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 Lee Enterprises Inc., parent company of The Courier, announced Tuesday that David Adams has been named general manager and vice president of sales of Courier Communications. Adams succeeds Roy Biondi, who left the company in November. Read more more
Eliza Hussman Gaines has been named managing editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, succeeding David Bailey, who is retiring. Walter Hussman Jr., the newspaper’s publisher, held successive announcements for the personnel changes on Monday, … more
Ben Smith, editor in chief of BuzzFeed News, who built a respected news organization alongside the website’s lighter content, will leave the company and join The New York Times as the newspaper's top media columnist, according to sources familiar … more
The Local Media Consortium, a strategic alliance of leading local media companies, today announced the hire of Annette Heath as partnership manager and Alex Sanchez Sobrino as Director of Sales. These two full-time positions have been created to … more
Jim Fogler, a veteran leader in the publishing industry, is the new president and chief executive officer of the Florida Press Association and Intersect Media Solutions. In this new role, Fogler will become the chief advocate for publishers in … more
Times Union Editor Rex Smith is stepping down from his position effective Feb. 1, capping an 18-year tenure as the newsroom's chief, the paper's publisher and CEO George R. Hearst III announced Tuesday afternoon. Casey Seiler, who most recently … more
Jim Lehrer, the somber and thoughtful television news anchor who helped build “PBS NewsHour” into an authoritative yet accessible voice of public broadcasting, died Thursday. He was 85. Lehrer, the show’s co-founder, died “peacefully in his … more
We’re promoting Nancy Donaldson Gauss, who has successfully led our Video desk, to associate managing editor to assume a broader strategic role in helping make visual journalism a bigger part of our digital programming and storytelling. Over the … more
Sara Shahriari has joined the Institute for Nonprofit News in a new role as director of leadership and talent development. Shahriari will lead three key initiatives–increasing the number of INN member newsrooms led by people of color or serving … more
When we announced in October that we were partnering with ProPublica to create a world-class investigative team focused on Texas, we knew job No. 1 was to find a visionary leader. We’re excited to tell you that we’ve hired two-time Pulitzer … more
Mary Irby-Jones has been named top editor of the Clarion Ledger and the Hattiesburg American, Katrice Hardy, USA TODAY’s Regional Editor for the South, announced Thursday. “Being chosen to lead the state’s top newspaper is an honor that I … more
Local Media Association announced the appointment of seven new directors to its board, while Local Media Foundation announced two new board director appointments. All new appointments take effect immediately. New LMA and LMF board members come from … more
Guardian Media Group today announces that Annette Thomas has been appointed as its new chief executive by the GMG board. Annette has a 25-year track record in leading global publishing and data analytics businesses, across academic, educational and … more
Gladys Bourdain, a longtime copy editor at The New York Times who helped kick-start the writing career of her son Anthony, the chef who became a world-famous memoirist and television host, died on Friday at a hospice facility in the Bronx. She was … more
Although the International Newspaper Group has enjoyed a long, 20+ year history of bringing newspaper operations and production executives together each year to share the challenges, solutions, ideas and ups and down of today’s newspaper … more
Hal Hildreth Tanner Jr. is being remembered as a genuinely nice person who was committed to Wayne County and his job as publisher of the Goldsboro (North Carolina) News-Argus for nearly three decades. Tanner, 77, died Friday, Jan. 10. Visitation … more
Terry Jamerson, publisher of The Roanoke Times and a regional vice president of parent company BH Media Group, announced Monday that she is retiring. Jamerson’s newspaper career spanned four decades. She held senior leadership roles with several … more
John Clark, publisher of the Capital Journal in Pierre since July 2015, announced this week he is retiring. “After 46 years in the news business, I’m retiring at the end of the month,” Clark told Capital Journal employees on Monday, Jan. 6, in … more
The Philadelphia Inquirer today announced the appointment of media executive Lisa Hughes as Publisher and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Terry Egger, who recently told The Inquirer’s board of his plans to retire. Egger had served in the … more
Omaha World-Herald President and Publisher Todd Sears today named Randy Essex as the newspaper’s next executive editor. Essex has served as senior editor at the Detroit Free Press since 2017, where he also held senior roles from 2006-11. He is a … more
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