Veteran newspaper executive appointed publisher of The Meridian Star 9/16/19

Bill Atkinson, an accomplished newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of The Meridian Star.

His appointment was announced by Donna Barrett, president and CEO of CNHI, LLC., The Star's parent company.

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Sheehan named director of audience development for Cumberland Times-News 8/26/19

Sue Sheehan has become the regional director of audience development for the Cumberland (Md.) Times-News and The Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown, Penn.

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Tricia Johnston appointed publisher of The Goshen News 4/22/19

Tricia Johnston, an accomplished newspaper and marketing executive, has been appointed publisher of The Goshen News.

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Veteran executive to lead newspapers in Johnstown, Cumberland 3/20/19

Robert Forcey has been appointed publisher of The Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown and its sister Maryland paper, The Cumberland Times-News.

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Michael McCleery promoted to publisher 3/5/19

Michael McCleery, general manager and advertising director of the Commonwealth Journal in Somerset, Ky., has been appointed publisher of the newspaper, effective immediately.

In his new role, McCleery will continue to serve as advertising director for the newspaper, but will take on added responsibility for the overall operation.

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Miller appointed publisher of News Courier 2/24/19

Katherine Miller, general manager and advertising director of The News-Courier in Athens, Ala., has been appointed publisher of the newspaper.

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Two newspaper groups to consolidate copy/pagination desks 2/13/19

Two Georgia newspaper groups are consolidating their copy/pagination desks to become more efficient, streamline processes and improve their products.

Times-Journal, Inc., in Marietta and Southern Community Newspapers, Inc., in Lawrenceville earlier this month announced plans to consolidate their copy desk and pagination staffs.

The process began as each company transitions to the Town News Total CMS (Content Management System). The companies signed agreements with Town News in late 2018 and plan to produce their products on the new systems in early March. Once that's taken place, the consolidation of the pagination process will begin.

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Veteran journalist named publisher-editor of News-Capital 12/20/18

Ed Choate, executive editor of the Muskogee Phoenix, has been appointed publisher and editor of the McAlester News-Capital.

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Create your own reality event 12/4/18

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Take eight people, confine them to a pop up camper and a small outside area for a week, make up some challenges and tell them the winner gets the $10,000 camper. Watch newspaper sales soar.

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New publisher named for Joplin Globe 7/3/18

Frank Leto, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, succeeding Mike Beatty, who recently resigned to become president of APG Media in Florida.

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