Ronald Benner has been named senior group publisher for the Times Record (Fort Smith, Ark.) and area weekly papers, including the Press Argus-Courier, Booneville Democrat, Paris Express, Charleston Express and Alma Journal, as well as monthly publication Greenwood Life.MORE
Nicole McMullin has been appointed marketing director of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.MORE
Stephanie Pedersen has been named general manager of The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, S.C., adding to her role as the newspaper's executive editor.MORE
Cox Enterprises Inc. has named Donna B. Hall publisher of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Hall, a veteran media executive with more than 30 years of experience with Cox Enterprises' radio, TV and newspaper brands, will take the helm immediately.MORE
David Holgate, president of PMG Community Newsgroup, LLC's Indiana-Michigan Group, has assumed responsibilities for the company's newspapers in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.MORE
The Associated Press has named Michael Tackett, an award-winning journalist, as deputy bureau chief in Washington, directing coverage of the White House, Congress and politics.MORE
The Associated Press is bolstering its coverage of Asia by naming an experienced photo editor and a seasoned foreign correspondent to key leadership posts in Tokyo.MORE
Sally Stapleton, an award-winning editor, photojournalist and newsroom leader, has been tapped to direct global religion coverage for The Associated Press, overseeing a new team that will report on faith and its influence throughout the world.MORE
Daniel Evans has been named the president of LaGrange Newsmedia, LLC and editor and publisher of The LaGrange (Ga.) Daily News and its affiliated publications in print and digital.MORE
Judi Burns wore many hats at the Index-Journal beyond serving as president and publisher for more than two decades.
The role that perhaps best suited the newspaper's matriarch, who died on Thursday at age 72, was that of mother.
She wasn't just a mom to her three daughters and fellow The Index-Journal Co. shareholders – Alison Burns-Parham, St. Claire Donaghy and Mundy Price – but also to the dozens of newspaper employees who affectionately referred to her as "Momma."More
Mike Distelhorst has been named publisher of The Fayetteville Observer as part of a consolidation effort by GateHouse Media, which owns the newspaper.More