Judi Burns wore many hats at the Index-Journal beyond serving as president and publisher for more than two decades.
The role that perhaps best suited the newspaper's matriarch, who died on Thursday at age 72, was that of mother.
She wasn't just a mom to her three daughters and fellow The Index-Journal Co. shareholders – Alison Burns-Parham, St. Claire Donaghy and Mundy Price – but also to the dozens of newspaper employees who affectionately referred to her as "Momma."More
Hearst has announced that Michael Palmer has been named chief information security officer. The announcement was made by President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Chief Operating Officer Mark Aldam. Palmer will report to Chief Information Officer Mahendra Durai.MORE
Cox Enterprises has announced that Bala Sundaramoorthy has been promoted to vice president and general manager of The Atlanta (Ga.) Journal-Constitution. In this role, he will serve as the leader for product and technology and oversee customer service, operational strategy, content print and digital operations.MORE
Carol Stark, editor of The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, who died last Wednesday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after a long battle with cancer, was remembered by friends and co-workers for her professionalism, warmth and humor.MORE
General manager/advertising directors have been appointed to CNHI newspapers in four Kentucky communities, effective immediately.MORE
The Midlothian Mirror and Waxahachie Daily Light have named Rebecca Jones as the new managing editor, an extension of her current role as creative director for Waxahachie Media Group.MORE
Mike Distelhorst has been named publisher of The Fayetteville Observer as part of a consolidation effort by GateHouse Media, which owns the newspaper.MORE
Christie Swanson, a newspaper veteran with more than a quarter century of journalism experience, is the new editor of The Norman (Okla.) Transcript.MORE
Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak, an award-winning reporter and editor, will join The Associated Press as its Washington investigations editor.MORE
The Associated Press has named a senior news leader who has led coverage across Europe and around the world as its deputy director for newsgathering in Europe.
James Jordan, currently an executive producer for global video at AP, will start his new role in September. His appointment was announced by Anna Johnson, AP's Europe-Africa news director.MORE
Kim Fowler recently joined the Ames (Iowa) Tribune as its general manager, bringing with her 27 years of experience working for leading media companies.More
Shoni Wiseman has been promoted to general manager of the Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal.More
GateHouse Media, the owner of the Amarillo Globe-News, announced that Belinda Wheeler Mills, the publication's current director of operations/advertising director, has assumed the title of general manager/advertising director.More