GateHouse loses its top content and development veep 6/20/16

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.

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Greg Schermer to retire from Lee Enterprises 6/13/16

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.

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Hearst Newspapers Digital announces senior executive hires 6/13/16

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.

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CNHI appoints New York Statehouse reporter 6/13/16

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.

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Linda Tanner of Goldsboro, N.C., dies at age 74 6/6/16

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.

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The paper and the pulpit 6/6/16

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

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 named publisher of the Peninsula Clarion 5/31/16

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.

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Two advertising managers promoted at The Greenville News 5/31/16

Tom Claybaugh, president of The Greenville (S.C.) News, has announced the promotion of two veteran advertising executives.

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Herald-Journal Publisher Larry Riley leaving 5/31/16

Herald-Journal Publisher Larry Riley has announced that he is leaving the Spartanburg, S.C., newspaper.

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VPA welcomes new executive director 5/24/16

The Virginia Press Association Board of Directors has hired Betsy Edwards of Goochland as VPA's new executive director. Edwards was most recently director of communications for ChildFund International.

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