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.MORE
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.MORE
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.MORE
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.MORE
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, 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.MORE
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.MORE
Mathew Pearson has been named general manager of the Bartlesville (Okla.) Examiner-Enterprise.MORE
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.MORE
Mark Walker has been named general manager and advertising director for The Sentinel-Echo and the Times-Tribune of Kentucky.MORE
Judi Burns wore many hats at the Index-Journal beyond serving as president and publisher for more than two decades.
The role that perhaps best suited the newspaper's matriarch, who died on Thursday at age 72, was that of mother.
She wasn't just a mom to her three daughters and fellow The Index-Journal Co. shareholders – Alison Burns-Parham, St. Claire Donaghy and Mundy Price – but also to the dozens of newspaper employees who affectionately referred to her as "Momma."More
Mike Distelhorst has been named publisher of The Fayetteville Observer as part of a consolidation effort by GateHouse Media, which owns the newspaper.More