Wigfield named managing editor of Alabama daily 11/27/18

Veteran journalist Jimmy Wigfield, who has 43 years of experience at newspapers in Alabama, has been named the managing editor of The Alexander City Outlook and its affiliated weekly newspapers owned by Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc.

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RTD hires James Bacon as editorial writer; promotes Beres and Paris 11/27/18

The editorial pages of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch have hired a new writer and promoted two editors.

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Salisbury Post editor Elizabeth Cook to retire at end of 2018 11/20/18

Elizabeth Cook, editor of the Salisbury Post for 25 years, has announced her retirement at the end of this year.

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McClatchy names vice president of national digital sales 11/19/18

Darryl Winter has joined McClatchy as vice president of national sales, digital. Winter is based in New York and tasked with driving national sales and leveraging the McClatchy portfolio of brands and audiences to serve agencies and national brands.

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New managing editor right at home in the newsroom 11/19/18

Wendy Holdren, an award-winning Register-Herald journalist who hails from Wyoming County, has been appointed managing editor of the daily newspaper in Beckley.

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Todd Sears is named publisher of the Omaha World-Herald 11/13/18

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.

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J. David Ake named AP director of photography 11/13/18

J. David Ake, deputy bureau chief for visual journalism at the AP Washington bureau, has been promoted to director of photography for The Associated Press.

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Max Heath to retire as NNA Postal Chair 11/13/18

Nationally-recognized postal guru Max Heath is officially moving to emeritus status this year.

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National Newspaper Association welcomes new management team 11/13/18

The National Newspaper Association has engaged Lynne Lance Association Management (LLAM) to operate its headquarters after Jan. 1, 2019.

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SNPA member Jules Ciotta died Nov. 3 11/6/18

Jules Ciotta, president of Motivation Communications Associates, an Atlanta-based human relations, consulting and training firm, died Saturday, Nov. 3.

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