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Whidbey News-Times, South Whidbey Record welcome new publisher

Pacific Northwest native RJ Benner has been named the publisher of the Whidbey News-Times (Oak Harbor, Washington) and the South Whidbey Record.

DallasNews Corporation announces election of Dunia A. Shive as director

DallasNews Corporation has announced that Dunia A. Shive has been elected a director by the company's board of directors. Shive will serve on the board's Compensation and Management Development Committee as well as the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She will stand for re-election at the company's 2022 annual meeting of shareholders.

Laura McFarland chosen as Richmond Suburban News managing editor

Richmond Suburban News has appointed Powhatan Today editor Laura McFarland to managing editor of all of its publications, including The Mechanicsville Local, the Ashland-Hanover Local, The Goochland Gazette and Powhatan Today.

Dr. Chung resigns as department head of journalism and media studies

After 10 years of service, New Mexico State University Professor Dr. Hwiman Chung announced his resignation as the department head of Journalism and Media Studies.

Meet Fortune’s new editor-in-chief

Alyson Shontell, who since 2016 has been editor-in-chief of Business Insider, is taking over editorial leadership of Fortune, effective Oct. 6.

Dawson County News names Julia Fechter as new staff writer

The Dawson County News (Dawsonville, Georgia) has hired Julia Fechter as a staff writer. Her main topics for coverage will be crime and government.

Dispatch Editor Alan Miller to retire this year, take on expanded role at Denison University

After leading The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch newsroom through one of its most challenging transitions, Executive Editor Alan D. Miller announced to the staff on Wednesday that he will retire at the end of this year.

The Washington Post names Shabana Basij-Rasikh a contributor to Global Opinions

Shabana Basij-Rasikh, co-founder and president of the School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA), will write about the ways the Taliban government is reshaping Afghanistan, the new Afghan diaspora, and girls’ education around the world, among other issues.

Goulding, Leible take on editor roles at Sumter Item; Weber joins Studio Sumter

The Sumter (South Carolina) Item welcomed one new person to its newsroom and announced the promotion of two others this month.

The American Press Institute is excited to announce that Letrell Deshan Crittenden will join our team as director of inclusion and audience growth on Monday, Sept. 20.
The Washington Post has named Kodi Foster vice president of commercial, effective immediately. Foster will lead teams across The Washington Post with a focus on innovation and monetization, including Zeus Technology, emerging technology, advertising product and product marketing. He will report to both the CIO and CRO, bridging technology and revenue.
Bill Church, who started his newspaper career covering high school sports for an Oklahoma weekly and most recently helped oversee 150 newsrooms across the nation, will be the new executive editor of The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) and The Herald-Sun (Durham, North Carolina).
Our new teammates are both California natives, and they join us this week, at the very moment California voters decide the fate of Gov. Gavin Newsom in this contentious recall election.
The task of overseeing The Robesonian’s news-gathering operations in Lumberton, North Carolina, has been given to a man with almost 30 years of experience in the newspaper industry.
The Society of Professional Journalists honors Kathryn Foxhall with the Wells Memorial Key. This award is the highest honor for an SPJ member and was officially presented Sept. 4 at the President’s Awards Ceremony during the SPJ21 conference. Foxhall was previously informed of her honor over Zoom by friends and colleagues.
The combined editorial boards of The Charlotte Observer and The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) welcome Sara Pequeño to the North Carolina Opinion team.
Until a new executive director is named, API’s deputy executive director and executive vice president, Jeff Sonderman, and executive vice president and chief of news transformation, Amy Kovac-Ashley, will serve as co-acting leads for the organization.
The Associated Press announced today that AP Assistant Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace has been named the global news agency’s senior vice president and executive editor, effective immediately.
Sarah Bartlett, dean of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, has announced that after two decades at CUNY, she will retire next June following the end of the academic year. By that time, she will have served nearly nine years as dean of the journalism school.
In announcing his plans to retire, Rodney Mahone, McClatchy's Georgia market president and corporate vice president of in-market sales across the company’s 30 markets, said: “It’s time to take a break after almost 32 years. Both of our kids are now in college, and my wife and I would like to spend more time with each other and our parents that are in town as well.”
David Santillan has joined the Los Angeles Times Today team as an assistant video editor. Santillan most recently worked as an associate producer at KGTV 10News in San Diego.
Steve McPhaul has announced his plan to retire in mid-January as CNHI, LLC executive vice president and chief operating officer, completing two decades of leadership with the community newspaper company. Matthew Gray, CNHI’s general legal counsel, has been appointed to succeed McPhaul as executive vice president.
Keith Diederich has recently joined Lineup Systems as the North American marketing manager. It is a new position for Lineup as the company is focused on growing the North American market. More specifically, the team will market Lineup’s premier solutions Adpoint and Amplio.
David Zurawik was always on top of things, keeping us informed of good programming and providing a deeply informed perspective on TV’s place in American culture and the country’s political life.