American-Statesman picks new newsroom leaders 2/12/19

American-Statesman Publisher Patrick Dorsey has announced two leadership changes for the Statesman newsroom.

John Bridges, a 30-year veteran of the Statesman newsroom, was promoted from managing editor to executive editor, and Bill Church, the senior vice president for news for Statesman owner GateHouse Media, added Statesman editor-in-chief to his corporate responsibilities.


SVP of GateHouse news, Bill Church, adds Statesman editor-in-chief to title 2/11/19

GateHouse Media, LLC has announced that Bill Church has added the role of Austin American-Statesman editor-in-chief to his responsibilities as GateHouse Media's senior vice president of news. Church, a respected industry veteran, known for his visionary leadership, has served in his current role since 2016.


Industry innovator to lead news performance, partnerships 2/5/19

Steve Dorsey has been named vice president of news performance and partnerships for the Austin-based Center for News & Design. He formerly was vice president of innovation and planning at the Austin American-Statesman.


Get to know Bill Church, as he steps into new role with GateHouse 11/7/16

Former Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune Executive Editor Bill Church was recently named senior vice president of news for GateHouse Media, where he will oversee news strategy for the entire company. Here's where he thinks the industry is headed and what his plans are for the future.


Bill Church named senior vice president news for GateHouse Media 9/26/16

GateHouse Media LLC has announced that Bill Church, a nationally-regarded newsroom executive, has been named senior vice president for news.

Most recently, Church served as executive editor of the award-winning Sarasota Herald-Tribune where he has elevated the quality of both print and digital editions of the newspaper.


The Stolen Ones 3/31/14

By Sean Ireland, Special to the SNPA eBulletin

This special report by The Herald-Tribune in Sarasota details the sex-trafficking industry in the Gulf Coast beach town of 50,000 people. The report looks at the criminal justice system's struggles to provide justice to sexually exploited children. It also describes how those children struggle to break free of the trades in which they are forced to work.

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