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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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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Jim Moroney to retire from Dallas Morning News parent company; Robert Decherd returns as CEO 5/9/18

Jim Moroney, chairman, president and chief executive officer of A. H. Belo Corporation, plans to retire effective with the May meeting of the Board of Directors. Moroney will continue serving as a director and will assume the title of publisher emeritus of The Dallas Morning News, where he served as publisher and chief executive officer from 2001 until March 2018.

Robert W. Decherd will succeed Moroney as chairman, president and chief executive officer.

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Tony Bernados to return to Augusta to lead newspaper's diverse media portfolio 5/8/18

Tony Bernados has been named the new president of The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle and Chronicle Media. Bernados will start in his new position June 5.

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New publisher named for Peoria Journal Star 5/8/18

Paul Gaier has been named president and publisher of the Peoria Journal Star and PJStar.com.

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Gutierrez new Ottumwa Courier publisher 5/8/18

Ron Gutierrez, a veteran Iowa newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Ottumwa Courier.

Gutierrez was publisher of the Clinton Herald. He will continue in that role under his expanded regional responsibilities in southern Iowa.

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Peter S. Yates appointed publisher of The Daily Progress 5/3/18

Peter S. Yates, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va. He replaces Rob Jiranek, who served as publisher from 2016 to 2018 and left the company to pursue other opportunities.

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KBA North America names latest addition to its flexo division 5/1/18

As it bolsters the staff of its fast-growing flexographic printing division, KBA North America is naming Preston Neetzel as its new technical sales manager for KBA-Flexotecnica.

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