Newport News and Palestine writers awarded Carmage Walls Commentary Prize 10/11/18

The editorial staff of the Daily Press in Newport News, Va., and the editor of the Palestine (Texas) Herald-Press were awarded top honors in the competition this year for the Carmage Walls Commentary Prize, presented Thursday, Oct. 11, at the SNPA News Industry Summit.

In the over 50,000 circulation bracket, top honors went to the Daily Press Editorial Staff (Marisa Porto, publisher and editor-in-chief; C.W. Johnson, opinion editor; Robert Brauchle; Mike Holtzclaw; and David Ress).

In the under 50,000 circulation group, first place went to Jeffery Gerritt, editor, Palestine Herald-Press, Palestine, Texas.

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Virginian-Pilot advertising vice president to add Daily Press to role 7/2/18

tronc, parent company of the Daily Press Media Group, has announced changes to its advertising division.

Kelly Till, vice president of advertising for The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, also will take on those responsibilities at the Daily Press in Newport News.

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New Pilot owner taps Marisa Porto as new executive editor 6/18/18

By Elisha Sauers, The Virginian-Pilot

Less than three weeks after buying The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.), media giant Tronc replaced the newspaper's top editor with Marisa Porto, who also leads the Daily Press in Newport News.

Tronc executives made the announcement during a meeting in The Pilot's newsroom. Porto takes over for Steve Gunn, who held the position for three years.

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New ownership announced for Jones Media properties 9/6/16

Jones Media, a fourth-generation family-owned media company with several daily and non-daily community newspapers, tourism-related products and services and a digital marketing solutions agency, has been sold. The buyer of Jones Media's assets is family-owned Adams Publishing Group, based in Minneapolis, Minn., and chaired by Steve Adams.

Gregg Jones will continue as president and CEO of Jones Media, a role he has held for more than 15 years, and will succeed his late father, John M. Jones, III, as publisher of The Greeneville Sun.

Additionally, Steve Adams and his family have asked Gregg Jones to assume a greater leadership position within their overall rapidly-growing newspaper publishing operations nationally.

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Donna Barrett nominated for re-election as chairman 9/21/15

The SNPA Board of Directors will elect two trustees for the SNPA Foundation at its meeting in Savannah on Monday, Oct. 5.

The trustees, in turn, will elect their officers – also that same morning.

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Donna Barrett re-elected as chairman of Foundation Board of Trustees 10/7/14

The SNPA Board of Directors will elect four trustees for the SNPA Foundation at its meeting in Charlottesville on Monday, Oct. 6. The trustees, in turn, will elect their officers – also that same morning.

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