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Daily Sun promotes Dan Sprung to general manager

Dan Sprung, who has served as director of marketing and publishing for The Daily Sun (The Villages, Florida) for the past 19 years, has been promoted to general manager.

Tribune Publishing announces management transition

Terry Jimenez, Tribune Publishing Company's executive vice president and chief financial officer, has assumed the role of president and chief executive officer and joined the board, succeeding Timothy P. Knight, who has stepped down from the board and will leave the company at the end of February.

Anne Cox Chambers, past chairwoman of Atlanta Newspapers, dies at the age of 100

Anne Cox Chambers, daughter of Governor James M. Cox and Cox Enterprises board member, passed away peacefully at her home in Atlanta at the age of 100. 

David Adams named general manager in Waterloo

David Adams brings a strong background in digital media to his new role as general manager and vice president of sales of The Courier in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Eliza Hussman Gaines named Democrat-Gazette managing editor

During successive announcements about 30 minutes apart, Eliza Hussman Gaines was named managing editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, succeeding David Bailey, who is retiring.

Casey Seiler named Times Union editor

Casey Seiler has been named editor of the Times Union in Albany, New York, to succeed Rex Smith, who is stepping down Feb. 1.

Etheredge named managing editor at Shelby County Newspapers

The Shelby County Reporter's new managing editor is a Shelby County native. He has served since November 2017 as the paper's sports editor.

Daily Light’s regional executive editor, Jill Nevels-Haun, adds managing editor to role

The Waxahachie Media Group has announced that its regional executive editor, Jill Nevels-Haun, has added another position to her role.

Crystal Miller named publisher of the Austin Daily Herald

In addition to continuing in her role as publisher of the Albert Lea Tribune, Crystal Miller has been named publisher of the Austin (Minnesota) Daily Herald.

A Mississippi native with strong experience leading local news and investigative coverage for daily newspapers has been named editor of the Clarion Ledger and Hattiesburg American.
The Philadelphia Inquirer has announced the appointment of media executive Lisa Hughes as publisher and chief executive officer, succeeding Terry Egger, who plans to retire.
Manny Garcia, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, is the first of 11 hires for The Texas Tribune's joint investigative project with ProPublica.
Hal Hildreth Tanner, Jr., 77, Goldsboro, North Carolina, passed away Friday evening surrounded by his family. Tanner was an active member of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association for many years, serving on the boards of both SNPA and the SNPA Foundation. He served as publisher of the Goldsboro News-Argus from 1974 until his retirement in 2010.
John Clark, publisher of the Capital Journal in Pierre, South Dakota, has announced plans to retire at the end of January.
Over the course of almost four decades with the Times Publishing Co., Andy Corty has been tapped to handle a wide range of responsibilities. Next week, he will retire.
Maria Walsh has been named vice president, head of benefits for Hearst. She joins Hearst after nearly 13 years at Nielsen.
Alison K. Engel, chief financial officer, will depart Gannett at the end of the first quarter to pursue other opportunities.
Patricia Richardson has been named to the newly created position of associate publisher/vice president of strategy and revenue at the Times Union in Albany, New York.
Southern Newspapers Inc., the Houston-based media company that owns The Daily News and 11 other papers in Texas and Oklahoma, this week announced a major change among corporate officers. Effective with the new year, Dolph Tillotson, company president since 2014, will become chairman of the board. Daily News Publisher Leonard Woolsey will become president of the company.
Neeraj Khemlani has been named executive vice president and deputy group head of Hearst Newspapers. The announcement was made by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Newspapers President Jeff Johnson.
Dan Savage, who twice served as publisher of the Waco (Texas) Tribune-Herald and also raised longhorn cattle, died early Wednesday at his home following a 15-year battle with cancer. He was 71.
Mitchell Landsberg, who has led the Los Angeles Times' Foreign/National staff, will become a senior editor for enterprise in January, helping guide ambitious journalism across the newsroom.
Kim Bates, assistant managing editor of The Blade in Toledo, Ohio, has been promoted to managing editor, succeeding Dave Murray who is retiring.
John Celestino, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of The Press-Republican in Plattsburgh, New York.