Konrad LaPrade named regional ad director 7/27/16

Konrad LaPrade has been named regional advertising director of four GateHouse Media properties in Western North Carolina and South Carolina. LaPrade will lead the advertising departments of the Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, S.C.), the Hendersonville (N.C.) Times-News, the Gastonia (N.C.) Gazette and the Shelby (N.C.) Daily Star.


John M. Jones III, longtime Sun publisher, dies at 101 7/26/16

Reprinted from The Greeneville Sun

John M. Jones III, 101, longtime publisher of The Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun and a major force in local economic development and civic life from the late 1940s to the late 1990s, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, July 26, surrounded by family.


AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll to step down at year's end 7/25/16

Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll has decided to leave The Associated Press at the end of the year.

A search for the next executive editor will begin immediately, starting with the strong talent at AP. A successor is expected to be in place by Jan. 1, 2017.

Carroll, who has led AP's global news operations for 14 years, is announcing her decision now to offer sufficient time for that search.


Jeff Gauger named editor of The Times in Shreveport 7/19/16

Former Greensboro (N.C.) editor and publisher Jeff Gauger has been named executive editor of The Times in Shreveport, La., according to Times president Alan English.


David Arkin named chief content officer for Community Impact Newspaper 7/12/16

David Arkin has been named chief content officer of Community Impact Newspaper and will lead content operations for the Texas publisher's 21 hyper-local publications.


Rich Roxbury named Sentinel-Echo, Times-Tribune publisher 7/12/16

Rich Roxbury has been appointed publisher of The Sentinel-Echo of London and The Times-Tribune of Corbin in Kentucky. He comes from Michigan where he served as director of audience development for the Traverse City Record-Eagle.


New publishers named at Paxton papers 7/5/16

Bob Hansen, publisher of The Courier-Times in New Castle, Ind., has been named publisher for two other newspapers in Indiana, The Shelbyville News and The News-Examiner, Connersville. All three papers are owned by Paxton Media Group, headquartered in Paducah, Ky.

He succeeds Rachael Raney at Shelbyville and Connersville. She has moved within Paxton Media Group to become publisher of the Sanford (N.C.) Herald.


Tony Bernados promoted to publisher of the St. Augustine Record 7/5/16

Tony Bernados, vice president of revenue for the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News has been named publisher of The St. Augustine (Fla.) Record. The announcement was made by William S. Morris IV, president and CEO of Morris Communications Co.


Gannett names John Fenix VP/labor relations 7/5/16

John H. M. Fenix has been named vice president of labor relations for Gannett Co. Inc., effective July 11. Fenix has had 30 years of experience representing newspapers in labor negotiations and in employment law matters.


Publisher Frank Wood to retire, capping 40-year career 7/5/16

Frank D. Wood, publisher of the Times West Virginian (Fairmont, W.Va.) and The Register-Herald in Beckley, is retiring after more than 40 years in the newspaper industry.

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