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McAlester native named GM of News-Capital

A longtime McAlester (Oklahoma) News-Capital advertising executive has been promoted to general manager of the paper. She succeeds Ed Choate, who recently became publisher of the Muskogee Phoenix.

Davis to leave GateHouse and New Media after Gannett deal closes

Kirk Davis, chief operating officer of New Media Investments and CEO of GateHouse Media, intends to leave New Media upon the close of the Gannett-GateHouse merger.

AP names Matt Volz as news editor for the Rockies region

Matt Volz, who served as interim Rockies news editor with The Associated Press over the past year, has been appointed to permanently fill the position. In his interim role, he helped lead award-winning coverage, such as the 20th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting massacre.

Bob Woodward named vice president of Woodward Community Media

Bob Woodward, who has served as interim publisher and general manager of the Woodward Community Media division for the last four months, has been named vice president.

Richmond Times-Dispatch names VP of advertising

The new vice president of advertising for the Richmond Times-Dispatch will bring a strong emphasis on digital and non-traditional solutions. Under his leadership, the newspaper's goal is to expand its digital advertising portfolio and to continue to enhance its robust newspaper, magazine and specialty advertising options.

CNHI expands editorial leadership team

CNHI is expanding its regional editor program to include five new appointments. “This team works hard to help our newsrooms create great journalism,” said Kayla Gagnet, senior vice president of content & digital operations. “They have collaborated to develop investigative reporting, feature pages and sports content that our readers really value.”

Daily Journal names new managing editor

Veteran newsroom managing editor Mike Frey of The Daily Journal in Kankakee, Illinois, will retire by the end of the year. Misty Knisely has been named to succeed him.

Jackson appointed publisher of Tahlequah Daily Press

Veteran Oklahoma newspaper executive Gary Jackson has been appointed publisher of the Tahlequah Daily Press.

Cullman Times names new editor

The Cullman Times has named a new editor, who spent several years as the director of communications for the Georgia Municipal Association prior to joining CNHI.

Nick Monico joins Adams Publishing Group as COO

Nick Monico has been appointed chief operating officer of Adams Publishing Group where he will focus on helping the company maximize its revenue, content, circulation, digital and operational initiatives.

New Media and Gannett announce the Board of Directors for the combined company

New Media Investment Group Inc. and Gannett Co., Inc.  have announced the expected members of the board of directors for the combined company, effective upon completion of the proposed acquisition of Gannett by New Media. The board will have nine members, including Michael Reed as chairman, five independent directors from New Media, and three directors from Gannett.

The Lufkin Daily News names new publisher

Southern Newspapers Inc. has named a new publisher in Lufkin, Texas. Dolph Tillotson, president of Southern Newspapers, said the paper's new publisher is an experienced newspaper man who has run newspapers that are similar in size and mission to The Lufkin Daily News.

Brian Johnson: Back as sports editor in Shawnee, Oklahoma

Brian Johnson has rejoined the staff of The Shawnee News-Star in Oklahoma, as sport editor.

New editor named for Maryland newspapers

Hannah Combs has been named the new Caroline/Dorchester editor of The Star Democrat, Dorchester Star and Times-Record in Maryland. She succeeds Dustin Holt in the role.

Idaho Statesman gets a new publisher

The former general manager of The Bellingham Herald has been named as the next publisher of the Idaho Statesman.

Brian Corcoran named Post-Star publisher

Brian Corcoran, who has served as interim publisher of The Post-Star since March, has been named publisher of the Glens Falls paper.

Chad Pauling named publisher in Sioux City

Lee Enterprises has named a new publisher for the Sioux City Journal and its associated publications.

Editor Mike Fannin named president of The Kansas City Star

The editor and vice president of The Kansas City Star has taken on an expanded role, and is now serving as president of the newspaper.

Nelson promoted to general manager in Ada, Oklahoma

As The Ada News seeks to expand its audience through both print and digital platforms, it will be led by Maurisa Nelson, who has been named general manager.

Chris Blade takes leadership at Post Bulletin in Rochester

Chris Blade has officially become publisher of the Post Bulletin in Rochester, Minnesota, after serving as its interim publisher since Forum Communications acquired the newspaper in June.

Sixth generation takes helm as Sentinel publisher

Leadership of the Rome Sentinel passed to the sixth generation member of the family this month, with Bradley Waters succeeding his father, Stephen.

Jill Hunt promoted to News Press publisher

The Stillwater News Press has named its long-time top advertising executive as its new publisher, to succeed Dale Brendel, who recently was named publisher in Joplin, Missouri.

Choate returns to Muskogee Phoenix as publisher

The former executive editor of the Muskogee Phoenix is returning to the paper as publisher.

Holmes named general manager of Shelby County Newspapers

The new general manager of Shelby County Newspapers in Columbiana, Alabama, will lead the staff in producing five weekly newspapers, five lifestyle magazines, six websites and numerous special sections.

Chronicle editor announces hiring of 2 managing editors

Key editors from New Orleans and Minneapolis will be joining the Houston Chronicle in the next few weeks, completing an overhaul of the newsroom's leadership.

Slinkard to serve as editor for Camden News

The new managing editor of the Camden (Arkansas) News says community newspapers can act as “the soul of a city.” In addition to his role in Camden, he also will serve as the managing editor in El Dorado.

Gosser takes helm at Herald-Banner Publications as editor

A seasoned editor who immerses himself in community life and has always proven himself to be open and accessible to the public has been named managing editor for a group of CNHI newspapers in Texas.

The Cheyenne Post names news veterans to lead print and digital operations

The newspaper in Cheyenne, Wyoming, announced two key appointments on Saturday: a new editor for the newsroom and a new director of digital media.

Tyler Morning Telegraph appoints new editor

The Tyler (Texas) Morning Telegraph has named a new editor who will take over management of the Tyler print and digital news operations.