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New staff named for Chowan Herald

Veteran newspaper editor Thadd White has been named group editor of the Chowan Herald and Perquimans Weekly. White will be joined by Managing Editor Leslie Beachboard and a staff of reporters and writers. more

Daily News announces changes in executive, advertising leadership

The Daily News (Bowling Green, Kentucky) recently announced changes within its leadership team, including the naming of Scott Gaines as publisher and the transition of Pipes Gaines to publisher emeritus. more

Jenny Rogers joins Features as lifestyle editor at The Washington Post

Jenny Rogers will oversee a talented and growing Lifestyle team that includes four editors (one in charge of each of its coverage areas — Wellness, Home, Parenting and KidsPost), three reporters, an editorial aide and a vast network of freelance contributors. more

National Newspaper Association mourns the passing of postal guru Max Heath

The death of NNA’s Postal Chair Emeritus Max Heath, Shelbyville, Kentucky, on July 28 set off a period of mourning across the community newspaper industry. more

Louise Story, a top editor at The Wall Street Journal, is leaving

Louise Story, who oversaw digital strategy and technology at The Wall Street Journal, has decided to leave the paper after less than three years. more

Jo Adetunji promoted to editor of The Conversation UK

Jo Adetunji has been promoted to editor of The Conversation UK (TCUK), an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community. In her new role she will be responsible for the strategic priorities and editorial direction of TCUK. more

Observer editor said she joined the paper in awe. By September, she’ll leave that way, too

Sherry Chisenhall, The Charlotte Observer’s editor and president, announced her departure Monday morning, telling her newsroom staff that she is leaving on her own terms and with full confidence in the paper’s mission and continued vitality. more

Mariel Garza promoted to deputy editorial page editor of Los Angeles Times

Mariel Garza is being promoted to deputy editorial page editor and will join The Times’ masthead, effective Aug. 9. more

The Dallas Morning News names Gannett executive Katrice Hardy executive editor

Katrice Hardy has been named executive editor of The Dallas Morning News, effective Aug. 12. Hardy becomes the first female and African American to hold this position, which continues her legacy of breaking both color and gender barriers, which she has done throughout her distinguished career. more

Idaho Statesman hires Kevin Fixler as investigative reporter on accountability team

Kevin Fixler joins the Idaho Statesman as an investigative reporter on the accountability team. He comes from The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, California, where he tracked local government and transportation for more than three years. more

Los Angeles Times names Shani Hilton managing editor for new initiatives

Shani Hilton has been appointed to the newly-created role of managing editor for new initiatives at the Los Angeles Times, effective immediately. She will be responsible for driving the L.A. Times’ efforts to expand its journalism and to foster a newsroom culture of aggressive, organic experimentation with form and approach. more

Katherine Boo, Gail Collins and John Daniszewski elected co-chairs of Pulitzer Prize Board

Katherine Boo, Washington, D.C.-based author and journalist, Gail Collins, opinion columnist for The New York Times, and John Daniszewski, vice president and editor-at-large for standards for The Associated Press, have been elected as co-chairs of the Pulitzer Prize Board. The trio succeeds ProPublica Editor-in-Chief Stephen Engelberg and Simon & Schuster Vice President and Executive Editor Mindy Marqués González, who shared the post during 2020-2021. more

Maria Reeve named executive editor of the Houston Chronicle

Hearst has announced that Maria Reeve, managing editor of the Houston Chronicle, has been named executive editor. Reeve, who will be the first journalist of color to lead the Houston Chronicle newsroom, fills the role vacated by Steve Riley, who announced in March that he will be retiring later this year. more

Robyn Tomlin promoted to McClatchy vice president

The newsroom at The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) and the Durham Herald-Sun will soon have a new leader who will focus solely on the Triangle. Robyn Tomlin, the top editor at The N&O and Herald-Sun, is taking a new job at McClatchy, which owns the papers and 29 others across the country. more

The Hollywood Reporter names Patricia Mays executive editor of news

The Hollywood Reporter announced that Patricia Mays will be joining the company as its executive editor of news, overseeing the digital news strategy of the award-winning publication across the brand, including its recently relaunched website. more

Cox Communications CEO Patrick J. Esser to retire at year end

Cox Communications Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick J. Esser will retire effective December 31, after leading the company for 15 years. Esser will be succeeded by Cox Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Mark Greatrex who will be named president. more

Harry M. Rosenfeld, a key figure in The Post’s Watergate coverage, dies at 91

Harry M. Rosenfeld, who barely escaped the Holocaust as a child in Nazi Germany and who became a key Washington Post editor during its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate break-in and resulting scandal, died July 16 at his home in Slingerlands, New York. He was 91. more

Former Louisville newspaper editor David Hawpe dies

David Hawpe, who rose through the ranks of the Courier Journal to become editor of the Louisville newspaper, which won multiple Pulitzer Prizes on his watch, has died. He was 78. more

Paul Cheung named CEO of Center for Public Integrity

Paul Cheung, a veteran journalist and leading advocate for innovative change in media, has been named chief executive officer of the Center for Public Integrity. He’ll lead one of the nation’s oldest nonprofit investigative news organizations as it builds the leading source of journalism focused on the causes and effects of inequality in America. more

Sam Fisher to retire; Donald Craven to be next leader of Illinois Press Association

IPA Board of Directors Chairman Don Bricker today announced that Sam Fisher is retiring as the organization’s president and CEO, effective Sept. 1. Fisher has been the IPA’s leader since 2017. Bricker also announced that the IPA Board has voted to appoint Donald M. Craven, longtime legal adviser to IPA membership, to be the next president and CEO. more
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