Eric Barnes has been elected as president of the American Court and Commercial Newspapers, Inc. (ACCN) for 2015-16. Barnes is publisher ofThe Memphis (Tenn.) Daily News. Additionally, he is publisher of the company’s two other weekly papers, The Nashville (Tenn.) Ledger and The Knoxville (Tenn.) Ledger.
Barnes has been a reporter, editor and publisher in Connecticut, New York and now Memphis. Barnes is also the author of the novels “Something Pretty,” “Something Beautiful” and “Shimmer,” along with numerous short stories. He also hosts a news roundtable show on the Memphis public television affiliate.