Herald-Leader publisher steps down; editor will move into expanded role 8/20/18

Herald-Leader Staff Report

Rufus Friday, president and publisher of the Herald-Leader in Lexington, Ky., since 2011, announced last Wednesday that he will be stepping down in the middle of September.

Editor Peter Baniak will move into an expanded role as the Herald-Leader's editor and general manager.


Lee selects Timothy R. Millage as chief financial officer 8/13/18

Lee Enterprises has selected Corporate Controller Timothy R. Millage as vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. Millage succeeds Ron Mayo, who resigned in June of this year.


Hearst announces promotions in Office of General Counsel 8/6/18

Hearst has announced that Mark Redman and Jonathan Donnellan have been named vice presidents and co-general counsels of Hearst. Donnellan and Redman previously served as deputy general counsels since May 2011.


SNPA names Carl Esposito to serve on Board of Directors 8/3/18

Carl Esposito, publisher of The Daily Times in Maryville, Tenn., and regional president of Adams Publishing Group for Tennessee, North Carolina and Southern Virginia, has been named to the SNPA Board of Directors.

Esposito, who will serve in an at-large position on the board, said: "I appreciate the opportunity to join such an accomplished group and look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of SNPA."


Nick Johnson to lead advertising at McClatchy 7/31/18

McClatchy has named Nick Johnson, a digital media executive with over two decades of experience in the media and advertising industry, as its new head of advertising.


Cox Enterprises appoints Luis Avila-Marco to lead corporate strategy 7/31/18

Cox Enterprises has named Luis Avila-Marco as senior vice president of strategy and corporate development. Avila-Marco will lead Cox's corporate strategy and oversee a team that focuses on diversification and long-term growth outside of the company's core businesses. He also will serve as an adviser to Cox's existing portfolio of companies as it explores future opportunities.


Justin Smith named editor of The News Reporter 7/31/18

By Les High, publisher, The News Reporter, Whiteville, N.C.

In the ever-changing media landscape, most newspapers, television and radio stations are shrinking. The News Reporter is taking a different track: we are expanding and naming Justin Smith as editor.


FLORIDA TODAY's McLoughlin promoted within USA TODAY NETWORK 7/30/18

Stephanie McLoughlin, USA TODAY NETWORK's regional vice president for southeast Florida, which includes FLORIDA TODAY and Treasure Coast Newspapers, has been promoted to vice president of strategic sales for USA TODAY.


New leaders appointed in Roanoke Rapids 7/24/18

Two new leaders have arrived to usher The Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., forward.

Paxton Media Group has named Nancy Wykle, editor and publisher of The Daily Dispatch in Henderson, N.C., to the position of publisher of The Daily Herald. In addition, The Daily Dispatch Advertising Director Desiree Brooks was named to the same job at The Daily Herald. Both will retain their current positions in Henderson in addition to working at The Herald.


Mark Katches named Tampa Bay Times executive editor 7/23/18

Mark Katches, one of the country's top investigative journalists and newsroom leaders, will become the executive editor of the Tampa Bay Times.