Ricky Mathews to retire by Jan. 1 12/6/16

In announcing plans to retire, Ricky Mathews said: "Joining Advance was the single best career decision I ever made. Moving from a public company to the largest privately-owned media company in the U.S. afforded me opportunities to take risks in ways I would have never had at a public company."

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Hearst Newspapers names Michael Sacks senior vice president of operations 12/5/16

Michael Sacks has been named senior vice president of operations for Hearst Newspapers. The announcement was made by Hearst Newspapers President Mark Aldam and Houston Chronicle President and Publisher John McKeon. Sacks begins his new position immediately and will report to Aldam.

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Scott Jenkins is named editor of The Dispatch in Lexington 12/5/16

The Dispatch in Lexington, N.C., has hired a new editor to succeed longtime Executive Editor Chad Killebrew.

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Lewis appointed publisher of Register-News, Times-Leader 12/5/16

Darrell K. Lewis, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Mt. Vernon (Ill.) Register-News and the McLeansboro Times-Leader.

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Newspaper veteran Alan English named publisher of The Berkshire Eagle 11/29/16

Alan English, a newspaper industry veteran, was named publisher of New England Newspapers Inc. on Monday.

The company publishes The Berkshire Eagle and the Bennington Banner, Brattleboro Reformer and Manchester Journal in Vermont.

English most recently served as president and publisher of The Shreveport Times in Louisiana, following a stint as its general manager and executive editor.

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CNHI appoints two regional editors 11/28/16

Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. has appointed regional editors to work with the media group's newsrooms in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia and Florida as part of a print and digital content improvement program.

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Four CNHI executives named to President's Circle 11/21/16

Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. has honored four employees with the 2016 President's Circle Award for demonstrating excellence in their roles and innovation in responding to new challenges.

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Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee named AP executive editor 11/21/16

Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee has been named executive editor of The Associated Press, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

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Debi Ryan named publisher in Nacogdoches 11/18/16

By Paul Bryant, The Daily Sentinel

The Daily Sentinel Managing Editor Debi Ryan has been named the newspaper's new publisher.

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Rick Thomason named Times-News publisher; Justin Wilcox NETmg president 11/17/16

Keith Wilson, long serving publisher of the Kingsport Times-News and president of SNG's Northeast Tennessee Marketing Group (NETmg), will be retiring at the end of this year. Rick Thomason will succeed Wilson and also serve as senior vice president/content for the five Tri Cities area SNG newspapers. He will begin transition work full time on Dec. 12 in Kingsport.

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