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.
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.
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, 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.
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 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.”
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.
Veteran Oklahoma newspaper executive Gary Jackson has been appointed publisher of the Tahlequah Daily Press.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 newspaper in Cheyenne, Wyoming, announced two key appointments on Saturday: a new editor for the newsroom and a new director of digital media.