The Paxton Media Group has announced that WPSD-TV vice president and general manager Bill Evans has been named as the new publisher of The Paducah (Ky.) Sun.
Evans was named to succeed Jim Paxton, who retired after 32 years at the western Kentucky newspaper.MORE
Charlotte A. Wolfe has been named circulation director of Journal, Inc., Tupelo, Miss. She will be responsible for the circulation department at the Daily Journal in Tupelo and oversight of The Itawamba County Times.MORE
Keith Albertson has stepped down as executive editor of The Times in Gainesville, Ga., to pursue a new career after nearly 34 years with the Gainesville newspaper.MORE
Carlton Fletcher, who has served the past several months as the newspaper's interim editor, has been named editor of The Herald and AlbanyHerald.com, and sales trainer Heather Harrison has been promoted to retail sales manager.MORE
A veteran publishing executive whose family's roots are in Texas has been promoted to publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.MORE
With its acquisition of Charleston Newspapers Inc. and subsequent merger now complete, HD Media Co. LLC has announced its leadership team for the combined operations.
That team, or Operating Committee, will be responsible for overseeing operations of The Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, W.W.), owned by HD Media; the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail, which was owned by Charleston Newspapers Inc.; and several other publications.
The other publications include daily newspapers The Logan Banner and Williamson Daily News and the weekly newspapers Wayne County News, the Coal Valley News in Madison, the Independent Herald in Pineville, the Lawrence Herald and Putnam Herald. HD Media also publishes the bimonthly River Cities Magazine.MORE
Retired Aiken (S.C.) Standard publisher and community leader Scott Beale Hunter, 69, passed away at his home last Tuesday following a lengthy illness.MORE
Rick Bean has announced his intention to retire as president of the North Carolina/Georgia/Tennessee division of Paxton Media Group and publisher of the High Point (N.C.) Enterprise at year end.
Jana Thomasson, publisher of the Mountain Press in Sevierville, Tenn., has been named to succeed Bean as president of the division. The announcement was made by David Paxton, president and CEO of PMG.MORE
Monique Kakar has been promoted to senior vice president/chief marketing officer, digital, with AMG/Parade. The announcement was made by Tracey Altman, executive vice president of new ventures and business development.
In her new role, Kakar will oversee the planning, strategy and execution of the company's digital marketing initiatives, ensuring it effectively reaches target audiences and appeals to brand advertisers.MORE
Patricia A. Bennett, a veteran newspaper advertising executive, has been appointed publisher of The Daily Independent in Ashland, Ky., and its affiliated publications. She replaces longtime publisher Eddie Blakeley, who resigned recently.MORE
James Charles High, 85, long-time publisher of The News Reporter in Whiteville, N.C., died Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after a brief illness. His son, Les High, is the current publisher of The News Reporter and a member of the SNPA Foundation Board of Trustees.More
Adams Publishing Group Executive Vice President and Eastern Divisional President Gregg Jones has announced that James F. Normandin has become regional president of APG Media of Chesapeake. David Fike will continue to serve as publisher of The Star Democrat (Easton, Md.) and will take on the additional responsibility of becoming the APG Chesapeake Region's chief revenue officer. In addition, Fike will become chief development officer for the Eastern Division of APG for its Sales CRM Initiative.More
Robin Quillon, a veteran newspaper executive, is returning to Florida as publisher of The Gainesville Sun and The Ocala Star-Banner.More