Vijay Ravindran named to McClatchy's board of directors 12/5/17

McClatchy has announced the appointment of Vijay Ravindran to its board of directors, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

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Osteen Publishing Co. names Florida market manager 12/5/17

Hugh Osteen has been promoted to Florida market manager of Osteen Publishing Company. In his new role, he will have oversight of expenses, responsibility to grow online formats and revenue, act as sales coach to the sales team, prospect for new delivery business for Publication Distribution Services and learn the intimate inner workings of the PDS delivery business. He also will develop and approve vendor relationships and services.

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Kinnaird named VP of advertising for The Roanoke Times 11/21/17

Jamie Kinnaird, advertising director for The Roanoke Times, has been promoted to vice president of advertising for the newspaper.

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Thankful for the SNPA staff 11/21/17

By Les Simpson, SNPA president, and president and publisher of the Amarillo Globe-News

As your current president of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, I'd like to say how thankful that I am for not only the organization, but especially the staff.

The three people who guide SNPA daily – Edward VanHorn, Cindy Durham and Paulette Sheffield – have dedicated many years to serving you and our industry.

Like us, they love our business and work hard every day to help us and ensure our success.

As we approach Thanksgiving this week, I'd like you to get to know them a little more and be sure, when the opportunity rises, to thank them for everything they do.

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New publisher named in Paris, Texas 11/14/17

Interim publisher and longtime business manager Relan Walker has assumed the role of publisher of The Paris (Texas) News, Dolph Tillotson, president of Southern Newspapers Inc., has announced.

Two additional appointments at the paper also have been announced.

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Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK realigns organization 11/14/17

Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK announced a major organizational change yesterday that more definitively aligns with the company's refreshed business strategy, which focuses on two primary businesses: …

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Lisa Chappell named publisher of Weatherford Democrat, Mineral Wells Index 11/14/17

Lisa Chappell, a veteran Texas newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Weatherford Democrat and the Mineral Wells Index. She succeeds Jeff Smith, who recently retired.

Chappell is currently the publisher of the Gainesville Daily Register and the Greenville Herald-Banner, and their affiliated weekly publications in Royse City, Commerce and Rockwall County. She will continue in that role as well.

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SNPA sends condolences to the Dunn-Rankin family 11/14/17

John C. Wagenknecht, father of Janie Dunn-Rankin, of Venice, Fla., died recently. Janie's husband, David Dunn-Rankin, is president of Sun Coast Media Group and a former president of SNPA.

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Cox Media Group names four new vice presidents 11/14/17

Cox Media Group has appointed four proven leaders who will work together to fully integrate CMG's portfolio of traditional and digital media platforms in the Atlanta area beginning in 2018.

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Stephanie Shepherd resigns as McClatchy controller 11/6/17

Stephanie Shepherd, corporate controller of The McClatchy Company since December 2015, has resigned effective Nov. 27 to pursue an executive finance role in the Nevada state education sector. A search for her replacement has begun.

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