Julie Beer appointed editor of Goshen News 8/22/16

Julie Crothers Beer, an education reporter at the Goshen (Ind.) News for the last two years, has been promoted to editor of the newspaper.


Rob Kaiser named executive editor of CNHI papers 8/22/16

An accomplished journalist who has written for the Chicago Tribune, overseen major projects at two newspapers and served as director of journalism at Canisius College has been named executive editor of two New York papers: the Niagara Gazette and Lockport Union-Sun & Journal.


Zepezauer hired as general manager in Wilson, N.C. 8/16/16

By Brie Handgraaf, staff writer, The Wilson Times

Throughout Keven Zepezauer's 22-year career, he has witnessed many shifts within the newspaper industry, so it is fitting the seasoned executive joined The Wilson Times staff on Monday.

In his post as general manager, he'll oversee daily operations, including recent survey-based alterations to the newspaper's content.

"The time has come for me to get some fresh, new ideas and Keven was the right person to bring in at the right time," said Times President and Publisher Morgan Dickerman.


McClatchy names new member to Board of Directors 8/16/16

The McClatchy Company has announced the appointment of Maria Thomas to its board of directors. Thomas replaces Kathleen Foley Feldstein, a long-standing member of the board, who retired at McClatchy's annual meeting on May 18.


Tim Williamson, Idea Village founder and CEO, named president of NOLA Media Group 8/8/16

Idea Village founder and CEO Tim Williamson, a nationally respected business leader whose determination to expand economic and leadership opportunities for New Orleanians sparked an entrepreneurial renaissance in his hometown, has been named president of NOLA Media Group.

Williamson replaces Ricky Mathews, who previously announced his intention to transition out of his role as NOLA Media Group president and help lead new initiatives with Advance Local, a group of affiliated websites and newspapers of which NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune are members.


Cox Enterprises promotes Alexander Taylor to EVP, COO 8/2/16

Cox Enterprises has announced that Alexander C. Taylor, great-grandson of company Founder James M. Cox, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer. He will continue reporting to Chief Executive Officer John M. Dyer.


McClatchy names Tim Grieve and Anders Gyllenhaal to new roles 8/2/16

McClatchy has announced that veteran digital journalist Tim Grieve will succeed Anders Gyllenhaal as vice president of news this fall.

Gyllenhaal, 64, has been McClatchy's vice president, news, and Washington editor since 2010. He will leave the vice president position in October in accordance with retirement policies for corporate officers. After a brief hiatus, he will return in a new role as senior editor and director of leadership and development. Grieve will move into the vice president role on October 4, 2016.


New Times Record publisher pushes community journalism 8/2/16

Crystal Costa, former advertising and marketing director for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Fayetteville), took the helm of the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith, Ark., in July. She is the first woman to hold the distinction in the publication's 132-year history. Tom Stallbaumer's last day as publisher was June 6 after three years on the job.


Hometown publisher 8/2/16

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

James Phillips is back at the Daily Mountain Eagle in Jasper, Ala., for the third time. This time he's the publisher, a publisher who covers news stories, ramps up the paper's social media presence and thinks up promotions.

A native of Walker County in coal country northwest of Birmingham, Phillips, 38, started out as a football stringer out of high school and later served as managing editor. He's been back in town for a couple of months.


Robert Gruber named publisher of The Fayetteville Observer 8/1/16

Robert Gruber has been named publisher for new GateHouse Media acquisition The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer, as well as several military newspapers and niche products, the IWANNA classified shoppers, and the Observer's regional commercial printing operations.

Previously, Gruber was publisher of the Star News in Wilmington, N.C. In January 2015, GateHouse Media purchased the Star News along with 13 other regional newspapers.