Newly-created KBA post-press managerial leadership position announced 2/21/17

With the recent news earlier this year that KBA North America has been named the North American exclusive distributor for the newly-acquired Spanish medium- and large-format flatbed die cutter manufacturer Iberica AG S.A. by its parent company, Koenig & Bauer, KBA North America has begun to fill positions to oversee this new division. Its first announcement is to name Tom Fitzgerald to the newly created position.

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Lee Hartman named publisher of Fort Bend Herald 2/13/17

Lee Hartman, a third generation member of a Texas newspaper family, has been named editor and publisher of the Fort Bend Herald in Rosenberg, Texas, according to Clyde C. King Jr., president of Hartman Newspapers, L.P.

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Nancy Rigby promoted to president of Cox Foundations 2/7/17

Cox Enterprises has announced that Nancy Rigby has been promoted to president of Cox Foundations, effective immediately. She will continue reporting to Jim Kennedy, chairman of Cox Enterprises.

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Craig Forman is named president and CEO of McClatchy 1/30/17

Craig I. Forman, a current member of McClatchy's Board of Directors, has succeeded Patrick J. Talamantes as the company's president and chief executive officer.

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GateHouse names new Tribune publisher 1/30/17

GateHouse Media Inc. has named an Alaska newspaper publisher to lead the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune.

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Brian Burns named new publisher of Ledger Media Group 1/30/17

Brian Burns, former publisher and president of the Tampa Tribune, has been named the new publisher of the Ledger Media Group (Lakeland, Fla.)

The new publisher was announced by Patrick Dorsey, regional vice president of Coastal Publishing Group and publisher of the Herald-Tribune Media Group, and Jim Doughton, regional publisher for GateHouse Media and publisher of the Gainesville Sun and Ocala Star Banner. GateHouse Media owns The Ledger and the News Chief.

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Peter Meyer expands leadership role with GateHouse Media 1/30/17

Peter Meyer, regional vice president for GateHouse Media and president and publisher of the company's businesses on Cape Cod and South Coast, will assume additional leadership responsibility for GateHouse Media New England, publisher of six dailies, 98 weeklies, 164 Wicked Local websites and assorted specialty publications, Bernie Szachara, president of GateHouse Media's Eastern U.S. Publishing Operations announced Friday.

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CNHI names Mike Beatty senior vice president 1/24/17

Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. has announced that Mike Beatty, publisher of The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, has been appointed senior vice president/operations, effective immediately.

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Cannon named Free Press online editor 1/24/17

Jennifer Cannon was been hired as the online content editor for the Free Press in Kinston, N.C.

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Guzman named ad director for Fayetteville Observer 1/24/17

Lynnie D. Guzman has been named advertising director at The Fayetteville Observer, GateHouse's largest North Carolina publication.

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