Lisa Chappell named publisher of Weatherford Democrat, Mineral Wells Index 11/14/17

Lisa Chappell, a veteran Texas newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Weatherford Democrat and the Mineral Wells Index. She succeeds Jeff Smith, who recently retired.

Chappell is currently the publisher of the Gainesville Daily Register and the Greenville Herald-Banner, and their affiliated weekly publications in Royse City, Commerce and Rockwall County. She will continue in that role as well.


Melody Brunson named publisher of Times Herald 11/6/17

Melody Brunson, veteran editor of the Washington (Ind.) Times Herald, has been appointed publisher of the newspaper.

Brunson will retain her editor title as well, said Robyn McCloskey, group publisher for the Times Herald's parent company, Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.


CNHI names senior vice president for digital revenue 11/6/17

Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., has announced the appointment of Greg Maibach to the new role of senior vice president for digital revenue.


Boone affiliate acquires Stanly News & Press in N.C. 11/6/17

A newly formed affiliate of Boone Newspapers has acquired the Stanly News & Press in Albemarle, N.C., from Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., based in Montgomery, Ala.

The Stanly News & Press is published three days per week with circulation of approximately 5,000 on Tuesday and Thursday and 6,100 on Sunday.


Sharon Sorg returns as publisher of Meadville Tribune 10/23/17

Sharon Sorg, former publisher of The Meadville (Penn.) Tribune, has been appointed to rejoin the paper in that role again, effective immediately.


Kayla Castille named CNHI senior VP of content and digital operations 9/19/17

Kayla Gagnet Castille has been promoted to senior vice president of content and digital operations for Community Newspaper Holdings, President and CEO Donna Barrett announced.


Veteran newspaper executive named publisher of Lebanon Reporter 7/17/17

Charles G. Lee, an accomplished newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher and advertising director of The Lebanon (Ind.) Reporter and the Zionsville Times-Sentinel.

Lee said he's looking forward to working closely with the residents and businesses of the Lebanon and Zionsville communities.

"This is a great time to be in the community newspaper business," he said. "Our role as a reliable source of local news and information in print and online has never been more important."


Elliott named publisher of Register News and Times-Leader 6/6/17

Veteran newspaper executive Mark C. Elliott has been appointed publisher of the Mt. Vernon Register News and the McLeansboro Times-Leader.


State police investigate bogus bomb threat to newspaper printing plant 5/30/17

The Southeast Kentucky Publishing facility contacted the Kentucky State Police and evacuated the building after receiving a bomb threat Saturday evening.


SNPA papers hold fast to protocols that guard against fake news 5/23/17

By Christy Oglesby, Special to the SNPA eBulletin

Like other mainstream newspapers, the Hope Star and the Times Free Press in Chattanooga hold fast to protocols that guard against the publication of fake news. Some require a minimum of three named sources for every story. Others forbid unnamed sources. Period.

With the introduction of "fake news" and "alternative facts" into the nation's lexicon, those reporting guidelines are what distinguish these newspapers from news outlets that operate without them.

From Alaska to Pennsylvania and all points in between, reputable newspapers strive to eschew fast and first to deliver only facts.