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McCartney appointed AP’s entertainment & lifestyles editor

Anthony McCartney, The Associated Press’ West Coast entertainment editor who as a reporter covered the legal aftermath of Michael Jackson’s death and many celebrity trials, has been appointed the news cooperative’s global entertainment and lifestyles editor.

Tony Hunter to become CEO of McClatchy on emergence from Chapter 11 in September

Chatham Asset Management, LLC has announced that Tony Hunter will become chief executive officer of McClatchy Company, following the local news company's emergence from Chapter 11 and the completion of its court-approved sale to Chatham, in September.

Hearst Newspapers names 10 new fellows, extends prestigious fellowship for 5

Ten young journalists have won Hearst Journalism Fellowships and will begin their two-year appointments in Hearst newsrooms around the country on Aug. 17, Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Newspapers President Jeff Johnson announced today.

‘Thank you all for inviting me in’: Packet columnist calls it a career

David Lauderdale, who has been a Lowcountry journalist for more than 40 years, is retiring as senior editor of The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

An old face in a new role: New associate editor joins Northwest Herald newsroom

Emily Coleman, who has spent the last decade primarily reporting on local governments, has been named associate editor of the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

The Washington Post names Krissah Thompson managing editor for diversity and inclusion

The Washington Post's new managing editor for diversity and inclusion will be in charge of the paper's coverage of race, ethnicity and identity, as well as improved recruitment, retention and career advancement for journalists of color.

Parsons to retire; Chapman to be general manager in Porterville

Bill Parsons, publisher of the Porterville (California) Recorder, has announced plans to retire.  His last day with the Recorder will be in August.

Ogden Newspapers announces two publisher appointments

Effective next week, the Times Observer of Warren, Pennsylvania, and The Minot Daily News in North Dakota will have new publishers. Both newspapers are published by Ogden Newspapers.

Granite Publications celebrates the legacy of Jim Chionsini

Granite Publications has announced the passing of Jim Chionsini, president and founder of Granite Publications.

The New York Times Company has announced that its chief operating officer, Meredith Kopit Levien, will succeed Mark Thompson as president and chief executive officer, effective Sept. 8.  Kopit Levien, 49, will join The Times Company’s board and Thompson will step down as an officer and director of The Times Company.
Shannon J. Allen has been named the publisher of The Sand Mountain Reporter in Albertville, Alabama.
Leona Allen, a Dallas native and longtime editor at The Dallas Morning News, is being elevated to a new position of deputy publisher responsible for diversity and inclusion across the company.
Gabe Whisnant, who joined the Spartanburg (South Carolina) Herald-Journal three years ago as assistant managing editor/digital editor, has been named news director.
The Lenfest Institute for Journalism and The Philadelphia Inquirer have announced the launch of “Philadelphia: The Future of Work,” an ambitious, yearlong multimedia project focused on the key challenges and opportunities the city faces as it attempts to create more family-sustaining jobs against the backdrop of both the devastating coronavirus pandemic and global protests against systemic racism.
Kelly McGowan, an Iowa State graduate and a four-year member of the Des Moines Register staff, has been named editor of the Ames (Iowa) Tribune.
Jeana Stanley, who joined Hearst’s corporate finance team as vice president in August 2018, died June 26 in Tierra Verde, Florida. She was 54.
Two journalists at Nieman Lab, the Nieman Foundation’s publication covering digital innovation and change in journalism, are moving into new roles beginning on July 1.
Romando Dixson has been named executive editor of the Journal Star in Peoria, Illinois, becoming the first African American to serve as editor of the paper.
Scott Fisher has been named bureau editor of a new state capitol bureau to serve Gannett’s 14 Pennsylvania properties and the USA TODAY NETWORK’s Atlantic Region. He will continue his news duties for the York (Pennsylvania) Daily Record.
The Board of Trustees of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation elected a new slate of officers for 2020-2021 at its meeting on June 17.
Kendra Majors has been named regional publisher of The Andalusia (Alabama) Star-News, The Atmore Advance, The Brewton Standard and associated print and digital products.
Mike Martoccia, who has been consulting with Adams Publishing Group since February, has been named APG’s vice president of digital sales and marketing. This is a new position for APG, to assist in the company's evolution to a multi-media organization.
Robert Granfeldt has been named general manager of the Midland (Texas) Reporter-Telegram and Texas Panhandle properties for Hearst Communications. The Panhandle properties include the Plainview Herald, Muleshoe Journal and Canyon News.
The Missourian newspaper (Washington, Missouri) is now under the leadership of new Editor/Publisher Tricia Miller, the first female to hold the position in the company's long history.