After a career in the newspaper business of more than 48 years – 33 of which have been spent in Greeneville, Tenn., with The Greeneville Sun and its sister companies – John E. Cash, has announced his retirement, effective July 31.
Having held several positions in a company that is now owned by the Adams family of Adams Publishing Group (APG), Cash for the last two years has been acting as general manager of The Greeneville Sun and chief revenue officer for Adams Publishing Group's Tennessee/North Carolina/Virginia region.
Family-owned Adams Publishing Group, based in Minneapolis, Minn., also announced the hiring of GateHouse Media executive Paul W. Mauney to succeed Cash.MORE
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
Greeneville, Tennessee-based Adams Publishing Group will soon begin publishing a paper to cover eastern Idaho, the Post Register of Idaho Falls reports. Adams Publishing owns the Post Register, Idaho State Journal, Idaho Press as well as weekly papers in Idaho and Utah.MORE
CRM is not just a software tool; it's a strategy. On Monday morning at the Mega-Conference, hear how Adams Publishing Group has deployed a CRM strategy that has enabled the company to improve the quality of each customer interaction and maximize the profitability of customer relationships.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
Brian Knox, president of W. D. Hoard & Sons Company, has announced that the newspaper division of the company has been sold to Adams Publishing Group. The Daily Jefferson County Union and the affiliated Hometown News Limited Partnership publish 13 community newspapers and shoppers, stretching across parts of six counties in south central Wisconsin.MORE
James M. Clifford has announced that the Watertown (Wis.) Daily Times and Dodge County Independent News have been sold to Adams Publishing Group. The Watertown Daily Times is published Monday through Friday and the Dodge County Independent News weekly. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.MORE
Adams Publishing Group announced today that it has purchased the assets of Cooke Communications, LLC, based in Greenville, N.C., and in Key West, Fla., including its print publications, websites and commercial printing operations.
Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented Cooke Communications, LLC in the transaction. The transaction closed Friday, Aug. 31. Terms were not disclosed.
Cooke Communications newspapers included in the sale are The Daily Reflector (Greenville, N.C.), The Rocky Mount Telegram (Rocky Mount, N.C.), The Daily Advance (Elizabeth City, N.C.), The Key West Citizen (Key West, Fla.) and several non-daily newspapers and websites.
Two Oceans Digital, KeyWest.Com and FloridaKeys.com will remain in Cooke Communications Florida.MORE
Carl Esposito, publisher of The Daily Times in Maryville, Tenn., and regional president of Adams Publishing Group for Tennessee, North Carolina and Southern Virginia, has been named to the SNPA Board of Directors.
Esposito, who will serve in an at-large position on the board, said: "I appreciate the opportunity to join such an accomplished group and look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of SNPA."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.