Mark Wilson, publisher of the Rocky Mount Telegram and The Tarboro Weekly will retire at the end of February. He will be succeeded by Kyle Stephens, who is currently group publisher of Cooke Communications North Carolina's Southern Group of non-daily newspapers.
In addition, Tim Holt has been promoted to chief operating officer of Cooke Communications North Carolina. He will report directly to John Kent Cooke, Jr., who continues as president of the company.MORE
Keith Wilson, long serving publisher of the Kingsport Times-News and president of SNG's Northeast Tennessee Marketing Group (NETmg), will be retiring at the end of this year. Rick Thomason will succeed Wilson and also serve as senior vice president/content for the five Tri Cities area SNG newspapers. He will begin transition work full time on Dec. 12 in Kingsport.MORE
Downtown has always held a special place in the heart of Wilson Times Publisher Morgan Dickerman III. In early 2017, the paper will relocate there.MORE
The vibrant digital ads on the sides and back of Mobile Billboards' truck garner the attention of drivers and pedestrians alike, and are generating revenue for the owner of The Wilson Daily Times. General Manager Lynn Webb drives about 75 miles around Wilson, two days a week to advertise for local businesses.MORE
Throughout Keven Zepezauer's 22-year career, he has witnessed many shifts within the newspaper industry, so it is fitting the seasoned executive joined The Wilson Times staff on Monday.
In his post as general manager, he'll oversee daily operations, including recent survey-based alterations to the newspaper's content.
"The time has come for me to get some fresh, new ideas and Keven was the right person to bring in at the right time," said Times President and Publisher Morgan Dickerman.MORE
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It began with a phone tip to The Galveston County Daily News.
"Early on Friday morning we got a call from a person who we know as a source and who trusts us that there were going to be gunshot casualties coming to an area hospital and that they were coming from the high school in Santa Fe," said Editor Michael Smith.
"This is somebody that we know absolutely to be a credible source and was in a position to know. We started mobilizing the staff from there, sending people to the emergency room and to the school. We were there shortly after the first responders."
Since then, the local paper with a staff of five news reporters, three photographers and an IT person who used to be a photographer has been covering the mass shooting alongside the Houston Chronicle, The Washington Post, New York Times and Los Angeles Times, among other large news organizations. "It's been all Santa Fe, all the time for the last few days," Smith said.More
Two weeks after 17 people died in the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., Julie Anderson joined the South Florida Sun Sentinel as editor-in-chief. In her first conversation with her managing editor, Anderson asked how the staff was doing.
"Really be mindful that your reporters and your editors are going to be traumatized," Anderson said. "Maybe not all of them, but they're first responders, too."
She offers the following tips to other newspapers that have to deal with school shootings and other mass casualty events:More