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Kevin Warren named publisher in Natchez, Brookhaven, Prentiss

Kevin Warren has been named publisher of The Natchez (Mississippi) Democrat, Natchez the Magazine, Brookhaven Daily Leader, Brookhaven Magazine, the Prentiss Headlight and related digital and print products.

D-R Media names new publisher of Clermont News Leader

Jim Gouvellis, the former executive editor of the Sun Newspapers in Sarasota and Charlotte counties, has been named publisher of the Clermont News Leader in Lake County.

New market leaders chosen, advertising manager named for three N.C. papers

A trio of Gannett publications tucked into North Carolina’s Piedmont area – The Times-News in Burlington, The Courier-Tribune in Asheboro and The Dispatch in Lexington — recently underwent some leadership changes. 

Publisher in Cartersville, Georgia, to retire after 47 years in newspaper industry

Alan Davis will be retiring at the end of the week after five and a half years in charge of The Daily Tribune News (Cartersville, Georgia) and Chatsworth Times. Group Publisher Jack McNeely will oversee the operations at The Daily Tribune News and its other publications.

John Bridges retiring as Statesman editor; Manny Garcia to step in

John Bridges has announced plans to retire in March from the Austin American-Statesman, and the news organization named a respected industry leader to succeed him. Bridges will leave the Statesman after 32 years; he currently serves as executive editor.

Ray Rivera named executive editor for The Oklahoman

Ray Rivera is leaving his position as managing editor for The Seattle Times to move to Oklahoma City to become executive editor of The Oklahoman. He also will serve as regional editor for the USA TODAY Network’s Sunbelt region, which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico.

McClatchy names executive editor of The Sacramento Bee and regional editor for California papers

In her new role, Colleen McCain Nelson will lead McClatchy's newsroom in Sacramento and oversee all California newsrooms, including The Fresno Bee, The Modesto Bee, The Tribune in San Luis Obispo and the Merced Sun-Star. McCain Nelson was previously McClatchy opinion editor and editorial page editor for The Kansas City Star.

Denver Gazette publisher named Clarity Media president and CEO

Chris Reen, publisher of The Denver Gazette, has been named president and CEO of Denver-based Clarity Media Group, which owns the digital publication.

Funk to retire as News & Eagle publisher

In addition to leading the Enid (Oklahoma) News & Eagle and EnidNews.com, Jeff Funk has been a senior publisher responsible for the Woodward News and Duncan Banner, publications also owned by CNHI.

Bill Barker, who has served since April 2016 as a regional president for Gannett in Florida, as well as the president and publisher of the Naples Daily News and The News-Press in Fort Myers, is stepping down from those roles today. The two newspapers are part of Gannett's USA TODAY Network, which includes hundreds of media properties around the country.
Connie Walters will serve as key legal adviser to Cox Enterprises’ People Solutions organization by providing employment law policy and employee relations subject matter expertise, investigation guidance and recommendations in resolving employee relations issues. 
The University of Florida  has announced that news industry veteran Janet Coats has been named managing director of the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology (CTMT), a multidisciplinary initiative launched to understand the dynamics that have undermined the trustworthiness of content and information disseminated via technology.
Julie Inskeep has retired after nearly 24 years as publisher of The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Editor Sherry Skufca has been named publisher, and a new editor and managing editor also have been appointed.
Hubert Duvall Osteen Jr., chairman of Osteen Publishing Co., died at home Sunday, Dec. 13. He was 84.
Henry Ford will oversee the advertising and marketing division, where he will be responsible for advertising revenue, sales strategy and execution.
With this election, there are now 26 members of the board of directors, elected by the trustees of the Hearst Family Trust.
After more than 33 years with Gannett, Rick Green is taking a buyout offered by the company.
In her new role, Donna Bischoff will oversee national and grocery advertising as well as branded content for Lee Enterprise, including Feast magazine and Brand Avenue Studios.
Kathleen McGrory's stories have exposed previously unreported spikes in the number of child gun deaths, traced the origins of a fatal power-plant accident and exposed tragic mistakes at the Heart Institute at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. That last project, “Heartbroken,” was reported with Neil Bedi. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and was awarded the George Polk Award for local reporting.
Local businesses need our help now more than ever, says Alex Kellner, who has been named sales director of The Courier Journal in Louisville, Kentucky. "So, my plan is to help as many as we can."
Regarding the two appointments, Dispatch Editor Alan Miller said: "Erica has a keen sense for news, and she has demonstrated her ability to report complex topics in human terms and a conversational style. And Katy is a proven leader who is passionate about good journalism, serving the community and reaching new audiences through digital storytelling."
Bill Smith has been named president and director of local sales and marketing for the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and the Culpeper Star-Exponent. He succeeds Dale Lachniet, who has been named vice president finance - corporate controller for Lee Enterprises.
“I’m extremely grateful to the Maui community for letting me tell your stories and to The Maui News for this opportunity,” Colleen Uechi said. “Growing up in Hawaii and working in small communities has taught me the importance of reliable local journalism, and I think it’s something we need now more than ever.”
Dale Lachniet, publisher of the Culpeper Star-Exponent in Virginia, has been promoted to vice president of finance and corporate controller for Lee Enterprises, which owns the newspaper.