AP names new director of media relations 12/19/16

Lauren Easton, who joined The Associated Press last year as media relations manager, has been promoted to director of media relations.


Former Greeneville Sun co-owner, columnist Arne Jones dies 12/16/16

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.


Globe names new chief executive 12/13/16

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.


Eldridge appointed publisher of Corbin, London papers 12/12/16

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.


Former Herald-Journal publisher Roger Quinn remembered 12/7/16

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.


Ricky Mathews to retire by Jan. 1 12/6/16

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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Hearst Newspapers names Michael Sacks senior vice president of operations 12/5/16

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.


Scott Jenkins is named editor of The Dispatch in Lexington 12/5/16

The Dispatch in Lexington, N.C., has hired a new editor to succeed longtime Executive Editor Chad Killebrew.


Lewis appointed publisher of Register-News, Times-Leader 12/5/16

Darrell K. Lewis, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Mt. Vernon (Ill.) Register-News and the McLeansboro Times-Leader.


Newspaper veteran Alan English named publisher of The Berkshire Eagle 11/29/16

Alan English, a newspaper industry veteran, was named publisher of New England Newspapers Inc. on Monday.

The company publishes The Berkshire Eagle and the Bennington Banner, Brattleboro Reformer and Manchester Journal in Vermont.

English most recently served as president and publisher of The Shreveport Times in Louisiana, following a stint as its general manager and executive editor.