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


Last fall’s merger of Gannett and GateHouse brought together news operations in Indianapolis, Bloomington, Evansville, South Bend and multiple other communities across the state of 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. McCarter will work with all of the news operations in the southern half of Indiana. Achkar will take on added oversight of Gannett-owned properties in the northern half of the state.

In addition to the Evansville publication, McCarter will work with editors and reporters in Bloomington, Spencer, Martinsville, Paoli, French Lick and Bedford, Indiana, as well as Henderson and Union County, Kentucky. Achkar will continue to oversee South Bend, and will now work with staff in Lafayette, Muncie and Richmond.

Two additional changes also were announced:

  • Stephen Crane, who has led the Martinsville Reporter-Times and Mooresville-Decatur Times since 2017, will now lead the Bloomington Herald-Times newsroom.
  • Miles Flynn, a longtime reporter at the Springs Valley Herald and Paoli News-Republican and editor of both publications since 2015, will lead the Bedford Times-Mail newsroom.

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