Chris Voccio, publisher of the Niagara Gazette and the Lockport Union Sun & Journal, has announced he is retiring May 12, on his 50th birthday.MORE
Brad Bailey, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of The Press-Republican in Plattsburgh, N.Y., effective immediately.MORE
GateHouse Media Senior Group Publisher John Montgomery has announced he's leaving the company, effective May 8.
Montgomery was editor and publisher of The Hutchinson (Kan.) News for 10 years before it was purchased in November by GateHouse Media. He said he will be moving to the Kansas City area.MORE
McClatchy has announced that the role of Columbus Ledger-Enquirer President and Publisher Rodney Mahone is expanding. His new job title will be regional publisher for Georgia.
Mahone, 50, will oversee the Macon Telegraph operations in addition to his duties in Columbus. Don Bailey, president and publisher of the Telegraph, will be stepping down effective May 5. Mahone will assume the duties beginning May 8.MORE
Cox Enterprises Chairman Jim Kennedy has named Alexander C. Taylor, executive vice president and chief operating officer, as the company's next president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Taylor will succeed John Dyer, president and chief executive officer, who will retire in Dec. after 40 years with the company. Dyer and Taylor will both continue serving on the Cox Enterprises' board of directors.MORE
Four new directors and five incumbents were named to The Associated Press board of directors at AP's annual meeting at its New York headquarters.MORE
Jeff Schumacher has been named publisher of The Daily Post-Athenian and The Advocate & Democrat in Monroe County (Athens, Tenn.). He succeeds Rhonda Whaley, who had served as publisher since 2014.MORE
Former SNPA President Ruth Holmberg died April 19 at her home at the age of 96. Holmberg, who served as publisher of the Chattanooga Times Free Press for nearly three decades, was president of SNPA in 1984-85.MORE
The Virginian-Pilot's next editorial page editor will be Benjy Hamm, a longtime editorial director with Landmark Community Newspapers.MORE
Carl Esposito, publisher of The Daily Times in Maryville, Tenn., and regional president of Adams Publishing Group for Tennessee, North Carolina and Southern Virginia, has been named to the SNPA Board of Directors.
Esposito, who will serve in an at-large position on the board, said: "I appreciate the opportunity to join such an accomplished group and look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of SNPA."More
In the ever-changing media landscape, most newspapers, television and radio stations are shrinking. The News Reporter is taking a different track: we are expanding and naming Justin Smith as editor.More
Two new leaders have arrived to usher The Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., forward.
Paxton Media Group has named Nancy Wykle, editor and publisher of The Daily Dispatch in Henderson, N.C., to the position of publisher of The Daily Herald. In addition, The Daily Dispatch Advertising Director Desiree Brooks was named to the same job at The Daily Herald. Both will retain their current positions in Henderson in addition to working at The Herald.More