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Gannett Co., Inc. has announced that veteran journalist and news executive Terence Samuel will join Gannett and lead USA TODAY’s award-winning newsroom as editor in chief, effective July 10.
The News/Media Alliance, a nonprofit trade association representing approximately 2,000 print and digital news and magazine media companies in the United States and Canada, has selected Danielle Coffey as its new president and chief executive officer.
Mark Greenblatt, an award-winning investigative journalist for Scripps News, will take over as executive editor of the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
In a memo to staff, Global Business Editor Noreen Gillespie announced that Taiwo Adebayo will join AP to cover the intersection of climate and business in Africa.
On Wednesday, May 25, James Don “JD” Swartz passed away peacefully at Franklin Woods Hospital. He was born August 5, 1935, to Don and Maude Jane Barnett Swartz. He lived a beautiful life of 87 years.
William Cotter has been named as the new president of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association. He will oversee operations of PNA, MANSI Media and the PNA Foundation.
Cronkite School faculty member Karen Bordeleau has been inducted into the Rhode Island Journalism Hall of Fame in recognition of a career that has spanned more than four decades and six New England states, particularly benefiting the journalism profession in her native “Ocean State.”
Michael A. Anastasi, vice president of The Tennessean and USA TODAY South Region editor, was promoted this week to lead a new nationwide Gannett effort to transform the growth trajectory for hundreds of local newspapers.
Scott Embry has joined Adams Publishing Group and The Greeneville (Tennessee) Sun as regional advertising director.
Alex Barta was announced as the new chief executive officer of Mullen Newspaper Company on May 17.
The change is part of Gannett's recently launched Center for Community Journalism structure.
Tom Philp will rejoin The Bee Editorial Board as a columnist and editorial writer on May 22.
Belinda Mills has been named southwest regional group publisher for the Osteen Media Group. She will oversee all aspects of OMG’s New Mexico holdings, including the Bulletin and Desert Exposure, as well as future expansion efforts.
Wick Communications veteran Ken Harty has been named publisher of The Daily Iberian in New Iberia, Louisiana. He succeeds Michael Messerly. 
Dr. Angela Jerome, communication professor, has been named the assistant director of the newly merged School of Media & Communication in the Potter College of Arts & Letters (PCAL) at Western Kentucky University.
Paul Gaier has joined Adams Publishing Group as its new regional president for Northern Wisconsin, working with newspapers in Eau Claire, Rice Lake, Spooner, Ashland, Sawyer County and Price County.
The Gazette and affiliated APG publications across southern Wisconsin have implemented a staffing reorganization that will help ensure readers get the best local news coverage.
The Detroit Free Press has announced the appointment of Nicole Avery Nichols as executive editor.  A seasoned journalist and media executive with more than three decades of newsroom experience, Nichols most recently served as editor in chief at Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization focused on education in America.
USA TODAY editor-in-chief Nicole Carroll has joined the ASU Media Enterprise as executive director of a new initiative focused on reimagining local journalism.
Joining the board as a new director is Maha Abouelenein, CEO and founder of strategic communications consulting firm Digital and Savvy.
Natalie Acra has been promoted from general manager to publisher of the Daily News in Greensburg, Indiana.
In a memo to staff on April 24, News Director for Latin America and the Caribbean Eduardo Castillo announced that Natacha Pisarenko will oversee all news coverage in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Ray King, retail sales manager at The Daily News (in Houghton, Michigan) , has been named the newspaper’s new publisher.
The Daily Press (in Escanaba, Michigan) is officially under new leadership. Sarah Maki, who has served as an advertising professional with the paper for 14 years, has been selected to take the helm as the Daily Press’ newest publisher.