Gannett Co., Inc. has announced that John Zidich, president of domestic publishing and publisher of USA TODAY, will retire after more than 40 years with the company. Zidich's retirement will be effective April 3, 2018.MORE
Melody Brunson, veteran editor of the Washington (Ind.) Times Herald, has been appointed publisher of the newspaper.
Brunson will retain her editor title as well, said Robyn McCloskey, group publisher for the Times Herald's parent company, Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.MORE
Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., has announced the appointment of Greg Maibach to the new role of senior vice president for digital revenue.MORE
Tim Burke, publisher of The Palm Beach Post and the Palm Beach Daily News, has been selected to chair Florida's newspaper trade association.MORE
Josh Hoffner, a longtime news editor and breaking news manager at The Associated Press, has been named the cooperative's news editor for national beats.MORE
Markus Feldenkirchen successfully established ppi Media's new Strategy & Innovation division over the last year; he will now focus increasingly on the North American market and his role as CEO of ppi Media US, Inc.MORE
Paula Froke, a longtime newsroom and customer service leader at The Associated Press, is the new executive director of Associated Press Media Editors and editor of the AP Stylebook.MORE
Sharon Sorg, former publisher of The Meadville (Penn.) Tribune, has been appointed to rejoin the paper in that role again, effective immediately.MORE
Dale Brendel, publisher of the Stillwater (Okla.) News Press, has been appointed by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., to also serve as publisher of the Muskogee Phoenix and the Tahlequah Daily Press.
He will oversee operations of the three dailies, including their news and advertising content in print and online.MORE
Beth and Clay Neely have been named as the new publishers of The Newnan (Ga.) Times-Herald.
The announcement comes as the newspaper, Coweta County's oldest business, celebrates its 152nd birthday.MORE
McClatchy has announced a new regional structure for news and named Robyn Tomlin and Lauren Gustus as regional editors. Tomlin, currently managing editor at The Dallas Morning News, will be based in Raleigh, N.C., and will be responsible for the seven McClatchy newsrooms in the Carolinas. Gustus, currently executive editor of McClatchy's Star-Telegram in Fort Worth, Texas, will be based in Sacramento and will be responsible for McClatchy's five California newsrooms plus The Idaho Statesman in Boise. They will begin in their new roles in February.More
Lisa Chappell, a veteran Texas newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Cleburne Times Review. She replaces Kay Helms, who recently retired.More
H. Brandt Ayers, former publisher of The Anniston Star, resigned his role as chairman of the board of directors of the company that owns the newspaper last Thursday, after a series of allegations against him.
"It is of utmost importance to me that this newspaper continue to serve its role of reporting on matters of concern to the Anniston community and that nothing stand in the way of preserving the newspaper as an independently owned publication serving this community," Ayers wrote. "I feel my resignation at this time is in the best interests of the paper and its mission."
Ayers, known nationwide as one of the few Southern newspapermen who openly supported racial integration in the 1960s, fell from public grace this week after a former reporter, Veronica Pike Kennedy, accused him of spanking her, against her will, in The Star's newsroom in the 1970s. Other women, who have asked that their names not be used, told The Star similar stories of spankings.More