The Wake Weekly newspaper group – The Wake Forest Weekly and its zoned editions in Rolesville and Franklin County along with the Butner-Creedmoor News – are operating under new ownership.
Publisher and Executive Editor Todd Allen has sold the newspapers, along with marketing agency Kingsdale Media, to The Wilson Times Co., a growing print and digital media company with a daily paper and two other weeklies in its publishing portfolio.MORE
The Wilson Times Co. of Wilson, N.C., has purchased the Kenly News, Pine Level News, Princeton News Leader and Selma News from Rick and Karen Stewart, owners of the newspapers since 1981.
The Stewarts are retiring and Keven Zepezauer, Times president and publisher, combined the four publications into a countywide weekly newspaper under the Johnstonian News banner.
Ken Blum, senior associate with Grimes, McGovern & Associates, represented the Stewarts.MORE
Throughout Keven Zepezauer's 22-year career, he has witnessed many shifts within the newspaper industry, so it is fitting the seasoned executive joined The Wilson Times staff on Monday.
In his post as general manager, he'll oversee daily operations, including recent survey-based alterations to the newspaper's content.
"The time has come for me to get some fresh, new ideas and Keven was the right person to bring in at the right time," said Times President and Publisher Morgan Dickerman.MORE
Melanie Bell of The Palm Beach Daily News, Palm Beach, Fla., has been awarded GRAND PRIZE honors (as well as first-place in the features category) in SNPA's annual Photo / Video Contest.
The photo shows two women reaching across the aisle to join hands during a prayer at an anti-gun concert.
First place in other contest categories went to Ana Ramirez, Austin American-Statesman, for best video; Tommy Metthe, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, for best spot news photo; and Scott Rogers, The Times, Gainesville, Ga., for best sports photo.
Read the full story for a complete of winners, judges' comments and some general advice from contest judges.More
Presented by Mi-Ai Parrish, Sue Clark-Johnson Professor in Media Innovation and Leadership, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Media Communication, Arizona State University
Attendees at the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting will have a unique opportunity to hear from a trailblazing editor, journalist and digital strategist. Mi-Ai Parrish will reflect on her career, which includes being the first female publisher of The Kansas City Star, the first minority to serve as publisher of The Arizona Republic and the first Korean publisher in mainstream media.
This is just one of more than a dozen sessions that keep you tuned into industry information that you need to know.
Be here when we announce the name of the new association being formed from the merger of Inland and SNPA.More