Texas Press Association honored Dolph Tillotson with the Frank W. Mayborn Award for Community Leadership on Saturday, June 18.More
David Arkin, GateHouse Media's senior vice president for content and product development, has announced plans to leave GateHouse July 7 to become chief content officer for Community Impact, a group of 21 award-winning, hyper-local newspapers serving communities in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston markets. The free newspapers have a total circulation of 1.6 million.MORE
Gregory P. Schermer, Lee Enterprises vice president - strategy and board member, has announced plans to retire after more than 27 years with Lee Enterprises, Incorporated. Schermer will remain a member of the board of directors. His retirement is effective Aug. 31.MORE
Hearst Newspapers Digital has announced the appointments of former New York Times executive Fergal Carr to the new position of senior vice president of consumer product, and former Tribune Publishing vice president Esfand Pourmand to senior vice president of revenue.MORE
Joe Mahoney, an experienced government and politics journalist, has been appointed state reporter for Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.'s New York print and online outlets.MORE
Linda Crawford Tanner, mother of Goldsboro (N.C.) News-Argus President and Publisher Hal H. Tanner III, died Monday, surrounded by her family at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. She was 74.MORE
When Anthony Cook accepted the editor's job at The Daily Home in Talladega, it was with the stipulation that he would continue as pastor of Christian Fellowship Bible Church in Anniston, Ala. He would be busy on Sundays and needed to leave the office on Wednesdays in time for evening Bible study.
"It's not very different from being an editor," Cook said. "There are similarities. You're in a leadership position.
"You don't manage news, you manage people. It's kind of the same idea when you enter into the ministry."
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Deedie McKenzie, vice president of operations for Morris Publishing Group (MPG) has been named publisher of the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai, Alaska, and group publisher of Alaska Media Partners, overseeing the MPG properties in Anchorage and Juneau Alaska.MORE
Tom Claybaugh, president of The Greenville (S.C.) News, has announced the promotion of two veteran advertising executives.MORE
Herald-Journal Publisher Larry Riley has announced that he is leaving the Spartanburg, S.C., newspaper.MORE
The Newspaper Association of America has elected Tony Hunter, president of national revenue and strategic initiatives at Tribune Publishing Company, as chairman of the Board of Directors of NAA. Hunter, who previously served as Board secretary, succeeds Donna Barrett in this position. Barrett, the president and CEO of Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., will continue to serve on the NAA Board of Directors as immediate past chairman.More
Paulette Sheffield, who has worked in various positions at SNPA for 27 years, has been promoted to membership director.
In addition to her new membership management duties, she will continue to manage financial records for SNPA and the SNPA Foundation and oversee office operations.More
Morris Multimedia Inc., headquartered in Savannah, Ga., has announced the hiring of Lori Maxim for the newly created corporate position of director of revenue.More