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Kodi Foster named vice president of commercial at The Washington Post

The Washington Post has named Kodi Foster vice president of commercial, effective immediately. Foster will lead teams across The Washington Post with a focus on innovation and monetization, including Zeus Technology, emerging technology, advertising product and product marketing. He will report to both the CIO and CRO, bridging technology and revenue. more

Longtime journalist Bill Church will be new executive editor of N&O and Herald-Sun

Bill Church, who started his newspaper career covering high school sports for an Oklahoma weekly and most recently helped oversee 150 newsrooms across the nation, will be the new executive editor of The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) and The Herald-Sun (Durham, North Carolina). more

The Sacramento Bee hires two distinguished journalists to join its editorial board

Our new teammates are both California natives, and they join us this week, at the very moment California voters decide the fate of Gov. Gavin Newsom in this contentious recall election. more

The Robesonian names David Kennard as executive editor

The task of overseeing The Robesonian’s news-gathering operations in Lumberton, North Carolina, has been given to a man with almost 30 years of experience in the newspaper industry. more

Marshall News Messenger welcomes new editor

The Marshall (Texas) News Messenger is welcoming Meredith Shamburger to its staff, as she assumes the role of regional editor. more

Ron Jenkins, 83, former veteran editor of The Gleaner, dies

Ron Jenkins, who served as editor of The Gleaner newspaper in Henderson, Kentucky, for more than 30 years and was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 2007, has died. He was 83. more

Foxhall named Wells Key winner for work against controls on reporters through public information offices

The Society of Professional Journalists honors Kathryn Foxhall with the Wells Memorial Key. This award is the highest honor for an SPJ member and was officially presented Sept. 4 at the President’s Awards Ceremony during the SPJ21 conference. Foxhall was previously informed of her honor over Zoom by friends and colleagues. more

Meet Sara Pequeño, the newest member of the NC Opinion team

The combined editorial boards of The Charlotte Observer and The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) welcome Sara Pequeño to the North Carolina Opinion team. more

American Press Institute hires search firm, begins search for new executive director

Until a new executive director is named, API’s deputy executive director and executive vice president, Jeff Sonderman, and executive vice president and chief of news transformation, Amy Kovac-Ashley, will serve as co-acting leads for the organization. more

Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace named AP executive editor

The Associated Press announced today that AP Assistant Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace has been named the global news agency’s senior vice president and executive editor, effective immediately. more

Sarah Bartlett to step down as Newmark j-school dean

Sarah Bartlett, dean of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, has announced that after two decades at CUNY, she will retire next June following the end of the academic year. By that time, she will have served nearly nine years as dean of the journalism school. more

Nicole Kottmann and Andy Abeyta join The Desert Sun as features editor and photojournalist

The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, California, has gained two new staff members: Nicole Kottmann as features editor and Andy Abeyta as a photojournalist.  more

Reno Gazette Journal names Ed Komenda as its new investigations editor

In his new role with the Reno Gazette Journal, Ed Komenda says he wants to focus on the stories that are not being told. "Whether it’s documenting the housing crisis or holding powerful people accountable or illustrating the human experience in hard times, the goal is always to do journalism with real impact that readers can’t find anywhere else." more

Houston Chronicle Publisher John McKeon announces retirement

Houston Chronicle Publisher John McKeon said Thursday that he will be retiring, capping a more than 40-year career in the newspaper business. McKeon, who has been the Chronicle’s publisher since 2015, will stay on with the company while a search is conducted for his successor. The search is expected to take several months. more

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer business leader Rodney Mahone retiring

In announcing his plans to retire, Rodney Mahone, McClatchy's Georgia market president and corporate vice president of in-market sales across the company’s 30 markets, said: “It’s time to take a break after almost 32 years. Both of our kids are now in college, and my wife and I would like to spend more time with each other and our parents that are in town as well.” more

David Santillan joins L.A. Times Today team as an assistant video editor

David Santillan has joined the Los Angeles Times Today team as an assistant video editor. Santillan most recently worked as an associate producer at KGTV 10News in San Diego. more

McPhaul to retire as CNHI’s No. 2 executive

Steve McPhaul has announced his plan to retire in mid-January as CNHI, LLC executive vice president and chief operating officer, completing two decades of leadership with the community newspaper company. Matthew Gray, CNHI’s general legal counsel, has been appointed to succeed McPhaul as executive vice president. more

Lineup Systems welcomes new North American marketing manager

Keith Diederich has recently joined Lineup Systems as the North American marketing manager. It is a new position for Lineup as the company is focused on growing the North American market. More specifically, the team will market Lineup’s premier solutions Adpoint and Amplio. more

Columnist David Zurawik retires after 32 years

David Zurawik was always on top of things, keeping us informed of good programming and providing a deeply informed perspective on TV’s place in American culture and the country’s political life. more

FAMU names Mira Lowe dean of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication

Mira Lowe, who has been named as the next dean of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication at Florida A&M University, said: “I’m super excited to be joining FAMU, a leading institution of higher learning in the state and a beacon among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) around the country. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to build upon its legacy of scholarship, professional preparation and cultural pride.” more
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