Brad Ward to succeed Mark Wilson as TownNews CEO 9/6/16

Marc Wilson, chief executive officer of, a subsidiary of Lee Enterprises, Inc., has been named executive chairman of the company. Brad Ward, who currently serves as COO, will become CEO, the company said Friday. The changes become effective Oct. 1.

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Mark Mulholland retiring from Evening Post Newspaper Group 9/6/16

Mark Mulholland, vice president of marketing for Evening Post Publishing Newspaper Group in Charleston, S.C., has announced his retirement effective Sept. 30. Prior to joining EPPNG in 2011, he served as associate director of American Press Institute and has held advertising, marketing and senior management positions at organizations including The Roanoke Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Lee Enterprises, WFLA-TV, and Victoria Advocate Publishing.


Industry leaders join LEAP Media Solutions executive team 8/30/16

LEAP Media Solutions has announced the addition of several industry leaders to its executive team, as well as one promotion.


Bierbauer to step down as dean of College of Information and Communications 8/22/16

From the University of South Carolina

Charles Bierbauer, the University of South Carolina's longest-serving current dean, will step down as dean of the College of Information and Communications at the end of the academic year.


The Log Cabin Democrat publisher Jeff Hartley steps down 8/22/16

Jeff Hartley, publisher of the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway, Ark., has stepped down to pursue other opportunities. The announcement was made by Derek May, president of Morris Publishing Group.


Julie Beer appointed editor of Goshen News 8/22/16

Julie Crothers Beer, an education reporter at the Goshen (Ind.) News for the last two years, has been promoted to editor of the newspaper.


Rob Kaiser named executive editor of CNHI papers 8/22/16

An accomplished journalist who has written for the Chicago Tribune, overseen major projects at two newspapers and served as director of journalism at Canisius College has been named executive editor of two New York papers: the Niagara Gazette and Lockport Union-Sun & Journal.


Zepezauer hired as general manager in Wilson, N.C. 8/16/16

By Brie Handgraaf, staff writer, The Wilson Times

Throughout Keven Zepezauer's 22-year career, he has witnessed many shifts within the newspaper industry, so it is fitting the seasoned executive joined The Wilson Times staff on Monday.

In his post as general manager, he'll oversee daily operations, including recent survey-based alterations to the newspaper's content.

"The time has come for me to get some fresh, new ideas and Keven was the right person to bring in at the right time," said Times President and Publisher Morgan Dickerman.


McClatchy names new member to Board of Directors 8/16/16

The McClatchy Company has announced the appointment of Maria Thomas to its board of directors. Thomas replaces Kathleen Foley Feldstein, a long-standing member of the board, who retired at McClatchy's annual meeting on May 18.


Tim Williamson, Idea Village founder and CEO, named president of NOLA Media Group 8/8/16

Idea Village founder and CEO Tim Williamson, a nationally respected business leader whose determination to expand economic and leadership opportunities for New Orleanians sparked an entrepreneurial renaissance in his hometown, has been named president of NOLA Media Group.

Williamson replaces Ricky Mathews, who previously announced his intention to transition out of his role as NOLA Media Group president and help lead new initiatives with Advance Local, a group of affiliated websites and newspapers of which and The Times-Picayune are members.