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Deadly truth: Here's why the El Paso Times published this image of COVID-19's fatal toll

The photo with this story was the only photo captured at the El Paso morgue on the morning of Nov. 9 by El Paso Times visual journalist Briana Sanchez that the newspaper saw fit to publish last week, wrote Editor Tim Archuleta in a column published in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. more

Longtime editors retire from The Pueblo Chieftain

Steve Henson, who has served as editor of The Pueblo (Colorado) Chieftain since June 2018, and Karen Vigil, a reporter and member of the paper's editorial board, retired Monday, Nov. 30. more

New reporters join The News to help tell Greenville's story

Steve Bruss, executive editor, said The Greenville News now has 11 full-time reporters in Greenville covering the community. "If you include our newsrooms in Anderson and Spartanburg, across news and sports we have more than 30 reporters and photojournalists covering our corner of South Carolina." more

Opinion: Missourians deserve open government

An opinion column published yesterday in The Missouri Times is calling on the state legislature to ensure open and transparent government by enabling Missourians to join hearings virtually. "The legislature is not exempt from needing to change with the times and the reality of the pandemic," the column states. more

Scripps Howard Awards to accept entries for 2020 journalism starting Dec. 1

With an aim to recognize more impactful local reporting, a new subcategory is being introduced this year within the Investigative Reporting category this year: Investigative Journalism Local/Regional, honoring news organizations that address a region- or market-specific issue. more

Del Rio News-Herald publishes final edition

“Retiring the Del Rio News-Herald this week is an incredibly difficult decision, one made only after long and deep consideration,” said Leonard Woolsey, president of Southern Newspapers Inc., which owns the News-Herald. “Del Rio is an essential and vibrant community in both Texas' past and future.” more

Sacramento Bee executive Lauren Gustus to become Salt Lake Tribune editor

Lauren Gustus becomes the third woman to oversee news gathering at The Salt Lake Tribune in the newspaper’s 150-year history. She will hold the title of executive editor and report directly to the board. more

Gannett announces refinancing of approximately $500 million of debt

Gannett Co., Inc. has refinanced approximately $500 million of its 11.5% term loan, maturing in 2024, with 6.0% convertible notes due in 2027. The refinancing reduces the outstanding term loan to $1.118 billion. more

Farley stepping down as Citizens' Voice president, publisher

Don Farley, president and publisher of Times-Shamrock Communications, has announced plans to leave at the end of December after a career with stops in every division of the Scranton, Pennsylvania-based company that publishes The Citizens’ Voice, The Times-Tribune in Scranton, The Standard-Speaker in Hazleton and the Republican Herald in Pottsville. more

AAM study looks at the value top marketers and media buyers place on audited media

"At a time when there is so much uncertainty, audits provide a level of fundamental control with third-party assurance and transparency," a new report from the Alliance for Audited Media says. "Audits build trust, and trust makes a difference for buyers and sellers alike." more

Boone Newspapers' affiliate to acquire Lake Charles American Press and Southwest Daily News

Shearman Company, LLC has entered into a preliminary agreement to sell the assets of two Louisiana newspapers — the American Press in Lake Charles and Southwest Daily News in Sulphur — to Carpenter Newsmedia, an affiliate of Boone Newspapers. more

N.C. newspaper receives support from America's Newspapers in lawsuit filed against local sheriff

America's Newspapers has awarded a $5,000 grant to The News Reporter in Whiteville, North Carolina, from its Open Government Litigation Fund to assist the newspaper in a lawsuit filed against the sheriff of Columbus County for withholding incident reports. more

Doug Skaff Jr. named HD Media president

Following the retirement of Jim Heady, HD Media has appointed Doug Skaff president of HD Media and Lee Wolverton as vice president of news. more

Longtime Ardmoreite publisher announces retirement

Kim Benedict has announced her intention to retire from her position as Gannett senior group publisher for The Ardmoreite, the Shawnee News-Star and the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise — all in Oklahoma. more

Kelly Dyer Fry to retire as editor, publisher of The Oklahoman

Kelly Dyer Fry will retire as editor and publisher of The Oklahoman at the end of the year. She has been with The Oklahoman for 26 years and has served in a variety of roles. In addition to her local duties, she serves as a regional editor for Gannett. more

Gabriel Escobar promoted to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s top newsroom job

Gabriel Escobar, who was born in Colombia, will be one of the highest-ranking Latinos at a U.S. news organization. He’ll lead the staff of roughly 210 reporters, photojournalists, editors, designers and producers as the company navigates a turbulent year and an uncertain financial future. more

Chris Spangler leaving Daily Union after 42 1/2 years

Next Friday, Managing Editor Christine Spangler is leaving the Daily Jefferson County Union in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. APG Media of Southern Wisconsin is expanding the role of Scott Peterson, managing editor of the Watertown Daily Times, to oversee newsroom operations in both Watertown and Fort Atkinson. more

Hearst announces new office facility for San Antonio Express-News

In addition to relocating its offices in the first quarter of 2021, the San Antonio Express-News has announced plans to increase newsroom staffing by 10% next year. more

Kansas City Star to move from downtown building, shift printing operations

By the end of 2021, the Kansas City Star will move from its downtown building. The McClatchy paper recently sold the  building to Ambassador Hospitality, LLC and has entered into a lease-back agreement, while it looks for new, smaller office space. more

Paul Pham named GM at South Florida Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel

The interim role that Paul Pham was appointed to with the South Florida Sun Sentinel and Orlando Sentinel after Publisher Nancy Meyer left the papers last month has now become permanent. more
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