Kelly Andresen named vice president, head of branded content at Gannett 10/13/15

Kelly Andresen has joined Gannett Co, Inc. as vice president, branded content. In her new role Kelly will focus on expanding the company's branded content efforts in mobile, video, data visualization and virtual reality. Gannett and USA TODAY have been creating campaigns for brands like Dell, T-Mobile, fitbit, Qantas, Choice Hotels and more.


Cox Enterprises names SVP of human resources 10/13/15

Cox Enterprises has announced Charlene Binder as senior vice president of human resources. She reports to Marybeth Leamer, Cox Enterprises' executive vice president of human resources and administration.


Publisher of Greenville, Asheville papers resigns 10/6/15

Dave Neill, Carolinas regional president for Gannett and publisher of The Greenville (S.C.) News and Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times, has announced his resignation, effective Oct. 17.

Neill said he plans to return to south Florida to be with his family. He has been shuttling between residences in Asheville, Greenville and Florida.

"It's been an honor to lead the Asheville and Greenville newspapers, but I am looking forward to getting back to my family in Florida," Neill said.


Gordon Borrell elected chairman of the LMA Board of Directors 10/6/15

Gordon Borrell was elected chairman of the Local Media Association's board of directors during the annual business meeting in Denver on Oct. 1. He succeeds Cliff Richner, publisher of Richner Communications, whose one-year term ended Sept. 30. Borrell is the CEO of Borrell Associates, a research and consulting firm that tracks and forecasts local media advertising spending.


Pauls Valley Democrat names new general manager 10/6/15

Sara Fisher has been appointed general manager of the Pauls Valley Democrat. She currently is advertising director of the paper. She will continue in that role, as well as serving as general manager.


Terry Erwin appointed Daily Press publisher 10/5/15

Terry Erwin, former publisher of the Poteau Daily News in Le Flore County, has been named publisher of the Tahlequah Daily Press.


David Dunn-Rankin is elected president of SNPA 10/5/15

David Dunn-Rankin, president and publisher of The Sun in Port Charlotte, Fla., was elected president of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Monday afternoon during the News Industry Summit in Savannah, Ga.

In addition to Dunn-Rankin, the following officers were elected:

  • Chairman: Charles Hill Morris, regional manager, Morris Multimedia, Atlanta, Ga.
  • President-Elect: Christopher Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City.
  • Treasurer: Les Simpson, publisher of the Amarillo Globe-News in Amarillo, Texas.

Read MORE to learn about the election of seven members of the SNPA Board of Directors. MORE

Meet SNPA's new president: David Dunn-Rankin 10/5/15

By Sean Ireland, Special to the eBulletin

By his own admission, David Dunn-Rankin wakes up some mornings not quite believing his good fortune.

As president of Sun Coast Media Group and publisher of the daily Charlotte Sun in Port Charlotte, Fla., he runs the day-to-day affairs of his family's newspaper company, which includes seven weekly newspapers in addition to the 30,000-circulation daily Sun. It's a job that puts him squarely in his father's footsteps as head of an independently owned media company, though he walked his own uniquely independent path to get there.

Perhaps most importantly, it's a job that allows him to continue one of the callings he feels deepest about – helping small businesses succeed.

It's a calling that will serve him well as he becomes SNPA's new president.


Edwards tapped as Clarion-Ledger publisher 9/30/15

Nathan Edwards has been named president and publisher of The Clarion-Ledger and Mississippi Media. He has been general manager of the Hattiesburg American since March.


Glasgow Daily Times names new editor 9/28/15

Daniel Suddeath has been named editor of the Glasgow Daily Times, a five-day-a-week newspaper in Central Kentucky.