GateHouse Media offered Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune employees voluntary severance packages last Wednesday, Publisher Terri Leifeste said Thursday.
Leifeste said only those in production or sales were excluded. She emphasized that acceptance of the offers is voluntary.
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When I was introduced as the new president and publisher of The State and four other McClatchy Co. newspapers in South Carolina and North Carolina, some were wondering, "Who is this guy, and what might we expect?"
At the heart of the answer is this: I'm a child of the South, raised with the values of family, faith and service. I'm a man of the South, who has lived and raised his children in the goodness of this region. And, yes, as an African-American man of the South, I know the darkness that is part of our story.
I'm also an Army brat, who moved every two years until eighth grade, learning new places, new cultures and new countries, making new friends, and seeking to become part of new communities over and over.
Those experiences, this upbringing and its challenges and opportunities have shaped me and inform what you can expect from me as publisher of this esteemed institution.MORE
Brian Tolley, executive editor of The Island Packet in Hilton Head Island and The Beaufort Gazette, has been named to the same position at The State in Columbia, S.C.
Tolley, 54, has strong ties to South Carolina. Besides serving for three years as editor of the two Lowcountry newsrooms, he is a former assistant managing editor at The State.MORE
By Matt Dulin, director of community outreach, Columbia Missourian
Lessons learned include planning ahead, early promotion and keeping batteries charged.MORE
GateHouse Media Inc. has named an Alaska newspaper publisher to lead the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune.MORE
New Media Investment Group Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune.
The Daily Tribune has been owned by members of the Waters family for the past 111 years. The newspaper serves a large region in central Missouri with 15,000 daily and 17,000 Sunday circulation. Columbia is home to the University of Missouri with more than 30,000 students.MORE
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Todd Sears has returned home to Nebraska as the new president and publisher of the Omaha World-Herald. He becomes just the seventh publisher in The World-Herald's history, dating to 1889.
Sears, 49, has most recently served as president and publisher at the State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill. Previously, he worked at two East Coast newspapers within BH Media Group, the Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary that also owns The World-Herald.More