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SVP and Executive Editor Sally Buzbee announces key changes to AP’s senior news leadership team

In a memo this week to staff, Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Sally Buzbee announced several changes to The Associated Press senior leadership team in News, aimed at keeping AP's news report strong, mission driven and sharp, and aligning more closely with products and technology to drive AP’s overall success.  more

Tricia Johnston named CNHI West Virginia publisher

Tricia Johnston has been promoted to West Virginia publisher of the Times West Virginian in Fairmont, The Register-Herald in Beckley and the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. more

Times Media Group acquiring Tucson Local Media

Steve Strickbine, publisher and president of the Tempe-based Times Media Group, on Tuesday announced he is acquiring Tucson Local Media from Thirteenth Street Media.  more

AP to cover U.S. water issues with Walton Family Foundation grant

The Associated Press and the Walton Family Foundation have announced the creation of a new reporting team that will cover water issues in the U.S. This collaboration will allow the news agency to produce additional comprehensive, all-formats journalism around water use, rights, quality and safety, as well as food production, dams, flooding and natural habits. more

Sell it now: Upcoming appreciation events

Over a year in a pandemic, showing gratitude and support for those who make a difference in our communities and lives has never been more important. Find valuable recognition content and ideas to secure sponsors and advertisers — and strengthen community connections — for upcoming events in May. more

Christy Johnson is named managing editor of three Alabama newspapers

Christy Johnson  has been named managing editor of The Greenville Advocate, The Luverne Journal and The Lowndes Signal, three Alabama newspapers owned by Boone Newspapers, Inc. more

Minneapolis Star Tribune names Courtnay Kim to lead business news coverage

Courtnay Kim, a 20-year veteran of the Minneapolis  Star Tribune newsroom, has been named assistant managing editor of business news, taking leadership of coverage of the Minnesota business community digitally and in print. She is the first woman of color to be appointed to the role at the Star Tribune. more

2 Florida businessmen may try to buy Orlando Sentinel to head off hedge fund

In an attempt to prevent the Orlando Sentinel from being sold to hedge fund Alden Global Capital, two Florida businessmen have said they’re interested in buying the 145-year-old Orlando newspaper to keep it in local hands. more

Legislators examine proposed sale of Courant parent Tribune Publishing to Alden Capital

The impending takeover of the Hartford Courant by a cost-cutting hedge fund, Alden Global Capital, was decried in testimony Thursday before a legislative committee weighing an unusual bill that would give the state a role in the newspaper’s finances, the non-profit Connecticut Mirror reported yesterday. more

Paul Smith, noted figure in Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's history, dies at 76

Paul Smith, who was instrumental in the Arkansas Democrat's winning a David-and-Goliath battle against the Gannett Co. Inc. and its Arkansas Gazette in 1991, died Tuesday of cancer. more

Create, sell and profit with some of the latest images, layouts and ideas from Metro Creative Graphics

Grow home-related advertising sales leading into spring, as readers continue to invest in their nests. more

AP becomes exclusive worldwide distributor of USTA’s US Open, select professional tennis images

A commercial agreement between United States Tennis Association and The Associated Press, which runs through 2022, will see the library of USTA-owned photos from a number of American professional tennis events — namely the US Open, US Open Series tournaments and U.S. Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup — made available for editorial use via the news agency’s commercial photo platform, AP Images. more

Gannett to sell ads on Snapchat to local businesses in digital marketing collaboration

Gannett’s LOCALiQ division, which provides digital marketing services, will offer Snap ads to its more than 100,000 small business clients. more

Hunter Publishing of Madison, South Dakota, joins Wick Communications

The Madison (South Dakota) Leader, which has been published by the Hunter family for 75 years, has been sold to Wick Communications, a third-generation family-owned and operated media company based in Sierra Vista, Arizona. more

David Adlerstein named editor of The Star in Florida

A veteran reporter who has steered the Apalachicola Times in Florida for the past two decades will be expanding those duties to take the helm at a second weekly paper, The Star. more

AP names Anna Jo Bratton to post of U.S. enterprise editor

The Associated Press has named Anna Jo Bratton as U.S. enterprise editor on the news cooperative’s Global Enterprise Team, where she will work with colleagues across the United States to produce high-impact journalism for the country and for international audiences. more

Tribune Publishing to be acquired by Alden Global Capital

Tribune Publishing Company and affiliates of Alden Global Capital have announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Alden will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Tribune common stock not currently owned by Alden for $17.25 per share in cash. Alden currently owns 11,554,306 shares of Tribune common stock, representing 31.6% of the company's outstanding shares. more

Coming Thursday —
Embedded: The Capital Gazette

In a new four-part series coming this Thursday from NPR, Embedded listeners will get to know the surviving staff of The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. A gunman murdered five people there in June 2018. NPR Producer Chris Benderev spent more than two years following them through trauma and triumphs. more

AP names Justin Myers as data editor

“Justin’s proven ability to manage complex data-driven projects and turn editorial ambition into technical and journalistic achievement is what AP needs to push its data journalism forward,” says Troy Thibodeaux, the AP’s data science and news applications editor. more

Daisy Veerasingham named AP chief operating officer

With this new appointment, Daisy Veerasingham will have responsibility for all AP departments. This includes the company’s news, business and technology operations, all of which will report jointly to her and President and CEO Gary Pruitt. more
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