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A longtime employee of NBC News died Thursday after testing positive for the coronavirus, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said in an email to staff members. Larry Edgeworth, who had been working in an equipment room at NBC News' 30 Rockefeller Plaza … more
The Bucks County Courier Times announced Tuesday that General Manager Brad Bailey will be leaving the company April 3. Executive Editor Shane Fitzgerald is assuming leadership of the Bucks County Courier Times. Fitzgerald joined the Courier Times as … more
Susie Blann, who has helped lead video coverage through Europe and Africa, has been named by The Associated Press as its United Kingdom and Ireland news director and special events editor. The announcement was made Thursday by Anna Johnson, the … more
In a memo to staff on Thursday, Managing Editor Brian Carovillano announced that International Investigations Editor Ron Nixon has been promoted to global investigations editor: It gives me great pleasure to announce to you today the promotion of a … more
OnlineAthens.com and the Athens Banner-Herald recently announced general manager Kevin Clark will depart the company on April 3. Caitlyn Stroh-Page is assuming leadership of the newspaper and its digital assets with Clark’s departure.Read more more
This week, The Register-Guard announced Publisher Shanna Cannon will be leaving the company in early April. Executive Editor Alison Bath is assuming leadership of The Register-Guard. Bath joined The Register-Guard in 2018, coming from The Yakima … more
StarNews executive editor Pam Sander was named one of Gannett’s 12 regional editors on Wednesday, and she will now oversee newsrooms across five Southeast states. Sander formerly served as the Southeast editor for GateHouse and was named the … more
The award-winning executive editor of South Carolina’s Greenville News will become the first African American and the first woman to serve as executive editor of The Indianapolis Star, parent company Gannett announced Wednesday. Katrice Hardy, who … more
Jana Collier on Monday was named publisher of Cox Enterprises’ three Ohio newspapers-the Dayton Daily News, the Springfield News-Sun and the Journal-News of Butler County. Collier has most recently served as interim executive editor and operations … more
Paul Byrne, a seasoned broadcast journalist at The Associated Press who has directed reporting on civil unrest, economic instability and other major stories in Latin America, is taking on an expanded regional role. Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, … more
The Texas Tribune, a digital news platform founded in 2009, has hired Stacy-Marie Ishmael, a digitally savvy journalist, as its new editorial director, The Tribune’s chief executive said on Friday. Ms. Ishmael, 35, a veteran of The Financial … more
The San Antonio Express-News has a new publisher—a veteran media executive with a strong background in developing digital audiences. Mark Medici joined Hearst, the paper’s parent company, in 2018 and has served as president of the Houston … more
Journalist and author Bob Andelman, a longtime presence in St. Petersburg media, died Monday after a short battle with a rare form of cancer. He was 59. A former music and culture writer for the Tampa Bay Times (when it was called the St. … more
After serving in Methodist churches as a minister, Roy Larson served the public as a journalist who investigated the powerful for the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Reporter. Mr. Larson, who was living at the Monarch Landing senior community in … more
ProPublica and The Texas Tribune announced today five additional hires for the news organizations’ jointly operated investigative reporting unit. Kiah Collier, Vianna Davila, Lomi Kriel, Jeremy Schwartz and Perla Trevizo are joining as reporters. … more
Industry-leading email marketing company, Site Impact has appointed Jennifer Gressman as President, marking the first time in 10 years a woman is behind the wheel of the company in a C-Level role. Gressman will join Vinu Nagapoollay (Chief … more
Bob Petty was one of the first African American on-air personalities at WLS-Ch. 7, where he spent more than 30 years as a reporter and news anchor. “He was really a good reporter. I admired his astuteness. And he was always a gentleman,” said … more
A half-century before President Barack Obama ordered a restoration of full diplomatic relations with Cuba in 2014, Jean Daniel, a French journalist on a secret mission to Havana in the autumn of 1963, delivered a proposal by President John F. … more
Two top executives at newspaper publisher Tribune are stepping down as the company deals with its largest shareholder, a hedge fund known for cutting newsroom jobs, and grapples with a decline in revenue as the print-ad business shrinks. The … more
Veteran court reporter, celebrated author and biting newspaper columnist Christie Blatchford, whose vivid prose championed cops, kids and soldiers while challenging corruption and hashtag social mores, has died. She was 68. Blatchford had been … more
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