AP names U.S. news chief Carovillano its new managing editor 4/10/17

The Associated Press named its head of U.S. news to the new position of managing editor, appointing Brian Carovillano to take the No. 2 position in the newsroom of the global news cooperative.

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Observer editor Rick Thames retiring; Sherry Chisenhall will succeed him 4/4/17

Rick Thames is retiring as editor of The Charlotte Observer and will be succeeded by managing editor Sherry Chisenhall, publisher Ann Caulkins has announced.

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Girouard named regional digital advertising manager 4/4/17

Scott Girouard has been named regional digital advertising manager for Gatehouse Media's Western Piedmont Media Group, which includes the Herald-Journal, the Shelby (N.C.) Star, the Gaston (N.C.) Gazette and the Times-News in Hendersonville, N.C.

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Herald-Journal names Gabe Whisnant AME digital 4/4/17

Gabe Whisnant, managing editor of the Shelby (N.C.) Star, has been promoted to assistant managing editor digital at the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal.

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The Post and Courier names three to key leadership posts 4/4/17

Following a nationwide search, three veteran newspaper leaders have been named to key leadership posts in Charleston, S.C.

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Bill Minor, journalist who was called conscience of Mississippi, dies at 94 4/4/17

Bill Minor, whose courageous reporting helped open Americans' eyes to everyday racial discrimination in the South in the 1960s and won him recognition as the "conscience of Mississippi," died March 28 in Ridgeland, Miss., outside Jackson. He was 94.

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Jeffrey Dietz accepts new role with KBA North America 4/4/17

KBA North America announces the appointment of Jeffrey R. Dietz as the new vice president of its Web and Specialty Press division.

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Juneau Empire names new GM 4/4/17

Brian Naplachowski has been named the new general manager of the Juneau Empire.

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Student Press Law leader to head Brechner Freedom of Information Center 4/3/17

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has announced that Frank LoMonte is the new director of the Joseph L. Brechner Center for Freedom of Information.

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Digital First Media hires director of audience development 4/3/17

Digital First Media has hired Dan Petty as its director of audience development, a newly created position. In this role, Petty will identify, oversee and evangelize audience initiatives companywide, including digital audience strategy, distribution, social media, technology and measurement.

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