Patricia Bennett named publisher of Daily Independent
Patricia A. Bennett, a veteran newspaper advertising executive, has been appointed publisher of The Daily Independent in Ashland, Ky., and its affiliated publications. She replaces longtime publisher Eddie Blakeley, who resigned recently.MORE
New publisher named for Joplin Globe
Frank Leto, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, succeeding Mike Beatty, who recently resigned to become president of APG Media in Florida.MORE
Gutierrez new Ottumwa Courier publisher
Ron Gutierrez, a veteran Iowa newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Ottumwa Courier.
Gutierrez was publisher of the Clinton Herald. He will continue in that role under his expanded regional responsibilities in southern Iowa.MORE
Mienk promoted to publisher of two East Texas newspapers
Jake Mienk, publisher of the Palestine Herald-Press and Corsicana Daily Sun, has expanded his publisher responsibilities to two additional Texas papers: The Huntsville Item and the Jacksonville Progress.MORE
Lisa Chappell named publisher of Cleburne Times Review
Lisa Chappell, a veteran Texas newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Cleburne Times Review. She replaces Kay Helms, who recently retired.MORE
Lisa Chappell named publisher of Weatherford Democrat, Mineral Wells Index
Lisa Chappell, a veteran Texas newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Weatherford Democrat and the Mineral Wells Index. She succeeds Jeff Smith, who recently retired.
Chappell is currently the publisher of the Gainesville Daily Register and the Greenville Herald-Banner, and their affiliated weekly publications in Royse City, Commerce and Rockwall County. She will continue in that role as well.MORE
CNHI names senior vice president for digital revenue
Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., has announced the appointment of Greg Maibach to the new role of senior vice president for digital revenue.MORE
McCloskey named Tribune-Star publisher
Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. announced that Robyn McCloskey, publisher of the Kokomo Tribune and the Logansport Pharos-Tribune in Indiana, has been appointed to also serve as publisher of the Tribune-Star in Terre Haute. She succeeds B.J. Riley, who left the Tribune-Star as publisher July 1.MORE
CNHI names Mike Beatty senior vice president
Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. has announced that Mike Beatty, publisher of The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, has been appointed senior vice president/operations, effective immediately.MORE
Henry Bird, veteran CNHI executive, to retire in March
Henry Bird, regional executive for Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., will retire March 31, capping a half-century newspaper career that started with his serving tea to editors in his native Ireland.MORE
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America's Newspapers – the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – was ceremonially launched October 6 at its inaugural annual meeting in Chicago.
Dean Ridings will be its chief executive officer, effective Nov. 11.
America's Newspapers unites two of the oldest press associations to form one of the industry's largest advocates for newspapers and the many benefits to their communities, civil life, freedom of expression and democracy.
"Newspaper journalism provides a voice for the voiceless, challenges elected officials, shines a light on government, calls for change when change is needed, and exposes corruption and injustice," said Chris Reen, the president and publisher of The Gazette in Colorado Springs who will serve as the first president of America's Newspapers.More
New association launches today;
SNPA-Inland merger is complete
A new association formed by the consolidation of SNPA and the Inland Press Association was officially launched today. The name of the new association will be announced on Oct. 6 at the association's first annual meeting in Chicago.
Edward VanHorn, SNPA's executive director, said that the merger unites two of the country's oldest press associations into a progressive new organization that will use its bigger and more powerful voice to be an unapologetic advocate for newspapers.More