McClatchy names Scott Manuel as VP of digital product, technology 10/9/17

McClatchy has named Scott Manuel as vice president of digital product and technology. In this newly-created position, Manuel will drive digital product management and development at McClatchy. He will be based in Raleigh, N.C., a technology hub for the company.

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McCloskey named Tribune-Star publisher 10/9/17

Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. announced that Robyn McCloskey, publisher of the Kokomo Tribune and the Logansport Pharos-Tribune in Indiana, has been appointed to also serve as publisher of the Tribune-Star in Terre Haute. She succeeds B.J. Riley, who left the Tribune-Star as publisher July 1.

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GateHouse names Tee Hicks as senior group publisher for East Arkansas 10/2/17

GateHouse Media has named Teresa Hicks as senior group publisher for Southeast Arkansas, which includes the Pine Bluff Commercial, Stuttgart Daily Leader, the Newport Independent, the Arkadelphia Daily Siftings Herald, the Hot Springs Village Voice, the Hope Star, the White Hall Journal, the Heber Springs Sun-Times, the Helena Daily World, the Van Buren County Democrat and the Bastrop News, among others.

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Kayla Castille named CNHI senior VP of content and digital operations 9/19/17

Kayla Gagnet Castille has been promoted to senior vice president of content and digital operations for Community Newspaper Holdings, President and CEO Donna Barrett announced.

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The Sumter Item has new publisher 9/19/17

The Sumter Item has named its first non-family publisher in the newspaper's 123-year history.

William Vincent "Vince" Johnson Jr., former publisher of the Forsyth County News in Cumming, Ga., is the fifth publisher of the locally owned, independent South Carolina newspaper.

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Mike Fishman nominated to SNPA Board of Directors 9/5/17

R. Michael Fishman, publisher and editor of the Citizen Tribune in Morristown, Tenn., has been nominated to the SNPA Board of Directors.

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Neil Brown named president of Poynter Institute 8/29/17

Neil Brown has been named president of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

"I am honored to join Poynter, where imagination and integrity have been hallmarks in helping journalists get better at what they do and stay relevant in how they do it," Brown said.

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Sentinel, Kansan welcome Lundblade as general manager 8/28/17

Steve Lundblade has been named general manager of the McPherson Sentinel and the Newton Kansan.

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Caywood named VP of audience for Morris Media Network 8/22/17

Kurt Caywood has been named vice president of audience for Morris Media Network. The announcement was made by Donna Kessler, president of MMN.

Caywood will oversee all MMN content and audience development efforts, with a primary focus on significant digital growth and diversification of the Where travel network.

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Cox Media Group names Mary Ellen Marcilliat-Falkner to new role 8/22/17

Cox Media Group has named Mary Ellen Marcilliat-Falkner as its new senior vice president and chief HR officer, beginning Sept. 11. She succeeds Karen Bennett, who was named as Cox Communications' new executive vice president and chief HR officer last month.

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