Walter E. Hussman Jr., chairman of WEHCO Media and publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, is at war again. This time, it's with the internet. But rather than face his competitor head-on in what would most certainly be a losing battle, he's leaning in and gambling on a new strategy.
"People don't realize how bad things are," he says. "The newspaper industry in America is verging on total collapse ... You're going to start seeing more daily newspapers close. We've lost Arkadelphia. We lost Hope. I think we're going to lose more.
"It's a real challenge for the Democrat-Gazette, too. We've got to figure out a new business model because the one we're on just is not working."MORE
Timothy D. Burke, who led The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News into the digital news age and strengthened the newspapers' ties in the community, is leaving his role as publisher.
Burke, 58, who currently serves as president-elect of SNPA, will join LRP Media Group in Palm Beach Gardens as senior vice president and publisher of human resources products in early June.MORE
Tom Hill, longtime publisher of The Oak Ridger and a leader in Tennessee media and Oak Ridge for more than a half century, died March 23 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 90.
He was the son of the late Alfred and Julia Gontrum Hill and husband to Joan O'Steen. His self-proclaimed "love affair" with Oak Ridge began in 1949, when the Atomic Energy Commission asked his parents to start a newspaper at the federal project in an effort to normalize the secret city.MORE
Bruno Muller, CEO of Muller Martini, has announced the appointment of Thomas Krischke to president and CEO of Muller Martini North America.MORE
Bart Leath has been named interim publisher of The Advertiser-Tribune in Tiffin, Ohio.
Leath had been publisher at two other newspapers owned by Ogden Newspapers: the Minot (N.D.) Daily News and the Sentinel in Lewistown, Penn.MORE
Top newsroom leadership appointments have been announced among GateHouse New England's southeastern Massachusetts publications, including The Standard-Times, The Herald News and The Enterprise of Brockton, according to Lisa Strattan, vice president of news for GateHouse New England and general manager of SouthCoast publications.MORE
Tribune Publishing, the owner of The Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press newspapers, has announced the departure of the publications' top editor.
Marisa Porto had been both editor and publisher of the Daily Press since 2016 and editor of The Virginian-Pilot since shortly after Tribune bought The Pilot in May 2018 for $34 million from the Batten family.MORE
Chad Lawhorn has been named publisher of the Lawrence (Kan.) World-Journal. He will continue to serve as editor as well.
Lawhorn replaces Scott Stanford, who has accepted a promotion within the Ogden Newspapers organization.MORE
M. Roberts Media, the parent company of the Tyler Morning Telegraph, has announced several leadership changes as it positions the business for long-term growth.
Justin Wilcox has been named publisher of the Tyler Morning Telegraph and will continue to hold his role as chief revenue officer for M. Roberts Media newspapers in Tyler, Longview and Victoria.MORE
Ames (Iowa) Tribune Publisher Scott Anderson announced this week that he will be stepping down from his position to pursue other opportunities.
Anderson said his last day at the Tribune will be June 7.More
After a career in the newspaper business of more than 48 years – 33 of which have been spent in Greeneville, Tenn., with The Greeneville Sun and its sister companies – John E. Cash, has announced his retirement, effective July 31.
Having held several positions in a company that is now owned by the Adams family of Adams Publishing Group (APG), Cash for the last two years has been acting as general manager of The Greeneville Sun and chief revenue officer for Adams Publishing Group's Tennessee/North Carolina/Virginia region.
Family-owned Adams Publishing Group, based in Minneapolis, Minn., also announced the hiring of GateHouse Media executive Paul W. Mauney to succeed Cash.More