Tennessee papers roll out redesigns 12/12/17

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Readers of the Times News in Kingsport and the Johnson City Press, both in Northeast Tennessee, saw new looks on Tuesday, Dec. 12. The redesigns of the Sandusky Newspaper Group papers are somewhat different but the goal is the same: Make them easier to read.

But it's not just the design that has changed; it's also the ways in which stories are told, according to Times News Publisher Rick Thomason, who is overseeing the project.

"Our redesigns aren't just about fonts, rebranding and colors," said Bill Ostendorf, president and founder of Creative Circle. "It's really about changing newsroom culture and creating content that is more relevant, more interesting and easier to read."

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Leifeste named Gazette's new general manager 3/6/17

Terri Leifeste is the Texarkana Gazette's new general manager, parent company WEHCO Media Inc. has announced.

Leifeste assumes responsibility for the Gazette's day-to-day operations and will relocate from Jefferson City, Mo., to Texarkana.

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Lee Hartman named publisher of Fort Bend Herald 2/13/17

Lee Hartman, a third generation member of a Texas newspaper family, has been named editor and publisher of the Fort Bend Herald in Rosenberg, Texas, according to Clyde C. King Jr., president of Hartman Newspapers, L.P.

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