Publisher Brian Burns leaving Ledger Media Group 7/16/19

Brian Burns, publisher of the Ledger Media Group in Lakeland, Fla., has announced that he will leave that position on July 25.

Burns said he's leaving to start his own digital technology company for magazines and newspapers in the Tampa Bay area. He is developing a phone app that can capture print images and use them to deliver additional content.

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Cynthia DuBose named senior editor for special projects 7/16/19

McClatchy has named Cynthia DuBose as senior editor for special projects. DuBose will lead McClatchy's multi-market and multiplatform projects across the local media company's 30 newsrooms.

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Lee Enterprises announces board and corporate governance enhancements 7/15/19

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated has announced that digital media expert Megan Liberman has been appointed as a new independent director to the company's board. The company also announced several corporate governance enhancements.

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Hearst Newspapers' Texas Community Group announces new leadership 7/15/19

Hearst has announced that Clarice Touhey has been named president of the Texas Community Group for Hearst Newspapers. She succeeds Mark Adkins, who, having served as the publisher of Beaumont Enterprise since 2013, will assume the role of chairman of Hearst Newspapers' Texas Community Group. The announcement was made by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Newspapers President Jeff Johnson. The changes take effect July 22.

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Carlene Cox named GateHouse director of communications 7/12/19

Carlene Cox, formerly director of specialty content for GateHouse Media, has been named the company's director of communications.

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New publisher named at The Lawton Constitution 7/11/19

David R. Stringer has been named publisher of The Lawton (Okla.) Constitution. The announcement was made by Dolph Tillotson, president of Southern Newspapers, Inc., The Lawton Constitution's parent company.

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Publisher of The Mining Journal to retire at the end of the week 7/9/19

After 42 years of being in the newspaper business, Publisher and General Manager of The Mining Journal, Jim Reevs, is retiring at the end of this week.

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Benner named publisher of Times Record, area weeklies 7/9/19

By Times Record staff

Ronald Benner has been named senior group publisher for the Times Record (Fort Smith, Ark.) and area weekly papers, including the Press Argus-Courier, Booneville Democrat, Paris Express, Charleston Express and Alma Journal, as well as monthly publication Greenwood Life.

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RTD names McMullin its group marketing director 7/8/19

Nicole McMullin has been appointed marketing director of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Sun News executive editor Stephanie Pedersen adds general manager to her title 7/8/19

Stephanie Pedersen has been named general manager of The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, S.C., adding to her role as the newspaper's executive editor.

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