Hope Star recognizes '20 under 50' who go above and beyond 6/6/17

"People are the life, the driving force of every community," says Rick Kennedy, regional editor of The Hope (Ark.) Star. The paper highlighted 20 individuals who are moving their community forward and making improvements in the lives of others in a special "20 under 50" section published Saturday, June 3.

Hope Star readers were asked to participate by nominating people under the age of 50 who are making big contributions in Hempstead County.

Click the link below to view the special section.

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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.

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Alex Taylor to succeed John Dyer as Cox Enterprises president, CEO 5/1/17

Cox Enterprises Chairman Jim Kennedy has named Alexander C. Taylor, executive vice president and chief operating officer, as the company's next president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Taylor will succeed John Dyer, president and chief executive officer, who will retire in Dec. after 40 years with the company. Dyer and Taylor will both continue serving on the Cox Enterprises' board of directors.

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Nancy Rigby promoted to president of Cox Foundations 2/7/17

Cox Enterprises has announced that Nancy Rigby has been promoted to president of Cox Foundations, effective immediately. She will continue reporting to Jim Kennedy, chairman of Cox Enterprises.

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Cox Enterprises promotes Alexander Taylor to EVP, COO 8/2/16

Cox Enterprises has announced that Alexander C. Taylor, great-grandson of company Founder James M. Cox, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer. He will continue reporting to Chief Executive Officer John M. Dyer.

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John Dyer named president and CEO of Cox Enterprises 12/12/13

Following a meeting of its board of directors, Cox Enterprises, Inc. announced today that Chief Operating Officer John M. Dyer will assume the role of president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1.

Dyer will assume leadership of the company following the retirement of outgoing CEO Jimmy W. Hayes.

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