Michael Smith promoted to regional editor 10/11/16

Michael Smith, executive editor of the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal, has been promoted to regional editor of the Western Carolina Media Group by GateHouse Media.

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Cox Enterprises names Juliette Pryor to lead legal function 10/11/16

Juliette Pryor, 51, has been named senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Cox Enterprises. Pryor reports to Cox Enterprises Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Dallas Clement and succeeds Shauna Muhl who will retire from Cox at year end.

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Steve Jameson named publisher of the Free Press 10/10/16

Steve Jameson, an accomplished newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Mankato (Minn.) Free Press, effective Oct. 26, the newspaper announced Friday.

Jameson, 50, is currently the regional advertising director for BH Media newspaper group in southwest Virginia. Papers include the daily Bristol Herald Courier and seven weeklies.

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Kurt Caywood promoted to VP of audience for Morris Publishing Group 10/4/16

Kurt Caywood, vice president of audience for The Florida Times-Union, has been named vice president of audience for Morris Publishing Group. The announcement was made by Derek May, president of Morris Publishing Group.

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McClatchy names Andrew Pergam VP of video and new ventures 10/4/16

McClatchy has named Andrew Pergam vice president, video and new ventures. In this newly created role, Pergam will continue to lead The Video Lab, McClatchy's award-winning video operation, while spearheading the company's corporate development efforts and the management of its venture investment portfolio. Pergam will report to McClatchy's President and CEO, Pat Talamantes.

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New appointments announced by Cox Media Group 10/4/16

Cox Media Group has named Tim Burke as multi-market vice president of content and Eric Myers as multi-market vice president of sales, effective immediately.

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Morris Communications names chief information officer 9/27/16

Morris Communications has announced that Robert Gilbert, vice president of audience for Morris Publishing Group, has been promoted to chief information officer (CIO). As CIO, Gilbert will report to CEO William S. Morris IV and be responsible for information management and company-wide strategic planning and deployment of information technology.

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Kim Guthrie appointed president of Cox Media Group 9/26/16

Cox Enterprises has announced that Kim Guthrie will be appointed as president of Cox Media Group, an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. She will succeed Bill Hoffman who has announced he will retire at the end of the year after a distinguished 38-year career in media. Guthrie will assume the role on Jan. 1, 2017, and report to Cox Enterprises Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Alex Taylor.

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Bill Church named senior vice president news for GateHouse Media 9/26/16

GateHouse Media LLC has announced that Bill Church, a nationally-regarded newsroom executive, has been named senior vice president for news.

Most recently, Church served as executive editor of the award-winning Sarasota Herald-Tribune where he has elevated the quality of both print and digital editions of the newspaper.

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Cox Enterprises names Rachel Welch as VP of government affairs 9/20/16

Cox Enterprises has named Rachel Welch as vice president of government affairs. She works in the company's Public Policy office in Washington, D.C. and reports to Joab Lesesne, Cox's vice president of public policy and government affairs.

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