GateHouse Media names Tom Clifford as VP of Center for News & Design
Clifford, who most recently served as the executive editor of the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, will lead the center's general operations.
"Through a several-month search process, Tom emerged as the clear leader because of his strong journalistic credentials, newsroom management style and exposure to design centers," said David Arkin, GateHouse Media's senior vice president of content and product development. "He will be an enormous asset, driving the Center's goals of creating best-in-class news products and operational efficiencies."
As the executive editor of Montgomery Advertiser, Clifford's work resulted in winning Best in State news operation and Most Improved News Operation two years running, and being recognized by Gannett for in-depth public service reporting, video/multimedia work and innovative use of digital platforms.
Clifford also has previously served as executive news director at The Post & Courier in Charleston, S.C., and led digital news operations at Florida Today, in addition to working as a reporter and editor in Baltimore, Mississippi, North Carolina, New York City and Virginia.