Cox Enterprises appoints Luis Avila-Marco to lead corporate strategy 7/31/18

Cox Enterprises has named Luis Avila-Marco as senior vice president of strategy and corporate development. Avila-Marco will lead Cox's corporate strategy and oversee a team that focuses on diversification and long-term growth outside of the company's core businesses. He also will serve as an adviser to Cox's existing portfolio of companies as it explores future opportunities.

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Cox Media Group sells Southern Kitchen to GateHouse Media 7/2/18

Cox Media Group and GateHouse Media have announced that the operations of Cox's Southern Kitchen, the Atlanta-based Southern food and lifestyle brand, have been acquired by GateHouse.

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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.

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Cox Media Group names new VP of communications and public affairs 3/19/18

Cox Media Group has named Michelle Miguelez vice president of communications and public affairs. In her new role, Miguelez will create proactive communications strategies that align with business objectives and engage employees, further strengthening CMG's role as an Employer of Choice.

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New Media Investment Group to acquire Austin American-Statesman 3/6/18

New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of publications, announced today that it has agreed to acquire the Austin American-Statesman and its niche publications and companion websites from Cox Media Group, LLC for $47.5 million.

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Cox Enterprises promotes Sonji Jacobs 1/16/18

Cox Enterprises has named Sonji Jacobs to the new position of assistant vice president of corporate communications.

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Cox Communications launches Converge, a new storytelling platform 1/2/18

Cox Communications has announced the launch of Converge, the company's new storytelling platform designed to inform, inspire and connect people to the things they enjoy through technology. Stories on Converge are organized into three categories:

  • Community: Stories that illuminate the lasting changes Cox is making for the people that live and work in Cox's communities.
  • Entertainment: Stories that connect people to the hottest shows, movies, sports, places and names in today's culture.
  • Technology: Stories that inform and connect people to enable moments that matter.

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Looking past tomorrow's paper 11/21/17

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Tony Elkins, director of innovation for GateHouse Media, said his NEX GEN year with SNPA focused more on ideas than on personal development. He and his mentor often talked in the abstract and then focused on how to apply ideas and avoid repeating the mistakes of others.

Elkins enjoyed the NEX GEN program so much that he accepted an invitation to be a mentor to a participant in this year's class.

The year-long NEX GEN program offers newspaper professionals with executive potential the opportunity to develop their industry knowledge, analytical skills and aptitude for innovation.

Read about his NEX GEN experience.

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Short-term challenges, long-term goals 11/14/17

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Carlene Cox says her NEX GEN experience was less structured than most because her mentor was in the same city. That made getting together easier, which became important when she changed jobs.

Cox, 34, was director of newsroom development at GateHouse Media in Austin, Texas, when she was accepted into SNPA's mentoring program. At the time, she knew a job change was possible within the GateHouse corporate structure, but the specifics were still being worked out.

Ultimately, she was named director of specialty content.

The year-long NEX GEN program offers newspaper professionals with executive potential the opportunity to develop their industry knowledge, analytical skills and aptitude for innovation.

Read about her NEX GEN experience.

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Gamut introduces Real Delivery, a human-delivery commitment for programmatic digital advertising 10/3/17

Gamut, a solutions-based digital advertising organization from Cox Media Group, has announced the introduction of Real Delivery, a pledge that brands and agencies will not be charged for invalid display impressions, as determined by long-time digital measurement provider, Moat.

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