Robin L. Quillon has been named president of Adams Publishing Group of Eastern North Carolina, effective April 1. As of the same date, Quillon will also become publisher of The Daily Reflector in Greenville, N.C.MORE
Mark Cohen has been named president and publisher of Adams Publishing Group of Ohio, effective Friday, March 1. He will be leaving his position as president of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association and MANSI Media Agency in Harrisburg, Penn.MORE
Adams Publishing Group Executive Vice President and Eastern Divisional President Gregg Jones has announced that James F. Normandin has become regional president of APG Media of Chesapeake. David Fike will continue to serve as publisher of The Star Democrat (Easton, Md.) and will take on the additional responsibility of becoming the APG Chesapeake Region's chief revenue officer. In addition, Fike will become chief development officer for the Eastern Division of APG for its Sales CRM Initiative.MORE
Jeff Jones has been promoted to director of customer success for Brainworks Software.MORE
Generations is an 8 ½ by 11 glossy magazine that is intended to look like a magazine, not like part of a newspaper, says Brenda Bennett, regional sales manager for the SCNI newspapers in Conyers, Covington, McDonough, Jackson and Jonesboro, Ga. "I think the key to the success of the book is that we're reaching outside of our media markets and looking for stories and travel ideas and food, and it also helps to have a major retailer in the mix."MORE
Cost cutting at media companies doesn't have to involve the news product. Several participants in an SNPA video conference in April presented ideas that saved money on everyday business operations.
Keeping the lights on costs a lot less than it used to cost at The Jonesboro Sun in Arkansas. Publisher David Mosesso said the switch from fluorescent light bulbs to LED lights has cut the utility bill by 28 percent, or $1,000 month, and the lighting part of the bill by 68 percent. "It's strictly math," he said.
Mosesso credits his production manager, Roger Brumley, with taking the initiative and being skillful enough to do much of the work in-house.MORE
Adams Publishing Group announced that it is acquiring a Mount Airy, N.C., group of publications and associated websites from Champion Media, effective Nov. 1.MORE
Beth and Clay Neely have been named as the new publishers of The Newnan (Ga.) Times-Herald.
The announcement comes as the newspaper, Coweta County's oldest business, celebrates its 152nd birthday.MORE
Carl E. Esposito has been named president of Adams Publishing Group – Tennessee/North Carolina (formerly Jones Media), adding to his responsibilities as publisher of The Daily Times in Maryville, Tenn. The announcement was made by Gregg Jones, president of APG - East and executive vice president of Adams Publishing Group.MORE
The SNPA Board of Directors elected five trustees for the SNPA Foundation at its meeting in Sarasota on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
The trustees, in turn, elected their officers – also that same morning.
Read this article to see who has been nominated as the three Foundation officers, as well as trustees. MORE
The deal isn't yet finished. But Ken Doctor says he has been told by multiple sources that there are no major stumbling blocks left to negotiate in a megamerger between the United States' two largest daily newspaper chains – Gannett and GateHouse. It's increasingly likely to happen, with an announcement by summer's end. That's despite absolute public silence from the companies involved.
Read more from his article in NiemanLab.More
Here's a taste of what you'll hear in Chicago, Oct. 6-8:
- Walter Hussman reports on the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's bold move to convert all its subscribers to digital subscribers.
- Recruitment guru Laurie Kahn on what newspapers need to do to assemble a team of sales superstars.
- The Post and Courier reveals results from the Google News Initiative – literally days after its conclusion.
- News from Washington on the newspaper industry's fight to get a fair share of revenue from Facebook and Google.Springs.