Lisa Chappell, a veteran Texas newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Weatherford Democrat and the Mineral Wells Index. She succeeds Jeff Smith, who recently retired.
Chappell is currently the publisher of the Gainesville Daily Register and the Greenville Herald-Banner, and their affiliated weekly publications in Royse City, Commerce and Rockwall County. She will continue in that role as well.MORE
John C. Wagenknecht, father of Janie Dunn-Rankin, of Venice, Fla., died recently. Janie's husband, David Dunn-Rankin, is president of Sun Coast Media Group and a former president of SNPA.MORE
Cox Media Group has appointed four proven leaders who will work together to fully integrate CMG's portfolio of traditional and digital media platforms in the Atlanta area beginning in 2018.MORE
Stephanie Shepherd, corporate controller of The McClatchy Company since December 2015, has resigned effective Nov. 27 to pursue an executive finance role in the Nevada state education sector. A search for her replacement has begun.MORE
Gannett Co., Inc. has announced that John Zidich, president of domestic publishing and publisher of USA TODAY, will retire after more than 40 years with the company. Zidich's retirement will be effective April 3, 2018.MORE
Melody Brunson, veteran editor of the Washington (Ind.) Times Herald, has been appointed publisher of the newspaper.
Brunson will retain her editor title as well, said Robyn McCloskey, group publisher for the Times Herald's parent company, Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.MORE
Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., has announced the appointment of Greg Maibach to the new role of senior vice president for digital revenue.MORE
Tim Burke, publisher of The Palm Beach Post and the Palm Beach Daily News, has been selected to chair Florida's newspaper trade association.MORE
Josh Hoffner, a longtime news editor and breaking news manager at The Associated Press, has been named the cooperative's news editor for national beats.MORE
Justin Dearborn, chief executive officer of tronc, Inc., has been named chairman of the board of tronc. Michael Ferro is retiring from the Board of Directors as the company prepares to close on the $500 million sale of the Los Angeles Times to local ownership.More
McClatchy has named Mike Fannin as regional editor for the Midwest Region. Fannin, currently executive editor and vice president of The Kansas City Star, will continue to lead the The Kansas City Star and oversee three additional newsrooms including The Wichita Eagle in Kansas, the Belleville News-Democrat in Illinois, and the Star-Telegram in Fort Worth, Texas.More
Conan Gallaty, one of the country's leaders in digital publishing and innovation, has been named chief digital officer of the Tampa Bay Times.More