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Pamela Stricker has been named publisher of The Lima News.
Sharon Ryan, publisher of the San Jose Mercury News and its sister Bay Area News Group publications, has been named to oversee all 31 daily and 40 weekly publications in California operated by Digital First Media.
The McClatchy Company named veteran newspaper and advertising executive Roy W. Heatherly as president and publisher of The Wichita Eagle in Kansas.
Jim Hopson will serve as interim publisher of The Columbus Dispatch.
Steve Rossi, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed CEO of Digital First Media.
Bob Shelton has been promoted to the position of production director of The News-Gazette, Inc. (Champaign, Ill.).
GateHouse announced that it has named Michael Distelhorst, now publisher of West Texas Community Newspapers, to take a similar role as group publisher of the three daily Eastern North Carolina papers.
After 16 years of leading The Columbus Dispatch newsroom, Benjamin J. Marrison is stepping down as editor.
The Frederick News-Post named veteran journalist and former Washington Post ombudsman Patrick B. Pexton as top editor.
NOLA Media Group and Alabama Media Group will become part of a new regional media company across Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi that will accelerate its audience and revenue growth in the region.
Janine Gibson, a former senior editor at The Guardian will join BuzzFeed as the editor in chief of its British operation.
GateHouse Media LLC announced that Jason Taylor has been named president and publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and president of the company’s western U.S. publishing operations.