StarNews’ Pam Sander named GateHouse’s Southeast region editor 6/18/19

Reprinted from the Wilmington Star-News

Pam Sander, regional editor for GateHouse Media's Coastal North Carolina Group, has been named editor of the company's publications in the eight-state Southeast region.

Sander will now lead and coordinate newsrooms in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama and Georgia.

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Rynni Henderson named publisher of The Gainesville Sun 6/17/19

Rynni Henderson has been named publisher of The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun and The Ocala Star-Banner. She will oversee operations for the newspapers and related publications.

James Doughton, who is retiring as regional publisher, announced her appointment to employees last week.

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Blount named GateHouse regional editor for California 6/17/19

Reprinted from The Record, Stockton, Calif.

Record Editor Don Blount has been named GateHouse Media's California state editor.

He is one of 13 state editors across the country named last week as part of a project to reorganize and refocus …

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GateHouse names new national news editor based in Austin 6/11/19

GateHouse Media's Center for News & Design has named Matt Leclercq as its new national news editor.

In his new role, Leclercq will develop, implement and oversee long-term national content strategies and day-to-day communication, coordination and execution of those plans.

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Granfeldt leaving Lubbock, Amarillo papers 6/11/19

Robert Granfeldt has resigned from his position as group publisher of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and Amarillo Globe-News. He began his tenure as publisher in February 2018.

Regional Vice President Matt Guthrie will be temporarily assuming his duties.

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GateHouse Media to acquire New Jersey Herald 5/21/19

GateHouse Media has agreed to acquire the daily Newton (N.J.) New Jersey Herald from family-owned Quincy Media.

Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented Quincy Media in the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Courier-Post sold to Quincy Media 5/13/19

The Hannibal (Mo.) Courier-Post will soon be under new leadership by a family-owned company just up river in Illinois.

GateHouse Media has agreed to sell the publication to Quincy Media Inc., which operates The Herald-Whig and WGEM-TV/Radio. An asset purchase agreement has been signed, and the transition is expected to begin later this summer.

Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented Quincy Media in the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Costa leaves position as Times Record publisher 5/6/19

Fort Smith (Ark.) Times Record Publisher Crystal Costa has accepted a new role as events director with GateHouse Live and has stepped down as publisher.

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Self-service help-wanted classifieds 4/30/19

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

For the do-it-yourself employer, GateHouse Media's self-serve recruiting ads have proven to be convenient and popular. For GateHouse, they've proven to be lucrative.

GateHouse impressed people at a recent SNPA P2P (Publisher-to-Publisher) video conference on classified advertising with this number: projected revenues of $1.5 million for 2019.

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Providence Journal publisher Janet Hasson announces retirement 4/30/19

Janet Hasson, president and publisher of The Providence (R.I.) Journal for the last four years, announced her retirement at a gathering of newspaper staff.

Beside her stood the newspaper's soon-to-be new publisher, Peter Meyer, publisher of the Cape Cod Times and head of a division of newspapers in eastern Massachusetts and seacoast New Hampshire similarly owned by GateHouse Media.

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