Stillwater News Press photographer wins national sports picture award 4/29/19

The Society of Professional Journalists has awarded its top sports photography award for 2018 to David Bitton of the Stillwater (Okla.) News Press. The Stillwater News Press is a CNHI newspaper.


Brent Miller named Jackson County Sentinel publisher 12/18/18

Lifelong Scottsboro resident and former city councilman Brent Miller has been named publisher for The Jackson County Sentinel in Scottsboro, Ala.


Neice Bell returns to New Braunfels as publisher 10/30/18

Neice Bell, one-time publisher of the Herald-Zeitung has returned to New Braunfels, Texas, to oversee the newspaper. The announcement was made by Southern Newspapers Inc. President Dolph Tillotson.


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.


Skewes succeeds Gray as publisher of Baytown Sun 5/1/18

Janie Gray has retired as publisher of the Baytown (Texas) Sun after nearly four decades of newspaper work.

Sun advertising director Carol Skewes succeeded Gray as publisher.


Seguin Gazette announces management change 5/1/18

There's a new face behind the desk at the Seguin Gazette's corner office. Advertising Director Elizabeth Engelhardt has assumed the role of general manager.

Engelhardt is taking over for the Gazette's former publisher, Jeff Fowler.


CNHI forms regional editor system 1/30/18

CNHI has announced an expanded news leadership structure aimed at enhancing content quality, audience engagement and collaboration among its more than 100 newspapers.


Tillotson inducted into newspaper Hall of Fame 1/23/18

Dolph Tillotson, who, during a career spanning nearly 50 years has earned a reputation for developing hard-edge community newspapers, was among four journalists inducted last Friday into the Texas Newspaper Foundation Hall of Fame.

Additional inductees were: Victor Fain, former publisher of The Daily Sentinel in Nacogdoches, who died in 2000 at age 84; John C. Taylor Jr., former Seguin Gazette owner and publisher, who died in 2014 at age 88; and longtime Associated Press correspondent Mike Cochran.


New publisher named in Paris, Texas 11/14/17

Interim publisher and longtime business manager Relan Walker has assumed the role of publisher of The Paris (Texas) News, Dolph Tillotson, president of Southern Newspapers Inc., has announced.

Two additional appointments at the paper also have been announced.


Tillotson shares statistical analysis calculations used by SNI in benchmarking 9/26/17

By Cindy Durham, assistant executive director, SNPA

Benchmarking helps newspaper management set goals, track success or failure, and provide objective standards for comparison, publishers heard during a session at the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting led by Dolph Tillotson, president of Southern Newspapers Inc., and Tim Prince, vice president of Boone Newspapers and publisher of the Shelby County Reporter in Columbiana, Ala.

During this session, Tillotson shared a six-page handout offering the statistical analysis calculations that SNI uses, and he also is offering a blank Excel spreadsheet that can be used by other companies that want to implement something similar.