Bill Atkinson named Chronicle publisher 4/24/18

Pauline Sherrer, publisher of the Crossville (Tenn.) Chronicle, stepped into the next chapter of her life recently with her retirement from the community newspaper she has shepherded the past 37 years.

Bill Atkinson will now lead the staff as publisher.


Graham Brink named Tampa Bay Times business columnist; Amy Hollyfield expands duties 4/23/18

Two veteran journalists at the Tampa Bay Times will assume prominent new roles in business and local coverage, Managing Editor Jennifer Orsi has announced. Graham Brink has been named business columnist, and Amy Hollyfield will expand her editing portfolio to include metro, politics and business.


Cox Enterprises names Sharon Zealey vice president, compliance 4/23/18

Cox Enterprises has named Sharon Zealey as vice president, compliance. Zealey will be responsible for leading compliance strategy, data privacy and alignment on key issues across Cox Enterprises' major operating subsidiaries: Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group. Her role includes managing Cox's ethics hotline and coordinating sensitive compliance investigations.


Caulkins to step down, successor named 4/23/18

Ann Caulkins, The Charlotte Observer’s president and publisher, is stepping down after 12 years and will be succeeded by Rodney Mahone, a longtime media executive from Georgia.

Mahone, 51, begins in Charlotte June 4.


Peter Imes takes reins as fourth-generation leader of The Dispatch 4/10/18

By Zack Plair, managing editor, The Dispatch (edited slightly)

A fourth generation of the Imes family has taken the reins of The Commercial Dispatch in Columbus, Miss.

Birney Imes III, who has run the newspaper since 1996, has named his son Peter Imes to succeed him as publisher. Peter Imes previously held the position of general manager.


Grant Moise becomes publisher of The Dallas Morning News 4/10/18

Grant Moise, who was named general manager of The Dallas Morning News a year ago, has been elevated to president and publisher of the news organization.

Moise, 42, succeeds Jim Moroney, who will continue to serve as board chairman, president and chief executive of The News' parent company, Dallas-based A. H. Belo Corporation.


Will Chapman named LPA executive director 4/10/18

The Louisiana Press Association has hired veteran newspaperman Will Chapman as its new executive director. It has also promoted Communications Director Mike Rood to general manager.


Virginian-Pilot publisher is leaving for Connecticut 4/10/18

The first woman to become publisher of The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.) is leaving it to lead a media company in Connecticut.

Pat Richardson will also be the first woman to lead the Day Publishing Co. as publisher, president and CEO. The company's profits fund the Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation, which supports charities in the surrounding community.


Greenville News publisher Tom Claybaugh leaving for new role 4/10/18

Tom Claybaugh, president of the Carolinas media operations and publisher of The Greenville News since April 2016, is leaving Greenville to take a new position within Gannett Co. Inc. based in Nashville.


HD Media closes purchase of Charleston Gazette-Mail, names new publisher 4/10/18

HD Media and Charleston Newspapers have closed on the sale of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, and a new publisher and executive editor have been named. For the first time in more than a century, the West Virginia newspaper is being published without a member of the Chilton family at the helm.