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The Daily Times' new circulation director prioritizes customer service, community news

As a former reporter, editor and district manager for circulation, David Hall says, he’s held almost every job in the newspaper industry. With his new position as The Daily Times’ circulation director, Hall plans to use those experiences to help strengthen relationships with customers and engage the public with the paper.

Paul Farrell is retiring this summer after 42 years in the industry. (Photo by Dean Hoffmeyer / Times-Dispatch)
Richmond Times-Dispatch publisher Paul Farrell to retire this summer
Staff | The Times-Dispatch

Paul Farrell, group publisher of Lee Enterprise’s Southeast Region and president and publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, is retiring this summer after 42 years in the newspaper industry.

Bruce Siwy
Daily American editor accepts position with USA Today Network Pa. state capital bureau
Staff | The Daily American

Effective May 30, managing editor Bruce Siwy will become an investigative reporter for the USA Today Network's Pennsylvania state capital bureau.

David Meadows
Jefferson City News Tribune general manager dies unexpectedly
Joe Gamm | Jefferson City News Tribune

David Meadows, general manager of the Jefferson City News Tribune in Missouri died May 11 at the age of 58.

Rockell Brown Burton
Rockell Brown Burton joins the Newhouse School as associate dean of inclusivity, diversity, equity and accessibility

Rockell Brown Burton, an experienced academic leader and accomplished researcher with a passion for cultivating impactful, mutually beneficial relationships, has been named associate dean of inclusivity, diversity, equity and accessibility at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Ron Martin
Ron Martin, former AJC editor and a top USA Today editor, dies at 84
Ty Tagami | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Ron Martin, a former longtime editor of the Atlanta Journal and Atlanta Constitution who oversaw the merger of those newspapers after he edited USA Today, died Saturday, May 14, according to his family.

From left: Katy Murray, newly named president of DallasNews Corporation; Robert W. Decherd, executive chairman; and new CEO Grant Moise. (Juan Figueroa / The Dallas Morning News)
Dallas Morning News parent company elevates Grant Moise to CEO, Katy Murray to president
Paul O'Donnell | The Dallas Morning News

Robert W. Decherd will move into an executive chairman role until his retirement to the board next year.

Jelani Cobb
Jelani Cobb appointed dean of Columbia Journalism School
Lee C. Bollinger | Columbia University in the City of New York

Jelani Cobb has been named dean of Columbia Journalism School, as of August 1, 2022. Professor Cobb is the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism and Director of the Ira A. Lipman Center for Journalism and Civil and Human Rights.

Gage Church
Gage Church is named editor of the Ames Tribune

A veteran Des Moines Register editor, Gage Church, has been named editor of the Ames Tribune.

James Dao has been named the editorial page editor of The Boston Globe. He will lead the Globe's Opinion team, one of the highest profile positions at New England's largest media company.
Zeina Karam, The Associated Press’ current news director for Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, has been named deputy news director for Europe, rounding out the region’s leadership team.
Chris Lykins has been named executive editor of digital content for Southern Newspapers. This newly-created role will help chart digital content direction, create and implement standards across properties and work closely with staff members across SNI's community newspapers, magazines and digital tools.
In a memo to staff on Wednesday, it was announced that Sara Gillesby will lead global video for AP and Josh Hoffner will direct U.S. news coverage.
USA TODAY announced Francesca Chambers, an eight-year veteran covering the White House, will be joining as a White House correspondent starting May 9.
Jeremy Speer, publisher of The Courier in Findlay, The Advertiser-Tribune in Tiffin and Review Times in Fostoria has been promoted to group publisher of Ogden Newspapers’ five papers in northwest Ohio, adding the Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector to the publications he oversees.
Stacker, a news agency offering a newswire that provides data-driven feature content to thousands of news outlets across the country, has appointed Micah Cohen to the newly created role of editor-in-chief. Cohen will oversee Stacker’s growing newsroom, leading content strategy and managing data reporting and editorial.
Former circulation manager for The Sand Mountain Reporter, Jonathan Bottomlee, has jumped back into sales, taking the lead as advertising director.
In her new role, Roxanna Scott will work closely with sports editors across the country on coverage plans, recruiting and staff development.
John Wagner will succeed Rachel Kytonen, who has resigned to become the city administrator for the city of Braham.
Jack Ronald, the former editor and publisher of The Commercial Review in Portland, Indiana, and a member of the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame, has died at age 73.
Cathy Culler Hughes is retiring after 50 years with The Times and Democrat in Orangeburg, South Carolina, 23 of the years as the newspaper’s publisher.
Washington Bureau Chief Anna Johnson announced that U.S. Political Editor Steven Sloan is now deputy Washington bureau chief for U.S. politics and elections for The Associated Press.
Hearst Newspapers has named Patty Michalski senior vice president of content strategy and innovation. The announcement was made by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Newspapers President Jeffrey Johnson.
Cox Enterprises announced that Andrew Davis has joined the company as senior vice president of strategy. In this role, Davis will oversee strategic planning, new business development and the company’s sustainability teams, to ensure the best use of resources for growth and profitability.