McClatchy names new opinion editor for four S.C. newspapers


Trudi Gilfillian is the new opinion editor for four McClatchy newspapers in South Carolina: The State (Columbia), The Beaufort Gazette, The Island Packet (Hilton Head) and The Sun News (Myrtle Beach).

Gilfillian is a reporter, editor, columnist and college media adviser who has worked for newspapers in Texas and New Jersey.

In a column introducing herself to readers, Gilfillian wrote:  "I have long believed editorial pages are prime real estate in the journalism world. Here, we can urge you and your elected leaders to act, encourage our neighbors to pay attention to the world around them and get beyond our personal bubbles."

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