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Rana Cash named executive editor of The Charlotte Observer

McClatchy today announced the appointment of Rana Cash as executive editor of The Charlotte Observer in North Carolina. Cash will lead editorial and digital strategy and manage the Observer’s talented team of journalists. She also will be part of McClatchy’s News Leadership Team. She will begin her new role on Oct. 1. more

News Media Alliance promotes Danielle Coffey to executive vice president and general counsel

The News Media Alliance has promoted Danielle Coffey to executive vice president and general counsel. In addition to leading the organization’s advocacy and strategy around ensuring a digital future for journalism, Coffey will oversee government affairs and policy matters that reflect the news publishers’ core mission of a flourishing, free and independent press. more

New leadership at the Rocket Miner

Adams Publishing Group has announced the hire of the new general sales manager Lloyd White and managing editor Tyler Johnson to the Rocket Miner Newspaper in Sweetwater County (Wyoming). more

Nate Rackiewicz joins Gannett as chief data officer

Gannett Co., Inc. has announced that Nate Rackiewicz is joining the company as chief data officer, a newly-created role overseeing the company’s vision, strategy and execution of data, analytics and science across all business units. more

'Wise and visionary': Retired Tallahassee Democrat publisher Carrol Dadisman dies at 87

Carrol Dadisman was a journalist to the very end. The former publisher of the Tallahassee Democrat, whose community involvement extended well beyond his years at the helm of Florida’s capital newspaper, died from cancer Thursday at his home.  more

Sara Libby to join The Chronicle as politics editor

Sara Libby is joining The Chronicle as the politics editor, overseeing coverage from the Bay Area, Sacramento and Washington, D.C. more

Troy Thibodeaux named director of digital news for The Associated Press

Deputy Managing Editor Amanda Barrett today announced a key appointment: Troy Thibodeaux, who has led AP’s data journalism since 2013, is now director of digital news. more

New editor named for Franklin News-Post, Laker magazine

Aila Boyd has been named editor of The Franklin News-Post (Rocky Mount, Virginia) and Laker magazine. more

The Washington Post names deputy climate and environment editor

Juliet Eilperin has been named deputy climate and environment editor for The Washington Post. In her new role, Eilperin will oversee coverage of the struggle to manage a changing climate, with a special focus on efforts — in Washington and around the world — to transform our fossil fuel-dependent economy and rein in greenhouse gas emissions. more

New Boomerang editor no stranger to Wyoming journalism

The Laramie Boomerang and Rawlins Times welcomes Greg Johnson, a veteran Wyoming journalist, as managing editor for the publications. more

Jack Robb named The Meridian Star publisher

Jack Robb, an accomplished newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of The Meridian Star in Mississippi. more

Hussman School Dean Susan King says this is her last year in the position

Susan King, dean of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media, will step down this year, according to an email she sent to faculty Tuesday. King has been the dean of the journalism school since Jan. 1, 2012. She said she plans to return as a tenured faculty member after a leave. more

Gannett taps 'accidental disruptor' Renn Turiano to boost subscriptions

Gannett is aiming to attract 10 million subscribers to its local news content across the U.S. and U.K. within the next five years, and Renn Turiano has been charged as the person to do it. more

Melissa Hellmann, Amy DiPierro and Sophie Austin join Public Integrity staff

Three journalists will join the staff of the Center for Public Integrity this fall and contribute to the nonprofit news organization’s investigative reporting on the causes and effects of inequality in the United States. more

Kelsey Conway joins The Enquirer as Cincinnati Bengals beat reporter

The Cincinnati Enquirer has announced that Kelsey Conway will be the beat reporter covering the Cincinnati Bengals. Conway, entering her eighth season covering the National Football League, is returning to Cincinnati after previously working for the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens. more

Misty Castile named editor at The Shreveport Times

Misty Castile has been named the top editor at The Shreveport (Louisiana) Times, replacing Scott Ferrell, who moved to another position with Gannett. more

New sports editor appointed for two Georgia newspapers

Gerald Thomas III has been named as the new sports editor for the Bryan County News (Richmond Hill, Georgia) and the Coastal Courier (Hinesville, Georgia). more

Autumn Phillips named new executive editor of The Post and Courier

Autumn Phillips has been named the new executive editor of The Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), bringing a creative spirit and a wealth of leadership experience to the newsroom’s top job. more

Jeffrey Dorsey appointed chief operating officer of McClatchy

Jeff Dorsey has been named chief operating officer of McClatchy, effective immediately, after serving nine months as the company’s senior vice president of transformation. In this newly-created role, Dorsey’s portfolio will expand to include responsibility for the company’s technology and supply chain, as well as the entirety of its finance operation. These new responsibilities are in addition to his existing oversight of all aspects of McClatchy’s digitally-driven business transformation. more

Shorenstein Center names next executive director

Laura Manley will be joining the Shorenstein Center as its next executive director. She is currently director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs' Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project at Harvard Kennedy School, and is an experienced leader in higher education and non-governmental organizations, with over a decade of experience using data and technology for the health of democratic societies. more
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