The president of two newspapers in Mississippi is stepping down from the job.
The Clarion Ledger reported that Nathan Edwards announced his resignation from there and Hattiesburg American. Both papers are owned by Gannett Co. Inc., a media company based in Virginia. He leaves Jan. 12, and is moving to be closer to his extended family. He is going to North Carolina to oversee regional promotion efforts for GateHouse Media.MORE
Laura Hollingsworth, president of The Tennessean and the USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee, is leaving the company, the longtime media executive announced on Monday in a newsroom address to all Tennessean employees.MORE
A. H. Belo Corporation, parent of The Dallas Morning News, announced plans Friday to outsource much of its advertising creation and production work to the parent of USA Today.MORE
Matthew W. Barzun, former U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, has been appointed to the board of directors of Gannett Co., Inc. His appointment expands Gannett's Board to 11 members.MORE
Cox Media Group Ohio has entered into an agreement in principle with Gannett Publishing Services to handle production work for CMGO's three daily newspapers and weekly publications at Gannett's Indianapolis newspaper production plant. The daily publications affected are The Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News.MORE
In 2015, Gannett started using a free tool from ShareThis to optimize Facebook posts by testing more than one headline or image at a time.
Since then the tool has significantly supported two goals: improving Gannett's engagement on Facebook and driving audiences to USA Today sites such as sports property FTW.
"This allows us to bring some science to the art of producing content for Facebook," said Jamie Mottram, head of social at Gannett.
Parade is partnering with Gannett, owner of USA Today, to have 21 of its local brands distribute Parade magazine in its Sunday newspapers starting March 5.
The 21 brands range from The Arizona Republic to the Indianapolis Star.
"This valuable partnership helps further Parade's connection to local communities in key markets, such as our company headquarters in Nashville," stated Dave Barber, executive vice president of newspaper relations for Parade's parent company AMG/Parade.
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Gannett and the USA TODAY NETWORK have announced plans to consolidate its Corpus Christi editing and design center with its similar operation in Phoenix, Ariz.
The precise number of job reductions will not be known until the operation winds down late this year. Eligible employees will be considered for new positions being created in Arizona as well as Gannett Design Studios in Iowa, Kentucky, New Jersey and Tennessee.
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