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Stephanie Pedersen elevated to president and editor of The News Tribune and Washington State regional editor

McClatchy has announced the promotion of Stephanie Pedersen to president and editor of The (Tacoma) News Tribune and Washington State regional editor of McClatchy's four newsrooms comprising The News Tribune, The Olympian, The Bellingham Herald and the Tri-City Herald in Kennewick. Pedersen will also serve as president of The Olympian, and begin in her new role at the end of June when she relocates to Tacoma. more

Lee Enterprises names regional president and director of local sales and marketing in Alabama

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated has announced that Wynn Christian has been named president and director of local sales and marketing for the company’s Alabama region. more

Editor named to lead Gannett’s Pennsylvania network

Shane Fitzgerald, executive editor of the Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, and sub-regional editor for the former GateHouse Atlantic Region, will take on a broader role for the USA Today Network, serving as Gannett’s Pennsylvania editor. more

Former GateHouse Media CEO signs on with polling news startup

Kirk Davis, former GateHouse Media CEO, has joined Nashville-based Power Poll, a nonpartisan survey, news and information company, as executive chairman of the board. The announcement comes as the rapidly expanding Power Poll launches its innovative news and survey product with media partners in Atlanta, Miami and Chicago. more

USA Today Network announces editors for Maryland, Delaware and South Jersey

Mike Feeley, executive editor of The News Journal and Delaware Online, will take on a broader role for the USA Today Network, serving as Gannett’s South Jersey and Delmarva editor. more

Gannett names Eddie Tyner president of Free Press, Michigan.com

Gannett Co. Inc.'s president of sales for the Great Lakes Region will lead the joint business operations of The Detroit (Michigan) News and Detroit Free Press. more

Leadership transition announced for Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Gannett Regional Vice President David Foster is assuming leadership over the advertising sales division of the Spartanburg (South Carolina) Herald-Journal.  Foster currently oversees The Greenville News and Anderson Independent Mail, as well as the publications in Asheville, North Carolina; Montgomery, Alabama; and Hattiesburg and Jackson, Mississippi. more

Lee appoints Tom Wiley publisher of The Buffalo News

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated has announced that Wisconsin State Journal Publisher Tom Wiley has been named president and publisher of The Buffalo (New York) News. He succeeds Warren Colville, who has announced that he will retire. more

Bernie Heller named president and director of local sales and marketing for the Tulsa World

Bernie Heller has been named president and director of local sales and marketing for the Tulsa World in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The appointment is effective immediately. Former Publisher Gloria Fletcher has left the company. more

New executive editor named at The Times Herald-Record

Mary Dolan, a 30-year veteran journalist and newsroom leader with deep roots in New York's Hudson Valley, has been named executive editor of The Times Herald-Record in Middletown, as well as The Poughkeepsie Journal and The Journal News/lohud. more

Caitlan Butler named regional managing editor

Former El Dorado (Arkansas) News-Times staff writer, Caitlan Butler, has been named regional managing editor for the El Dorado News-Times, the Camden News and Magnolia Banner News. more

Two veteran editors to lead Gannett’s news organizations in southern and northern Indiana

This week, Gannett announced  that Michael McCarter, the executive editor of the Evansville Courier & Press, and Alan Achkar, executive editor of the South Bend Tribune, will partner to oversee the operations and editorial functions of most of Gannett’s media sites across the state, outside of Indianapolis. more

New editor takes over The Canton Repository

Rick Armon has been named editor of The Canton (Ohio) Repository. He most recently served as editor of two other Ohio newspapers: The Daily Record in Wooster and the  Ashland Times-Gazette. more

Graham Brink to succeed Tim Nickens as Tampa Bay Times’ editor of editorials

The Tampa Bay Times has named Graham Brink as its next editor of editorials, succeeding Tim Nickens who had previously announced plans to retire at the end of May. more

Long-time Clanton production manager Jimmy Ruff retiring

Jimmy Ruff, long-time production manager of The Clanton (Alabama) Advertiser, has retired. His last day was April 30. more

H. Brandt Ayers, former publisher of The Anniston Star, dead at 85

H. Brandt "Brandy" Ayers, the small-town publisher who turned The Anniston Star into a voice for integration in the 1960s, died Sunday, May 3, friends and family members say. He was 85.  more

Audrey Harvin named executive editor of three South Jersey papers

Audrey Harvin, managing editor of the Burlington County Times in Willingboro, New Jersey, has been named executive editor of the paper, as well as the Courier Post in Cherry Hill and the Daily Journal in Vineland. more

Sherry Jones named executive editor for Gannett’s eastern NC newsrooms

Veteran journalist Sherry Jones has been named executive editor for Gannett’s eastern region of North Carolina, overseeing the Wilmington StarNews, the Fayetteville Observer, the Jacksonville Daily News, the New Bern Sun Journal and the Kinston Free Press. more

Worcester editor to oversee three additional papers

The top editor for the Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, Massachusetts, has been promoted to also oversee the newspaper's sister outlets in Framingham, Milford and Gardner. more

Palka named Times-Union market leader; Offill announces his departure

Mary Kelli Palka, editor of The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, has also been named the paper’s market leader after Group Publisher Bill Offill announced his departure, effective May 5. more
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