Mark Aldam elected chairman of the News Media Alliance 5/7/19

The News Media Alliance has elected Mark Aldam, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Hearst, as its chairman of the Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 term. Aldam, who previously served as vice chairman, succeeds Terry Kroeger, president and CEO of Smith Kroeger Marketing Communications.

Elected to initial one-year terms (2019-2020) on the News Media Alliance Board of Directors with terms beginning May 1, 2019 are:
  • Jim Brady, Spirited Media
  • Pamela (PJ) Browning, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.
  • Frank Filippo, Dow Jones
  • Timothy Knight, Tribune Publishing
  • Bill Marcil, Jr., Forum Communications
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The Post and Courier announces two leadership changes 4/29/19

The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., has announced that Scott Embry and Chris Zoeller have been named to new management positions at the newspaper.

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Post and Courier acquires Steeplechase of Charleston 4/18/19

The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., is getting into the horse racing business, acquiring the ownership rights to Steeplechase of Charleston.

P.J. Browning, publisher of The Post and Courier, said at a Thursday announcement at The Dewberry that acquiring the event helps the media company to diversify its portfolio and invest in its community.

"It makes good business sense for all of us here to pay attention to the ways in which Charleston residents and visitors alike embrace our unique events," Browning said. "Thousands of people attend festivals around town each year, and there's every reason that this can and should happen with Steeplechase."

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Post and Courier publisher to lead state press association 4/9/19

PJ Browning, president and publisher of The Post and Courier in Charleston, was elected president of the South Carolina Press Association at the group's Annual Meeting Saturday at The Marriott in Columbia.

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Post and Courier launches subscriber Facebook group, offering more perks for readers 3/12/19

The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) has launched a new Facebook group exclusively for its subscribers – or what the paper calls its Insiders.

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'Twas the night before..... 1/8/19

By Robie Scott, director of audience development and community engagement, The Post and Courier

You think you know how the poem goes – and if you grew up anywhere in the United States, you can probably recite at least the first couple of lines.

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...

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HD Media announces leadership team 10/1/18

Reprinted from The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, W.Va.

With its acquisition of Charleston Newspapers Inc. and subsequent merger now complete, HD Media Co. LLC has announced its leadership team for the combined operations.

That team, or Operating Committee, will be responsible for overseeing operations of The Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, W.W.), owned by HD Media; the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail, which was owned by Charleston Newspapers Inc.; and several other publications.

The other publications include daily newspapers The Logan Banner and Williamson Daily News and the weekly newspapers Wayne County News, the Coal Valley News in Madison, the Independent Herald in Pineville, the Lawrence Herald and Putnam Herald. HD Media also publishes the bimonthly River Cities Magazine.

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The Post and Courier sees multitude of benefits with Olive Digital E-Edition 5/29/18

The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., recently switched its digital edition newspaper product to Olive Software ODN – dynamic e-edition. As part of The Post and Courier's overall digital strategy, the newspaper wanted to advance and enrich readers' digital experience and considerably grow its digital subscriber base and traffic.

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Longtime editor Rick Nelson named Post and Courier opinion editor 4/24/18

The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., has a new face in charge of its opinion pages. Charles Rowe recently retired after a decade as editorial page editor, and newsroom veteran Rick Nelson has taken over the role.

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HD Media closes purchase of Charleston Gazette-Mail, names new publisher 4/10/18

HD Media and Charleston Newspapers have closed on the sale of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, and a new publisher and executive editor have been named. For the first time in more than a century, the West Virginia newspaper is being published without a member of the Chilton family at the helm.

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