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Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication names next dean

Following a national search, Catherine Staub has been named as the next dean of the Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Des Moines, Iowa.

Longtime state government reporter Jack Brammer retiring

Longtime state government reporter Jack Brammer, who has covered 10 Kentucky governors, is retiring at the end of the year.

Adams Publishing Group names new regional executive editor

Jim Ferolie has been named regional executive editor of APG Media of Southern Wisconsin. The position was most recently staffed by Sid Schwartz, who retired in April.

Wick Communications names Scott Green as production manager

Francis Wick, CEO, has announced that Scott Green has returned to Wick Communications as Wick production manager. Green also will serve as lead pressman at the Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald.

Robyn McCloskey to lead The Herald Bulletin

Veteran newspaper executive Robyn McCloskey will be the new publisher of The Herald Bulletin in Anderson, Indiana, replacing Beverly Joyce, who is departing for another career opportunity.

Publisher Jim Perry retires after 45 years of industry service

Jim Perry, publisher of the Harrison (Arkansas) Daily Times, Newton County Times in Jasper, The Baxter Bulletin in Mountain Home, and the West Plains Quill in Missouri, retired on Nov. 1 after devoting 45 years of his life to the newspaper industry.

The Shreveport Times welcomes Meredith G. White and Kendrick Dante to the newsroom

The Shreveport (Louisiana) Times welcomed two new reporters last week who are bringing life and politics to the Shreveport-Bossier area.

Staff promotions include addition of news editor in Franklin, Indiana

The Daily Journal in Franklin, Indiana, has announced two staff changes. Editor James Vaughn has promoted news reporter Leeann Doerflein to news editor and long-time reporter Ryan Trares to senior reporter and columnist.

Angela Sammons tapped to be new Idaho Press ad director

“I am extremely excited to work with Angela in this role and have complete confidence in her ability to lead our ad team,” Idaho Press Publisher Matt Davison said.

Bianca Moorman, who has been hired to cover education for the Savannah (Georgia) Morning News, says: "This beat holds a special place in my heart. I am a first-generation college student, raised by a single mom. So, education has been important to me."
Hugh Morton Distinguished Professor Heidi Hennink-Kaminski, current senior associate dean for graduate studies in the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, will become the school’s interim dean on Jan. 1, 2022.
Rapid City (South Dakota) Journal President/Regional Publisher Bill Masterson has been named the vice president of operations in the audience development division of Lee Enterprises, the Journal's parent company.
Todd Bailey, editor of the Hobbs (New Mexico) News-Sun, died Sunday of cancer. He was 49.
Ismail Turay Jr., a news veteran of two decades, is returning to the Springfield (Ohio) News-Sun as its editor.
Cox Enterprises has hired Erin Mitchell Richeson as the vice president of inclusion and diversity (I&D), effective Oct. 29.
Robert "Bob" Gabordi, father, husband, journalist, editor, perpetually optimistic Mets fan and friend, died Thursday morning.  He was 65.
The powerful chief editor of Germany’s best-selling newspaper has been removed from his post following revelations of misconduct, publishing company Axel Springer SE said Monday.
Todd Benz has been named general manager of The Lima (Ohio) News. He succeeds Kirk Dougal, the publisher of the newspaper and a regional vice president for AIM Media Midwest since June 2019.
A key editor for The Dallas Morning News is leaving the newspaper to lead a growing public charter school network.
Award-winning Colorado journalist David Migoya is joining The Denver Gazette’s growing team as a senior investigative reporter.
Veteran journalist Jill Nevels-Haun comes to Georgia after three years leading the newsrooms of the Amarillo Globe-News and the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal in Texas.
Lauren Walck, the new executive editor of the Bradenton (Florida) Herald, joins the staff from the Sun Herald newspaper on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Both newspapers are owned by McClatchy.
Column is excited to welcome Bill Barker as its latest adviser. He has led a storied career in the news industry, most recently serving as the regional president of Gannett in Florida as well as the president and publisher of the Naples Daily News and The News-Press.
Executive Editor Julie Pace announced that Ian Phillips, vice president for international news, will take on a new assignment focused on journalist safety.