Roy Heatherly named publisher in Wichita 6/30/15

Roy Heatherly, president and publisher of The Jackson (Tenn.) Sun, has been named president and publisher of The Wichita Eagle in Kansas.

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Lisa Chappell named publisher of Gainesville Daily Register 6/30/15

Lisa Chappell is currently publisher of Herald-Banner Publications which includes the Herald-Banner in Greenville (Texas), Rockwall Herald-Banner, Royse City Herald-Banner and The Commerce Journal. As a senior publisher, she will continue in that role, as well as serve as publisher of the Gainesville Daily Register.

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Charleston Gazette announces promotions 6/29/15

The Daily Gazette Company President Elizabeth E. Chilton announced that Susan Chilton Shumate has been elected publisher of the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette. She also announced that Robert L. Smith II has been elected to the Board of the Daily Gazette Company.

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At 91, Bob Miller is calling it a career after almost 64 years 6/23/15

By Cheryl Hall, The Dallas Morning News

Bob Miller, a pillar of The Dallas Morning News for nearly 64 years, has decided to take early retirement.

You see, the 91-year-old always said he'd die on the job.

But in recent months, he says, work has become, well, work. His column July 1 will be his 8,504th and his last.

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Paul Heidbreder named Record-Eagle publisher 6/23/15

Paul Heidbreder, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Traverse City Record-Eagle. Heidbreder has been the publisher of the Ames Tribune and several other newspapers owned by GateHouse Media in Iowa.

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SNPA president-elect steps down from board, as he leaves McClatchy 6/23/15

SNPA President-Elect Bob Weil has announced his resignation from the SNPA Board of Directors, in advance of his retirement as vice president/operations of The McClatchy Company at the end of June. Weil was next in line to be nominated as president of SNPA at the upcoming News Industry Summit in October.

Instead, SNPA Treasurer David Dunn-Rankin will be nominated as president in Savannah. Dunn-Rankin is president and publisher of The Sun in Port Charlotte, Fla. The SNPA Nominating Committee will choose a new treasurer and president-elect later this summer.

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Times-News' Mauney takes over as Asheboro publisher 6/16/15

Paul W. Mauney, publisher of the Times-News in Burlington, N.C., is taking on expanded duties as publisher of the Asheboro Courier-Tribune.

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Bill Church of Herald-Tribune named SE regional editor for GateHouse 6/16/15

Bill Church will continue to serve as the executive editor of the Herald-Tribune while also working with GateHouse Media newspapers throughout the Southeast on shared coverage, recruiting and training.

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Mathews to lead new company overseeing NOLA Media Group and Alabama Media Group 6/16/15

By NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

NOLA Media Group and Alabama Media Group will become part of a new regional media company across Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi that will accelerate its audience and revenue growth in the region.

Ricky Mathews, president of NOLA Media Group, which operates NOLA.com and publishes The Times-Picayune, will continue in that role and will also become president of the new company, the Southeast Regional Media Group, when it launches later this year.

David Francis, currently executive vice president and associate publisher at NOLA Media Group, is being named executive vice president and publisher of NOLA Media Group.

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Review-Journal owner GateHouse Media taps new publisher 6/12/15

GateHouse Media has named Jason Taylor as president and publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, effective July 6.

Taylor will also serve as president of GateHouse's Western U.S. Publishing Operations, as well as president of a new company division called GateHouse Media Live and Virtual Events. The division will develop locally hosted and sponsored expos and other events for communities nationwide.

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