Robert Gruber has been named publisher for new GateHouse Media acquisition The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer, as well as several military newspapers and niche products, the IWANNA classified shoppers, and the Observer's regional commercial printing operations.
Previously, Gruber was publisher of the Star News in Wilmington, N.C. In January 2015, GateHouse Media purchased the Star News along with 13 other regional newspapers.MORE
GateHouse Media, the owners of The Pine Bluff (Ark.) Commercial and The White Hall Journal, has named Ed Graves as the new senior group publisher.
Graves, who will be based in Pine Bluff, replaces Byron Tate of The Commercial and Shane Allen of The Journal. Tate and Allen are no longer with the company.MORE
Civitas Media, a publisher of more than 100 community newspapers in 12 states, has appointed Lior Yahalomi, a board member and prior president of Civitas, as CEO. Yahalomi replaces Ralph Martin, who stepped down.MORE
Bill Cornwell has retired as editor and publisher of The Facts in Clute, Texas. He has been succeeded as publisher by current Facts Editor Yvonne Mintz.MORE
Konrad LaPrade has been named regional advertising director of four GateHouse Media properties in Western North Carolina and South Carolina. LaPrade will lead the advertising departments of the Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, S.C.), the Hendersonville (N.C.) Times-News, the Gastonia (N.C.) Gazette and the Shelby (N.C.) Daily Star.MORE
John M. Jones III, 101, longtime publisher of The Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun and a major force in local economic development and civic life from the late 1940s to the late 1990s, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, July 26, surrounded by family.MORE
Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll has decided to leave The Associated Press at the end of the year.
A search for the next executive editor will begin immediately, starting with the strong talent at AP. A successor is expected to be in place by Jan. 1, 2017.
Carroll, who has led AP's global news operations for 14 years, is announcing her decision now to offer sufficient time for that search.MORE
Former Greensboro (N.C.) editor and publisher Jeff Gauger has been named executive editor of The Times in Shreveport, La., according to Times president Alan English.MORE
The Associated Press has announced that Senior Vice President Jessica Bruce will be the new head of Corporate Communications while remaining in charge of Global Human Resources.MORE
Derek May has been named president of Morris Publishing Group, LLC. The announcement was made by William S. Morris IV, president and CEO of Morris Communications, LLC.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