tronc, Inc. has appointed Marisa Kollias as vice president of corporate communications. Kollias will be based in Chicago and report directly to tronc CEO, Justin Dearborn.MORE
McClatchy has appointed Anjali Joshi to its board of directors, effective July 31.MORE
Denise Robbins brings 20 years of success in developing multichannel marketing, strategic partnership and innovative consumer revenue programs to her new role with GateHouse Media. She will be responsible for GateHouse Media's consumer marketing strategy and revenue growth.MORE
Matthew W. Barzun, former U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, has been appointed to the board of directors of Gannett Co., Inc. His appointment expands Gannett's Board to 11 members.MORE
Charles G. Lee, an accomplished newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher and advertising director of The Lebanon (Ind.) Reporter and the Zionsville Times-Sentinel.
Lee said he's looking forward to working closely with the residents and businesses of the Lebanon and Zionsville communities.
"This is a great time to be in the community newspaper business," he said. "Our role as a reliable source of local news and information in print and online has never been more important."MORE
Pam Mitchell, CAE, the long-term executive director of the Louisiana Press Association, has retired.MORE
Harry Porter, a 20-year veteran of the newspaper industry, has been named the new general manager of The Sentinel-Record, a morning daily newspaper in Hot Springs, Ark.MORE
Matt Leclercq has been named as the new executive editor of The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer.MORE
Kevin Denny, vice president and general manager of Advance Central Services Southeast, has been named to the SNPA Board of Directors.
He succeeds Ricky R. Mathews, who stepped down from the board after retiring as president and publisher of The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, La.MORE
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
A newspaper veteran with 40 years of advertising and management experience is the Victoria (Texas) Advocate's new director of sales.More
Brian Burns, publisher of the Ledger Media Group in Lakeland, Fla., has announced that he will leave that position on July 25.
Burns said he's leaving to start his own digital technology company for magazines and newspapers in the Tampa Bay area. He is developing a phone app that can capture print images and use them to deliver additional content.More
McClatchy has named Cynthia DuBose as senior editor for special projects. DuBose will lead McClatchy's multi-market and multiplatform projects across the local media company's 30 newsrooms.More