M. Roberts Media announces new roles for three executives 6/12/17

M. Roberts Media, the family owned company that owns and operates the leading community daily newspapers and associated digital properties in South and East Texas, has announced new and expanded roles for the publishers of the Victoria Advocate and Longview News-Journal and creation of a new position to oversee its growing publishing business.


SNPA welcomes summer intern: Lara Strydom 6/12/17

Lara Strydom, who recently graduated from Alpharetta High School and will be majoring in journalism at the University of Georgia this fall, is working with the SNPA staff as an intern this summer.


Elliott named publisher of Register News and Times-Leader 6/6/17

Veteran newspaper executive Mark C. Elliott has been appointed publisher of the Mt. Vernon Register News and the McLeansboro Times-Leader.


Advance Publications Inc. names chief strategy and development officer 5/30/17

Advance Publications Inc. has announced that Janine McGrath Shelffo, co-head of Technology, Media and Telecom - Americas at UBS Investment Bank, will join the company later this year in the new position of chief strategy and development officer.


Mike Jung named new president in Memphis and Jackson, Tenn. 5/30/17

Michael Jung, president of The News-Press Media Group in Fort Myers, Fla., has been named president of The Commercial Appeal (Memphis) and The Jackson Sun.

Jung, 59, a more than 30-year industry veteran, has been the interim president at The Commercial Appeal for two months. He succeeds George Cogswell, who retired in January after five years as CA president.


Times Free Press president resigns; new president named 5/22/17

Reprinted from the Times Free Press, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Jeff DeLoach, a 56-year-old native of Jackson, Tenn., has been named president of the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press.

He succeeds Bruce Hartmann, who has taken a job with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.


Media entrepreneur Scott Schurz receives honorary degree from alma mater 5/22/17

Denison University conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, upon publisher and philanthropist Scott Schurz, a member of the Denison Class of 1957 and a member of the executive committee and board as well as honorary president for life of the Inter-American Press Association, during the college's 176th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 13.

Schurz has been a leading voice in Indiana as a president and publisher of the Bloomington Herald-Times and vice president and director of Schurz Communications, a media firm operating radio, television, cable and newspapers in 10 states.

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Cox Media Group names Ashley Peterson senior director of human resources 5/22/17

Ashley Peterson is Cox Media Group's new senior director of human resources at the company's headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. In this role, Peterson supports all of CMG's corporate client areas, in addition to Rare and CMG's Washington, D.C., News Bureau.


Erwin Potts, former chairman of McClatchy Co., dies at 85 5/22/17

Erwin Potts, a North Carolina native who spent his early career as a newspaper reporter and editor and eventually became the first non-family member to lead McClatchy Newspapers as it grew into a national media company, died last week in Mexico.


Veteran newspaper executive named publisher at The News & Advance 5/18/17

Bob MacPherson, a veteran newspaper publisher and executive, has been appointed publisher of The News & Advance in Lynchburg, Va.