Derek Dunn-Rankin, founder and chairman of the Sun Coast Media Group, which publishes the Sun newspapers, died this past weekend at his home in Venice (one day before his newspaper won its first Pulitzer). He was 88.
Derek Dunn-Rankin was a former SNPA director and trustee, the recipient of the Mayborn Leadership Award, and the father of current SNPA President David Dunn-Rankin.
The company Dunn-Rankin founded has grown to more than 350 employees, and now includes the daily Sun papers in Charlotte, Englewood and North Port, as well as publications in Venice and DeSoto, Highlands and Polk counties, along with printing facilities in Charlotte and Sarasota.MORE
Ricky Mathews, president of Advance Media Southeast, has announced he will transition out of his role as president of NOLA Media Group | The Times-Picayune after completing the search for his successor. Mathews will continue in his role as president of Advance Media Southeast, and will work with Advance Local, the parent of NOLA Media Group, on a number of company-wide initiatives.MORE
Steve Gray has been named vice president of strategy and innovation of Morris Communications Company, it has been announced by William S. Morris IV, CEO. Gray will be responsible for company-wide strategic planning and innovation.MORE
Nate Edwards, the former vice president of sales for The Augusta Chronicle, has been named as the new general manager for the Hattiesburg American.MORE
Following a meeting of its board of directors, Cox Enterprises, Inc. announced today that Chief Operating Officer John M. Dyer will assume the role of president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1.
Dyer will assume leadership of the company following the retirement of outgoing CEO Jimmy W. Hayes.MORE
Jeff DeLoach, a 56-year-old native of Jackson, Tenn., has been named president of the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press.
He succeeds Bruce Hartmann, who has taken a job with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.More
Denison University conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, upon publisher and philanthropist Scott Schurz, a member of the Denison Class of 1957 and a member of the executive committee and board as well as honorary president for life of the Inter-American Press Association, during the college's 176th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 13.
Schurz has been a leading voice in Indiana as a president and publisher of the Bloomington Herald-Times and vice president and director of Schurz Communications, a media firm operating radio, television, cable and newspapers in 10 states.
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Ashley Peterson is Cox Media Group's new senior director of human resources at the company's headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. In this role, Peterson supports all of CMG's corporate client areas, in addition to Rare and CMG's Washington, D.C., News Bureau.More