Craig Springer named advertising director in Cumberland, Md. 7/7/15

Craig Springer, who has vast experience in newspaper advertising, has been named advertising director of the Cumberland Times-News by Publisher Robin L. Quillon.


Lee Enterprises appoints director of communications 7/6/15

Charles Arms, whose career includes reporting, editing, information technology, finance and advertising, has been promoted from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to the corporate office of Lee Enterprises as director of corporate communications.


Lovett named Clarion-Ledger interim publisher 7/6/15

Genia Lovett, a longtime Gannett executive, has taken the reins of The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., as interim president and publisher.


Scott Schurz Jr. named to new role with Schurz Communications 6/30/15

Scott Schurz Jr. has been promoted to the position of vice president of human resources and corporate development for Schurz Communications, effective July 1. He will retain some of his duties under his former position as vice president of corporate development and add some other responsibilities previously handled by the late Marty Switalski.


Roy Heatherly named publisher in Wichita 6/30/15

Roy Heatherly, president and publisher of The Jackson (Tenn.) Sun, has been named president and publisher of The Wichita Eagle in Kansas.


Lisa Chappell named publisher of Gainesville Daily Register 6/30/15

Lisa Chappell is currently publisher of Herald-Banner Publications which includes the Herald-Banner in Greenville (Texas), Rockwall Herald-Banner, Royse City Herald-Banner and The Commerce Journal. As a senior publisher, she will continue in that role, as well as serve as publisher of the Gainesville Daily Register.


Charleston Gazette announces promotions 6/29/15

The Daily Gazette Company President Elizabeth E. Chilton announced that Susan Chilton Shumate has been elected publisher of the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette. She also announced that Robert L. Smith II has been elected to the Board of the Daily Gazette Company.


At 91, Bob Miller is calling it a career after almost 64 years 6/23/15

By Cheryl Hall, The Dallas Morning News

Bob Miller, a pillar of The Dallas Morning News for nearly 64 years, has decided to take early retirement.

You see, the 91-year-old always said he'd die on the job.

But in recent months, he says, work has become, well, work. His column July 1 will be his 8,504th and his last.


Paul Heidbreder named Record-Eagle publisher 6/23/15

Paul Heidbreder, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Traverse City Record-Eagle. Heidbreder has been the publisher of the Ames Tribune and several other newspapers owned by GateHouse Media in Iowa.


SNPA president-elect steps down from board, as he leaves McClatchy 6/23/15

SNPA President-Elect Bob Weil has announced his resignation from the SNPA Board of Directors, in advance of his retirement as vice president/operations of The McClatchy Company at the end of June. Weil was next in line to be nominated as president of SNPA at the upcoming News Industry Summit in October.

Instead, SNPA Treasurer David Dunn-Rankin will be nominated as president in Savannah. Dunn-Rankin is president and publisher of The Sun in Port Charlotte, Fla. The SNPA Nominating Committee will choose a new treasurer and president-elect later this summer.

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