Opelika-Auburn News Publisher Rex Maynor has left the Alabama community to accept a position in Branson, Mo., where he will oversee operations for a group of community newspapers.MORE
Less than three weeks after buying The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.), media giant Tronc replaced the newspaper's top editor with Marisa Porto, who also leads the Daily Press in Newport News.
Tronc executives made the announcement during a meeting in The Pilot's newsroom. Porto takes over for Steve Gunn, who held the position for three years.MORE
Keith Barlow, veteran publisher of The Milledgeville (Ga.) Union-Recorder, has been appointed publisher of the Dalton (Ga.) Daily Citizen-News.MORE
After 17 years as executive editor of The Telegraph in Macon, Ga., Sherrie Marshall announced her retirement.
Dimon Kendrick-Holmes, executive editor of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, will serve as the interim Georgia editor responsible for both newsrooms.MORE
The McClatchy Co. has promoted Columbus native Ross McDuffie to general manager/vice president of advertising for Georgia, overseeing operations at the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer and The Telegraph in Macon.MORE
Kevin A. Clark has been promoted to general manager of Online Athens and the Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald. The announcement was made by GateHouse Media Georgia Group Publisher Michael Traynor.
Traynor also announced the promotion of Tina Laseter to director of sales and marketing. In this role, Laseter takes over daily supervision of the sales team and will work with them on creating more nuanced and advanced proposals to help clients.MORE
Gloria Fletcher, a native Oklahoman who was president of Sound Publishing Inc. in Everett, Wash., has been named president and publisher of the Tulsa World.MORE
Steven Sloan has joined The Associated Press as political editor.MORE
When I was introduced as the new president and publisher of The State and four other McClatchy Co. newspapers in South Carolina and North Carolina, some were wondering, "Who is this guy, and what might we expect?"
At the heart of the answer is this: I'm a child of the South, raised with the values of family, faith and service. I'm a man of the South, who has lived and raised his children in the goodness of this region. And, yes, as an African-American man of the South, I know the darkness that is part of our story.
I'm also an Army brat, who moved every two years until eighth grade, learning new places, new cultures and new countries, making new friends, and seeking to become part of new communities over and over.
Those experiences, this upbringing and its challenges and opportunities have shaped me and inform what you can expect from me as publisher of this esteemed institution.MORE
The Times of Gainesville, Ga., has announced a restructuring of job titles and responsibilities to better define leadership roles as the company continues to expand beyond a traditional newspaper operation.
Shannon Casas, previously managing editor, has been promoted to the position of director of content. She will provide oversight for the entire news-gathering operation on all platforms, including traditional print, digital and web, podcasts and social media.
She will join Leah Nelson, previously promoted from advertising director to director of revenue, in working to transcend the traditional print business model for The Times with a broader multimedia approach to news content and business partnerships.
Keith Albertson, a veteran of more than 30 years in The Times newsroom, moves into the position of executive editor, where he will continue to handle the newspaper's opinion pages, special projects and the operational side of managing the area's largest news gathering organization.MORE
Todd Sears has returned home to Nebraska as the new president and publisher of the Omaha World-Herald. He becomes just the seventh publisher in The World-Herald's history, dating to 1889.
Sears, 49, has most recently served as president and publisher at the State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill. Previously, he worked at two East Coast newspapers within BH Media Group, the Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary that also owns The World-Herald.More
Jules Ciotta, president of Motivation Communications Associates, an Atlanta-based human relations, consulting and training firm, died Saturday, Nov. 3.More