Alex Taylor to succeed John Dyer as Cox Enterprises president, CEO 5/1/17

Cox Enterprises Chairman Jim Kennedy has named Alexander C. Taylor, executive vice president and chief operating officer, as the company's next president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Taylor will succeed John Dyer, president and chief executive officer, who will retire in Dec. after 40 years with the company. Dyer and Taylor will both continue serving on the Cox Enterprises' board of directors.

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AP announces 4 new directors, 5 incumbents at annual meeting 4/24/17

Four new directors and five incumbents were named to The Associated Press board of directors at AP's annual meeting at its New York headquarters.

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Schumacher named publisher in Athens, Tenn. 4/24/17

By Greg Moses, The Daily Post-Athenian

Jeff Schumacher has been named publisher of The Daily Post-Athenian and The Advocate & Democrat in Monroe County (Athens, Tenn.). He succeeds Rhonda Whaley, who had served as publisher since 2014.

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Former SNPA President Ruth Holmberg dies 4/20/17

Former SNPA President Ruth Holmberg died April 19 at her home at the age of 96. Holmberg, who served as publisher of the Chattanooga Times Free Press for nearly three decades, was president of SNPA in 1984-85.

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Benjy Hamm named editorial page editor of The Virginian-Pilot 4/18/17

The Virginian-Pilot's next editorial page editor will be Benjy Hamm, a longtime editorial director with Landmark Community Newspapers.

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Fox leaves The Greenville News 4/18/17

After 32 years as a reporter, editor and finally news director at The Greenville News, William Fox has left the building.

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Sandusky Register names new publisher 4/10/17

Ron Waite has been named publisher of the Sandusky Register. His most recent assignment before joining the Register was as regional general manager overseeing the daily newspapers in Kent and in Alliance, Ohio, and as senior vice president of advertising overseeing all of the Dix newspaper properties.

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New publisher named for GateHouse newspapers 4/10/17

Bill Albrecht, a veteran publisher and advertising executive, has been named group publisher for a number of GateHouse Media publications in Northeastern Ohio.

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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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