Cox Enterprises has announced that Alexander C. Taylor, great-grandson of company Founder James M. Cox, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer. He will continue reporting to Chief Executive Officer John M. Dyer.MORE
McClatchy has announced that veteran digital journalist Tim Grieve will succeed Anders Gyllenhaal as vice president of news this fall.
Gyllenhaal, 64, has been McClatchy's vice president, news, and Washington editor since 2010. He will leave the vice president position in October in accordance with retirement policies for corporate officers. After a brief hiatus, he will return in a new role as senior editor and director of leadership and development. Grieve will move into the vice president role on October 4, 2016.MORE
Crystal Costa, former advertising and marketing director for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Fayetteville), took the helm of the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith, Ark., in July. She is the first woman to hold the distinction in the publication's 132-year history. Tom Stallbaumer's last day as publisher was June 6 after three years on the job.MORE
James Phillips is back at the Daily Mountain Eagle in Jasper, Ala., for the third time. This time he's the publisher, a publisher who covers news stories, ramps up the paper's social media presence and thinks up promotions.
A native of Walker County in coal country northwest of Birmingham, Phillips, 38, started out as a football stringer out of high school and later served as managing editor. He's been back in town for a couple of months.MORE
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
Katherine Miller, a news industry veteran of more than 20 years, has been named general manager of The Cullman (Ala.) Times. Miller assumes the duties immediately and will continue to serve as publisher of the News-Courier of Athens.More
Kathy Malm, a longtime newspaper advertising salesperson, one-time chamber executive and central Kansas rancher, has been named regional general manager for GateHouse Media newspapers in Hutchinson, Salina and Hays, Kan.More
Edward VanHorn, executive director of SNPA and the SNPA Foundation, has announced that he will retire at the end of 2019 after 43 years at SNPA.
"I have enjoyed every minute of my career at SNPA," VanHorn said. "It is a great organization that does important work for an industry that is crucial to the well-being of every person in this country. It has been an honor and privilege to work with the journalists and publishers who run newspapers in communities in the South and all over the United States."More