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
Cox Media Group has named Michelle Miguelez vice president of communications and public affairs. In her new role, Miguelez will create proactive communications strategies that align with business objectives and engage employees, further strengthening CMG's role as an Employer of Choice.MORE
GateHouse Media recently announced that Jeff Moriarty has been named senior vice president, digital for the company. His appointment is effective April 20.MORE
The Daily Times in Maryville, Tenn., has named veteran editor and reporter and native Tennessean J. Todd Foster as editor.
Foster succeeds Frank "Buzz" Trexler, who retired Nov. 30 after nearly three decades of leading The Daily Times' newsroom.MORE
McClatchy has named Kristin Roberts regional editor of the company's East region. Roberts, currently executive editor of McClatchy's Washington Bureau, will oversee nine newsrooms.MORE
AMG/Parade President and CEO Chuck Allen has announced the retirement of its executive vice president and director of newspaper relations, Dave Barber, effective July 31. Kevin Craig, who was AMG/Parade's senior vice president of newspaper relations has been named director, effective immediately. Barber will work in partnership with Craig for a transitional period until his official retirement.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
Tim Burke, publisher of The Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach, Fla., has been named treasurer of SNPA.
Burke succeeds Patrick Dorsey, regional vice president for the Coastal Group of GateHouse Media and publisher of the Herald-Tribune Media Group in Sarasota, Fla., who recently was named as SNPA's new president.MORE
Ashley Wimberley of Little Rock has been promoted to executive director of the Arkansas Press Association. Byron Tate, president of the association's board of directors, made the announcement last Wednesday.MORE
Southern Lithoplate, Inc., a leading manufacturer of digital printing plates and associated CTP solutions, has announced Jeffrey Bernhardt, has joined the SLP team as regional sales manager.MORE
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.More
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."More