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Darran Simon, a journalist who developed an expertise reporting on trauma during a wide-ranging career that had recently brought him to The Washington Post, where he covered District politics and government, was found dead April 9 at his home in … more
William Lewis, the publisher of The Wall Street Journal and chief executive of its parent company, Dow Jones, said that he would leave the roles he had held since 2014. “I am so grateful to all my colleagues at Dow Jones for having made me so … more
Gannett, the owner of USA TODAY and more than 260 other daily publications, appointed a new chief financial officer as the company navigates the coronavirus pandemic. Gannett said Monday that Douglas E. Horne was appointed as CFO effective … more
A. H. Belo Corporation has promoted Katy Murray to executive vice president, reflecting a broader role she has taken on at the parent company of The Dallas Morning News. Murray, 51, who is also chief financial officer, joined A. H. Belo in April … more
Paul Taylor, senior vice president of Hearst and president, chief executive officer and group head of Fitch Group, has been elected to Hearst’s board of directors. The announcement was made today by Steven R. Swartz, president and CEO of Hearst … more
He ran marathons on every continent, including Antarctica—83 of them in all, many followed by a visit to an obscure craft brewery. Last year, he watched 365 movies—most of them in theaters. And Anick Jesdanun made sure—always—that when … more
Rex Maynor, 57, has been named publisher of The Natchez Democrat, Natchez The Magazine, The Brookhaven Daily Leader, Brookhaven Magazine, the Prentiss Headlight and related digital and print products. Maynor began his newspaper career in 1981 at … more
Neil Vogel, CEO of Dotdash, will join The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Board of Directors, Inquirer Publisher and CEO Elizabeth H. Hughes announced Thursday. Vogel fills the Board position previously held by Terry Egger, who retired this year. Vogel … more
Tracey DeAngelo has been named vice president and general manager of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. DeAngelo has been with Block Communications since 1997 and most recently served as the Post-Gazette’s chief marketing officer. Allan Block, chairman … more
A true Renaissance Man passed peacefully on March 20, 2020. A newspaperman, business leader, world traveler, philanthropist and art collector, he was born on August 31, 1943 in Madison, Wisconsin to James E. Conley, MD and Lillian Quirk Conley. … more
CBS News producer and talent executive Maria Mercader died of Covid-19 in New York Sunday, CBS said. She was 54. Mercader worked at CBS for three decades, getting her start in the network's page program, CBS said in a release. She most recently … more
Journalist Alan A. Finder, who worked for Newsday and spent the bulk of his diverse career as a reporter and editor for The New York Times, died Tuesday after testing positive earlier this month for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Times executive … more
A longtime employee of NBC News died Thursday after testing positive for the coronavirus, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said in an email to staff members. Larry Edgeworth, who had been working in an equipment room at NBC News' 30 Rockefeller Plaza … more
The Bucks County Courier Times announced Tuesday that General Manager Brad Bailey will be leaving the company April 3. Executive Editor Shane Fitzgerald is assuming leadership of the Bucks County Courier Times. Fitzgerald joined the Courier Times as … more
Susie Blann, who has helped lead video coverage through Europe and Africa, has been named by The Associated Press as its United Kingdom and Ireland news director and special events editor. The announcement was made Thursday by Anna Johnson, the … more
In a memo to staff on Thursday, Managing Editor Brian Carovillano announced that International Investigations Editor Ron Nixon has been promoted to global investigations editor: It gives me great pleasure to announce to you today the promotion of a … more
OnlineAthens.com and the Athens Banner-Herald recently announced general manager Kevin Clark will depart the company on April 3. Caitlyn Stroh-Page is assuming leadership of the newspaper and its digital assets with Clark’s departure.Read more more
This week, The Register-Guard announced Publisher Shanna Cannon will be leaving the company in early April. Executive Editor Alison Bath is assuming leadership of The Register-Guard. Bath joined The Register-Guard in 2018, coming from The Yakima … more
StarNews executive editor Pam Sander was named one of Gannett’s 12 regional editors on Wednesday, and she will now oversee newsrooms across five Southeast states. Sander formerly served as the Southeast editor for GateHouse and was named the … more
The award-winning executive editor of South Carolina’s Greenville News will become the first African American and the first woman to serve as executive editor of The Indianapolis Star, parent company Gannett announced Wednesday. Katrice Hardy, who … more
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