Mark Medici joins Hearst Newspapers 6/11/18

Hearst Newspapers has named Mark Medici as executive vice president and chief marketing officer, a new position. Medici previously served as vice president of audience and newspaper operations at Cox Media Group.

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CNHI names regional digital director 6/11/18

James Pacovsky has been named regional digital director for CNHI.

Pacovsky will work with local markets in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi and Tennessee to help drive digital revenue growth. He will report directly to Greg Maibach, CNHI's senior vice president of digital revenue.

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Long-time Marshalltown publisher to retire 6/5/18

With more than three decades at the helm of The Times-Republican and Marshalltown Newspaper LLC, publisher Mike Schlesinger has announced he will retire June 30.

Abigail Pelzer will serve as his successor as publisher of The Times-Republican and Marshalltown Newspaper LLC and will manage all operations. Pelzer is the former managing editor of The Times-Republican and has served as editor of the Newton Daily News since July 2014.

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North Carolina Highway Historical Marker honors newspaper publisher Elizabeth Swindell 6/5/18

Elizabeth Swindell took on many jobs as a fill-in at the Wilson (N.C.) Daily Times during the Depression. She learned all the roles and when the opportunity presented itself in 1946, she purchased an interest in the newspaper, and acquired full ownership in 1954. For her pioneering role in journalism and community service, she will be recognized with a North Carolina Highway Historical Marker at Noon on June 30, at 906 Nash St. North, Wilson. A reception will follow the dedication.

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Tia Lyons named 2017 Employee of the Year with WEHCO's Palmer Newspapers 5/29/18


By El Dorado News-Times staff

Tia Lyons, city reporter for the El Dorado (Ark.) News-Times, was honored recently as the 2017 Walter E. Hussman Employee of the Year for WEHCO Media's Palmer Newspapers Division.

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Veteran newspaper photographer retires from The Dallas Morning News 5/22/18

On May 1, people crowded the newsroom at The Dallas Morning News to say goodbye to friend and colleague, David Woo.

"I love you all," said Woo as he tried to contain his emotion. "I can't say enough how much I really enjoyed all of you."

From the crowd and the speeches, it was clear the feeling was mutual.

Woo spent 42 years as a photographer for The Dallas Morning News.

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Richard Tamborrino named publisher in Key West, Fla. 5/22/18

Cooke Communications - Florida LLC has announced the hiring of Richard Tamborrino to the position of publisher of The Key West Citizen and The Florida Keys Free Press.

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Dirks, Van Essen & Murray names Sara April partner and renames firm 5/22/18

Owen Van Essen and Phil Murray have announced that Sara April has become a partner in the firm, now renamed Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April.

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New publisher, editor at Anniston Star as Davis leaves for public radio 5/14/18

Bob Davis, publisher and editor of The Anniston Star, has announced his resignation.

Davis came to Consolidated in 2003, and has been The Star's editor since 2006. He took on the role of publisher in 2016. He's leaving to become executive director at High Plains Public Radio, a network of stations serving communities in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

Josephine Ayers has been named The Star's publisher, while Anthony Cook becomes executive editor of The Star and the other newspapers of its parent company, Consolidated Publishing.

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Ted Gurley named regional digital director of CNHI 5/14/18

In his new role as regional digital director for CNHI, Ted Gurley will work with local markets in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, to help drive digital revenue growth. He will report directly to Greg Maibach, CNHI's senior vice president, digital revenue.

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