GateHouse Media Senior Group Publisher John Montgomery has announced he's leaving the company, effective May 8.
Montgomery was editor and publisher of The Hutchinson (Kan.) News for 10 years before it was purchased in November by GateHouse Media. He said he will be moving to the Kansas City area.MORE
McClatchy has announced that the role of Columbus Ledger-Enquirer President and Publisher Rodney Mahone is expanding. His new job title will be regional publisher for Georgia.
Mahone, 50, will oversee the Macon Telegraph operations in addition to his duties in Columbus. Don Bailey, president and publisher of the Telegraph, will be stepping down effective May 5. Mahone will assume the duties beginning May 8.MORE
Cox Enterprises Chairman Jim Kennedy has named Alexander C. Taylor, executive vice president and chief operating officer, as the company's next president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Taylor will succeed John Dyer, president and chief executive officer, who will retire in Dec. after 40 years with the company. Dyer and Taylor will both continue serving on the Cox Enterprises' board of directors.MORE
Four new directors and five incumbents were named to The Associated Press board of directors at AP's annual meeting at its New York headquarters.MORE
Jeff Schumacher has been named publisher of The Daily Post-Athenian and The Advocate & Democrat in Monroe County (Athens, Tenn.). He succeeds Rhonda Whaley, who had served as publisher since 2014.MORE
Former SNPA President Ruth Holmberg died April 19 at her home at the age of 96. Holmberg, who served as publisher of the Chattanooga Times Free Press for nearly three decades, was president of SNPA in 1984-85.MORE
The Virginian-Pilot's next editorial page editor will be Benjy Hamm, a longtime editorial director with Landmark Community Newspapers.MORE
After 32 years as a reporter, editor and finally news director at The Greenville News, William Fox has left the building.MORE
Ron Waite has been named publisher of the Sandusky Register. His most recent assignment before joining the Register was as regional general manager overseeing the daily newspapers in Kent and in Alliance, Ohio, and as senior vice president of advertising overseeing all of the Dix newspaper properties.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