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.MORE
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.MORE
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.MORE
R. Michael Fishman, publisher and editor of the Citizen Tribune in Morristown, Tenn., has been nominated to the SNPA Board of Directors.MORE
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.MORE
Steve Lundblade has been named general manager of the McPherson Sentinel and the Newton Kansan.MORE
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.MORE
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.MORE
Brian Tolley, executive editor of The Island Packet in Hilton Head Island and The Beaufort Gazette, has been named to the same position at The State in Columbia, S.C.
Tolley, 54, has strong ties to South Carolina. Besides serving for three years as editor of the two Lowcountry newsrooms, he is a former assistant managing editor at The State.MORE
Matthew Ipsan, executive vice president of Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., is leaving the company for another opportunity, effective Sept. 5, CNHI announced Monday.
Ipsan joined CNHI 6½ years ago as the company's chief digital officer. He was later promoted to senior vice president and then to executive vice president, overseeing digital operations, including revenue and marketing.MORE
Katherine Miller, a news industry veteran of more than 20 years, has been named general manager of The Cullman (Ala.) Times. Miller assumes the duties immediately and will continue to serve as publisher of the News-Courier of Athens.More
Kathy Malm, a longtime newspaper advertising salesperson, one-time chamber executive and central Kansas rancher, has been named regional general manager for GateHouse Media newspapers in Hutchinson, Salina and Hays, Kan.More
Edward VanHorn, executive director of SNPA and the SNPA Foundation, has announced that he will retire at the end of 2019 after 43 years at SNPA.
"I have enjoyed every minute of my career at SNPA," VanHorn said. "It is a great organization that does important work for an industry that is crucial to the well-being of every person in this country. It has been an honor and privilege to work with the journalists and publishers who run newspapers in communities in the South and all over the United States."More