Julie Fox, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Times West Virginian in Fairmont, W.Va.MORE
Walter M. Wick, an inductee in the Arizona Newspaper Association Hall of Fame and publisher emeritus of the Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review, died Christmas morning at his home in Hereford, Ariz.
Along with brother Bob Wick, Walter Wick guided ownership of Wick Communications for more than a half century.MORE
Patrick Birmingham has departed as president of the Knoxville News Sentinel. He was a member of the SNPA Board of Directors, representing newspapers in Tennessee.MORE
Lauren Easton, who joined The Associated Press last year as media relations manager, has been promoted to director of media relations.MORE
Martha Arnold Susong (Arne) Jones, who played a variety of significant roles at The Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun for some six decades, died Friday, Dec. 16, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital. She was 101 years of age.MORE
Doug Franklin, a former door-to-door newspaper subscription salesman who later served as publisher of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and chief financial officer of media conglomerate Cox Enterprises, will become the new chief executive of The Boston Globe.MORE
Dave Eldridge, a 35-year newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Corbin Times-Tribune and The London Sentinel-Echo in south-central Kentucky.
Eldridge currently serves as publisher of the Richmond Register in Richmond, Ky. He will continue in that role with his expanded regional responsibilities at the Corbin and London properties.MORE
The Herald-Journal in Spartanburg, S.C., is mourning the loss of one of its own after former publisher Roger Quinn died recently. Quinn served as publisher from 2009 to July 2012 when he was promoted to serve as regional publisher of the company's Central Region, covering 12 newspapers in Florida, Louisiana and California.MORE
In announcing plans to retire, Ricky Mathews said: "Joining Advance was the single best career decision I ever made. Moving from a public company to the largest privately-owned media company in the U.S. afforded me opportunities to take risks in ways I would have never had at a public company."
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Michael Sacks has been named senior vice president of operations for Hearst Newspapers. The announcement was made by Hearst Newspapers President Mark Aldam and Houston Chronicle President and Publisher John McKeon. Sacks begins his new position immediately and will report to Aldam.MORE
Patrick Dorsey, regional vice president for the Coastal Group of GateHouse Media, and publisher of the Herald-Tribune Media Group in Sarasota, Fla., has been named president of SNPA, effective immediately.
He was appointed by the SNPA Executive Committee to succeed Les Simpson, who stepped down after leaving the Amarillo (Texas) Globe-News. Simpson plans to stay in Amarillo and work outside the newspaper industry.More
SNPA President Les Simpson, publisher of the Amarillo (Texas) Globe-News since 2002, announced his resignation Tuesday morning, saying, "the timing is best for me and this newspaper."More
Dolph Tillotson, who, during a career spanning nearly 50 years has earned a reputation for developing hard-edge community newspapers, was among four journalists inducted last Friday into the Texas Newspaper Foundation Hall of Fame.
Additional inductees were: Victor Fain, former publisher of The Daily Sentinel in Nacogdoches, who died in 2000 at age 84; John C. Taylor Jr., former Seguin Gazette owner and publisher, who died in 2014 at age 88; and longtime Associated Press correspondent Mike Cochran.More