy will continue to provide coverage of the President of the United States’ domestic and international activities as well as the issues that affect the administration.

The New York Times: Annie Correal joins Express

Annie Correal, who’s contributed to Audio and Metro since joining The New York Times a decade ago, will be a general assignment reporter.

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