Charles Hill Morris Jr. of Swartz-Morris Media, the parent company of the Forsyth County News, has announced Stephanie Woody's appointment as the new publisher of the paper in Cumming, Ga.MORE
AMG/Parade Executive Vice President Tracey Altman has announced the appointment of Craig Ettinger as senior vice president/chief digital officer of the company.MORE
The Associated Press has named Michael Hudson, a veteran journalist who has exposed offshore financial secrecy and the origins of the financial crisis, as its global investigations editor, a new role overseeing AP's team of investigative journalists around the world.MORE
McClatchy has named Scott Manuel as vice president of digital product and technology. In this newly-created position, Manuel will drive digital product management and development at McClatchy. He will be based in Raleigh, N.C., a technology hub for the company.MORE
Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. announced that Robyn McCloskey, publisher of the Kokomo Tribune and the Logansport Pharos-Tribune in Indiana, has been appointed to also serve as publisher of the Tribune-Star in Terre Haute. She succeeds B.J. Riley, who left the Tribune-Star as publisher July 1.MORE
GateHouse Media has named Teresa Hicks as senior group publisher for Southeast Arkansas, which includes the Pine Bluff Commercial, Stuttgart Daily Leader, the Newport Independent, the Arkadelphia Daily Siftings Herald, the Hot Springs Village Voice, the Hope Star, the White Hall Journal, the Heber Springs Sun-Times, the Helena Daily World, the Van Buren County Democrat and the Bastrop News, among others.MORE
Kayla Gagnet Castille has been promoted to senior vice president of content and digital operations for Community Newspaper Holdings, President and CEO Donna Barrett announced.MORE
The Sumter Item has named its first non-family publisher in the newspaper's 123-year history.
William Vincent "Vince" Johnson Jr., former publisher of the Forsyth County News in Cumming, Ga., is the fifth publisher of the locally owned, independent South Carolina newspaper.MORE
R. Michael Fishman, publisher and editor of the Citizen Tribune in Morristown, Tenn., has been nominated to the SNPA Board of Directors.MORE
Neil Brown has been named president of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.
"I am honored to join Poynter, where imagination and integrity have been hallmarks in helping journalists get better at what they do and stay relevant in how they do it," Brown said.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