Juneau Empire publisher Rustan Burton pursues new Midwest opportunity 1/9/17

Rustan Burton, publisher of the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly in Juneau, Alaska, has stepped down to accept another job in the Midwest. The announcement was made by Deedie McKenzie, group publisher of Alaska Media Partners.

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Jack Pate steps down as publisher 1/9/17

Jack Pate has retired as president and publisher of the Courier & Press in Evansville, Ind., and The Gleaner in Henderson, Ky. His role with the Courier Co. also encompassed the Union County (Ky.) Advocate and Audubon Printing in Henderson.

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David Adams named new publisher of central Illinois papers 1/2/17

David Adams was recently named as the new publisher of GateHouse Media newspapers in central Illinois. He will oversee nine daily papers, 20 weeklies and 10 shoppers.

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Henry Bird, veteran CNHI executive, to retire in March 1/2/17

Henry Bird, regional executive for Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., will retire March 31, capping a half-century newspaper career that started with his serving tea to editors in his native Ireland.

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Julie Fox named publisher of Times West Virginian 1/2/17

Julie Fox, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Times West Virginian in Fairmont, W.Va.

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Wick Communications publisher emeritus Walter Wick dies at home 1/2/17

Walter M. Wick, an inductee in the Arizona Newspaper Association Hall of Fame and publisher emeritus of the Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review, died Christmas morning at his home in Hereford, Ariz.

Along with brother Bob Wick, Walter Wick guided ownership of Wick Communications for more than a half century.

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Patrick Birmingham departs as News Sentinel president 12/20/16

Reprinted from the Knoxville News Sentinel (edited slightly)

Patrick Birmingham has departed as president of the Knoxville News Sentinel. He was a member of the SNPA Board of Directors, representing newspapers in Tennessee.

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AP names new director of media relations 12/19/16

Lauren Easton, who joined The Associated Press last year as media relations manager, has been promoted to director of media relations.

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Former Greeneville Sun co-owner, columnist Arne Jones dies 12/16/16

Martha Arnold Susong (Arne) Jones, who played a variety of significant roles at The Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun for some six decades, died Friday, Dec. 16, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital. She was 101 years of age.

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Globe names new chief executive 12/13/16

Doug Franklin, a former door-to-door newspaper subscription salesman who later served as publisher of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and chief financial officer of media conglomerate Cox Enterprises, will become the new chief executive of The Boston Globe.

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