Cox Enterprises has appointed John Kovac as senior vice president, brand, marketing and creative. In this newly created role, Kovac will build centers of excellence focused on employment brand, recruitment marketing, creative design, video and live event production.MORE
Cox Enterprises, Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement to sell Cox Media Group's Radio station portfolio as well as its CoxReps and Gamut national advertising businesses to a new broadcasting company that is substantially owned by private equity funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC. The transaction will expand the new company, which announced in February its purchase of Cox Media Group's broadcast television group and the company's radio, newspaper and television properties in Ohio.
Cox Enterprises will maintain a minority stake in the new company, which will maintain the name "Cox Media Group" and will be headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.MORE
Brandon Cox is leaving his role as publisher of the Jackson County Sentinel for a post in his home state of Kentucky. Cox cited family reasons for the transition.MORE
Cox Enterprises has named Luis Avila-Marco as senior vice president of strategy and corporate development. Avila-Marco will lead Cox's corporate strategy and oversee a team that focuses on diversification and long-term growth outside of the company's core businesses. He also will serve as an adviser to Cox's existing portfolio of companies as it explores future opportunities.MORE
Cox Media Group and GateHouse Media have announced that the operations of Cox's Southern Kitchen, the Atlanta-based Southern food and lifestyle brand, have been acquired by GateHouse.MORE
Cox Enterprises has named Sharon Zealey as vice president, compliance. Zealey will be responsible for leading compliance strategy, data privacy and alignment on key issues across Cox Enterprises' major operating subsidiaries: Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group. Her role includes managing Cox's ethics hotline and coordinating sensitive compliance investigations.MORE
Cox Media Group has named Michelle Miguelez vice president of communications and public affairs. In her new role, Miguelez will create proactive communications strategies that align with business objectives and engage employees, further strengthening CMG's role as an Employer of Choice.MORE
New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of publications, announced today that it has agreed to acquire the Austin American-Statesman and its niche publications and companion websites from Cox Media Group, LLC for $47.5 million.MORE
Cox Enterprises has named Sonji Jacobs to the new position of assistant vice president of corporate communications.MORE
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America's Newspapers – the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – was ceremonially launched October 6 at its inaugural annual meeting in Chicago.
Dean Ridings will be its chief executive officer, effective Nov. 11.
America's Newspapers unites two of the oldest press associations to form one of the industry's largest advocates for newspapers and the many benefits to their communities, civil life, freedom of expression and democracy.
"Newspaper journalism provides a voice for the voiceless, challenges elected officials, shines a light on government, calls for change when change is needed, and exposes corruption and injustice," said Chris Reen, the president and publisher of The Gazette in Colorado Springs who will serve as the first president of America's Newspapers.More
A new association formed by the consolidation of SNPA and the Inland Press Association was officially launched today. The name of the new association will be announced on Oct. 6 at the association's first annual meeting in Chicago.
Edward VanHorn, SNPA's executive director, said that the merger unites two of the country's oldest press associations into a progressive new organization that will use its bigger and more powerful voice to be an unapologetic advocate for newspapers.More