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After a national search, the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville will have a new director starting in July, Amy Jo Coffey, a former broadcast journalist who found her calling in higher education.
Press Forward has announced that Dale R. Anglin will serve as the inaugural director of the growing coalition of local and national funders committed to investing more than $500 million to strengthen communities, democracy and local news.
Gannett | USA TODAY Network have announced the addition of Marci Moss as dedicated chief data privacy officer, as they further strengthen their data protection framework. Safeguarding the information entrusted to publications like Gannett by clients, partners, users and employees is more critical than ever, and Moss will be dedicated to prioritizing the importance of data protection, privacy and regulation.
Will Lester, a longtime reporter and editor for The Associated Press who played a critical role in the news organization’s 2000 election-night decision not to call the presidential race, died Wednesday, Feb. 7. He was 71.
CNHI, parent company of The Daily Star in Oneonta, New York, announced Thursday, Feb. 8, that Valerie Secor has been promoted to publisher of the newspaper.
Jane Ashley Pace, Paxton Media Group regional advertising director and publisher of both the Henry County Local and Oldham Era, is now president of the Kentucky Press Association, a newspaper industry trade group established in 1869.
Crystal Miller, publisher of the Albert Lea Tribune and the Austin Daily Herald, was elected president of the Minnesota Newspaper Association during the association’s annual meeting at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park.
Ron Nixon, vice president for news, investigative, enterprise, and grants and partnerships with The Associated Press, has announced that Mary Rajkumar and Jeannie Ohm will co-lead AP's award-winning investigative team and work across the organization to develop and produce in-depth investigative projects.
Jim Falzone, a longtime and highly esteemed employee of the company, has been named publisher of North of Boston Media Group.
John Celestino, regional executive for CNHI newspapers in New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, died Friday, Jan. 26. He was 63.
In this leadership role, Cole McNeely will play a pivotal part in overseeing, managing and leading the strategic direction of the company's audio and video production efforts, as well as driving the productization of content to create and maintain revenue opportunities for the foundation and its for-profit interests within the organization.
Yaritza Vazquez has been named publishing operations manager for Wick Communications, where she will oversee the company’s newspaper design and pagination.
The Wahpeton (North Dakota) Daily News and Richland County News Monitor announce the promotion of longtime reporter Frank Stanko to managing editor of both newspapers.
Eric Larsen, formerly executive editor of the Fort Collins Coloradoan, has become the executive editor of the Indianapolis Star.
The Center Square has announced the addition of Carleen Johnson, a staple of Seattle broadcast journalism, to its Washington state team.
Jeremy Chisenhall says he became a journalist because he loves to write and wants to tell stories that matter to people. Starting next month, he will be in charge of producing such content at The Telegraph in Macon and the Ledger-Enquirer in Columbus.
Leisa Richardson will be joining the Greenville News, Spartanburg Herald-Journal and Anderson Independent Mail as executive editor beginning Feb. 19.
Angela M. Hill, a multi award-winning investigative journalist and producer, has been named the new Ida B. Wells Professor in Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. 
The Democrat & Chronicle has announced that Heather Falkey has been named the general manager in the Rochester, New York, market.
Ron Prince has been named the regional publisher overseeing the Lake Charles, Bogalusa and LaPlace newspapers in Louisiana and the Picayune, Mississippi, publication for Carpenter Media Group.
In this role, Kedzierski will work closely with Executive Editor Joel Christopher to strengthen local connection points with businesses and brands to drive community-based strategies and engagement. He assumes the role effective Feb. 5.
In this role, Regan Apo will work closely with Executive Editor Mike Feeley to strengthen local connections with businesses and brands to drive community-based strategies and engagement. She will begin the new assignment Feb. 5.
In a memo to staff, Climate and Environment News Director Peter Prengaman announced that Dorany Pineda will join The Associated Press to cover the intersection of Latinos, water, climate and environment in the U.S.
Gannett announced the hiring of Jim Fogler to head sales for the company's Florida region, where it operates more than 20 newspapers.