John Frampton McGee, 94, died on June 23 after a short period of declining health. Born in Charleston, S.C., Jan. 9, 1923, he was the son of Hall Thomas McGee and Gertrude Wyman Frampton McGee, and a former SNPA board member. He was the father-in-law of former SNPA President Bern Mebane.MORE
Kim Patterson, a Marshall County native and long-time resident, has been named publisher of the Sand Mountain Reporter in Albertville, Ala., Dolph Tillotson, Southern Newspapers Inc. president, has announced.MORE
Trevor D. Evans has been named publisher of The Leader-Herald in Gloversville, N.Y.MORE
Steve Herron has been named publisher and general manager of The Inter-Mountain in Elkins, W.Va.MORE
David Arkin is an industry leader in audience development and local media content strategies. For the past year he served as chief content officer for Community Impact Newspaper, where he oversaw content operations and strategy, for both print and digital, for the company's 22 hyper-local newspapers with a distribution of 1.7 million.MORE
William Eugene "Gene" Hardin, Jr., 94, of Greenville, Ala., died June 14. Hardin served as editor and publisher of The Greenville Advocate until the paper was sold to Boone Newspapers in December 1994.MORE
Sean Burke has been appointed by McClatchy as president and publisher of the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram. He succeeds Gary Wortel, who was promoted to lead McClatchy's West Region in March and is now president and publisher of The Sacramento Bee. Burke previously served as president and publisher for GateHouse Media New England.
In addition, Lauren Gustus, executive editor at the Fort Collins Coloradoan, will become the Star-Telegram's new vice president and executive editor, replacing Jim Witt, who retired last fall. Gustus will start June 19.MORE
Sean Lupton has been named the new general manager and advertising director of The Leaf-Chronicle in Clarksville, Tenn.MORE
M. Roberts Media, the family owned company that owns and operates the leading community daily newspapers and associated digital properties in South and East Texas, has announced new and expanded roles for the publishers of the Victoria Advocate and Longview News-Journal and creation of a new position to oversee its growing publishing business.MORE
When I was introduced as the new president and publisher of The State and four other McClatchy Co. newspapers in South Carolina and North Carolina, some were wondering, "Who is this guy, and what might we expect?"
At the heart of the answer is this: I'm a child of the South, raised with the values of family, faith and service. I'm a man of the South, who has lived and raised his children in the goodness of this region. And, yes, as an African-American man of the South, I know the darkness that is part of our story.
I'm also an Army brat, who moved every two years until eighth grade, learning new places, new cultures and new countries, making new friends, and seeking to become part of new communities over and over.
Those experiences, this upbringing and its challenges and opportunities have shaped me and inform what you can expect from me as publisher of this esteemed institution.More
The Times of Gainesville, Ga., has announced a restructuring of job titles and responsibilities to better define leadership roles as the company continues to expand beyond a traditional newspaper operation.
Shannon Casas, previously managing editor, has been promoted to the position of director of content. She will provide oversight for the entire news-gathering operation on all platforms, including traditional print, digital and web, podcasts and social media.
She will join Leah Nelson, previously promoted from advertising director to director of revenue, in working to transcend the traditional print business model for The Times with a broader multimedia approach to news content and business partnerships.
Keith Albertson, a veteran of more than 30 years in The Times newsroom, moves into the position of executive editor, where he will continue to handle the newspaper's opinion pages, special projects and the operational side of managing the area's largest news gathering organization.More
William H. Bronson III, a Louisiana native and third-generation community newspaper publisher, has been named CEO and publisher of Journal Inc. and the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in Tupelo.More