Former publisher remembered as mentor, friend 5/14/19

The Rocky Mount (N.C.) Telegram lost a valued friend and influence last week when former publisher Mark Wilson lost his 10-year battle with brain cancer.


Thomas named ad director of The Walton Tribune 5/14/19

Rose Thomas has been named advertising director of The Walton Tribune in Monroe, Ga. She succeeds Madison Graham, who is remaining on the paper's staff in a part-time position as an advertising consultant.


Cox Enterprises CIO named to CIO Hall of Fame 5/14/19

Cox Enterprises' Greg Morrison was recently named to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Hall of Fame for 2019 by IDG, a leading technology, media, data and marketing services company.


SNHU associate dean named new director of UFCJC Distance Education Program 5/14/19

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has announced that Dr. Evan Kropp will join the College as the new director of Distance Education overseeing all online master's and certificate programs. He will join the College on June 17.

Kropp currently is associate dean of communication at Southern New Hampshire University, which has one of the largest online programs in the nation with more than 130,000 students.


Mark Aldam elected chairman of the News Media Alliance 5/7/19

The News Media Alliance has elected Mark Aldam, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Hearst, as its chairman of the Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 term. Aldam, who previously served as vice chairman, succeeds Terry Kroeger, president and CEO of Smith Kroeger Marketing Communications.

Elected to initial one-year terms (2019-2020) on the News Media Alliance Board of Directors with terms beginning May 1, 2019 are:
  • Jim Brady, Spirited Media
  • Pamela (PJ) Browning, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.
  • Frank Filippo, Dow Jones
  • Timothy Knight, Tribune Publishing
  • Bill Marcil, Jr., Forum Communications

James Martinez appointed to new AP investigative role 5/6/19

James Martinez, an editor who oversaw a key Trump coverage team and who has led some of the biggest breaking news stories in the United States, has been appointed to a new role with The Associated Press' investigative team.


Costa leaves position as Times Record publisher 5/6/19

Fort Smith (Ark.) Times Record Publisher Crystal Costa has accepted a new role as events director with GateHouse Live and has stepped down as publisher.


Pearson takes the reins as general manager in Bartlesville 5/1/19

Mathew Pearson has been named general manager of the Bartlesville (Okla.) Examiner-Enterprise.


Providence Journal publisher Janet Hasson announces retirement 4/30/19

Janet Hasson, president and publisher of The Providence (R.I.) Journal for the last four years, announced her retirement at a gathering of newspaper staff.

Beside her stood the newspaper's soon-to-be new publisher, Peter Meyer, publisher of the Cape Cod Times and head of a division of newspapers in eastern Massachusetts and seacoast New Hampshire similarly owned by GateHouse Media.


Walker named general manager/advertising director for Sentinel, Times newspapers 4/30/19

Mark Walker has been named general manager and advertising director for The Sentinel-Echo and the Times-Tribune of Kentucky.