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The News Media Alliance has elected Antoinette “Toni” Bush, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Government Affairs at News Corp, as its Chair of the Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 term. Bush, who previously served as Treasurer, … more
Gannett Co. Inc.'s president of sales for the Great Lakes Region will lead the joint business operations of The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, the media publisher said Thursday. Eddie Tyner, 49, was named president of the Free Press and … more
Mike Feeley, executive editor of The News Journal and Delaware Online, will take on a broader role for the USA Today Network, serving as Gannett’s South Jersey and Delmarva editor. In his expanded role, Feeley will continue as executive editor in … more
Gannett Regional Vice President David Foster is assuming leadership over the advertising sales division of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Foster currently oversees the Greenville News and Anderson Independent Mail, as well as the publications in … more
The Washington Post today announced Leana S. Wen will join the Opinions section as a contributing columnist effective immediately, adding an experienced voice on a range of public health and health policy topics. "Dr. Wen combines a broad and deep … more
The Board of Directors of the Institute for Nonprofit News is pleased to announce that veteran journalist Ron Nixon has joined as a director. Nixon is global investigations editor for The Associated Press, leading AP investigative teams around the … more
Ron Harrist, who covered Elvis Presley, black separatists, white supremacists and college football legends during his 41 years as a reporter and editor in Mississippi for The Associated Press, died of complications from leukemia at his home in … more
A veteran industry executive has been named project director of a renewed effort to champion the importance of community newspapers across North America and to celebrate the vital contributions of press associations they represent. Tom Silvestri, … more
Two veteran editors will lead Gannett’s news organizations in southern and northern Indiana, bringing together a powerhouse of journalists that collectively make up the state’s largest newsgathering operation. Last fall’s merger of Gannett and … more
Terry Larimer, the former Morning Call sportswriter, columnist and editor best known for his coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles, Lehigh University football and wrestling and Lehigh Valley sports, died on Tuesday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Allentown. … more
The Tampa Bay Times on Wednesday named Graham Brink its next editor of editorials, succeeding Tim Nickens who had previously announced plans to retire at the end of May. Brink, 49, will take over the Times’ opinion journalism on June 1, … more
A 43-year journalism career ended Tuesday when Jack Kramer died after a year-long battle with cancer. Kramer worked for nearly two decades at the New Haven Register, leaving as the executive editor when it was owned by the Journal Register Co. … more
H. Brandt "Brandy" Ayers, the small-town publisher who turned The Anniston Star into a voice for integration in the 1960s, died Sunday, friends and family members say. He was 85. “For all of my life, he was at the head of a good small newspaper, a … more
Jimmy Ruff, left, stands in The Selma-News Journal pressroom with publisher Shelton Prince in this photo from the late 1970s. (FILE) In what seems like an end to an era for those at The Clanton Advertiser, long-time production manager Jimmy Ruff … more
A veteran reporter and editor began work as editor of the Canton Repository and CantonRep.com Monday. Rick Armon, 52, most recently served as editor of The Daily Record in Wooster and Ashland Times-Gazette since September when he was promoted from a … more
Journal Inquirer Publisher Elizabeth S. Ellis died Monday at 92 after a 53-year career at the newspaper during which she was a rarity in American journalism—a woman in charge. In 1967, a year after the death from leukemia of their teen-age son, … more
News Corp announced today the appointment of Almar Latour as the new Chief Executive Officer of Dow Jones and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Latour, who is currently Publisher for Barron’s Group and Executive Vice President at Dow … more
BuzzFeed Founder and CEO Jonah Peretti announced today that Mark Schoofs will be the new Editor-in-Chief of BuzzFeed News. Schoofs, who is currently a visiting professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, will oversee a … more
Ray Prince was a 61-year industry veteran, consultant, and advisor who dedicated his career to helping printing companies to improve in the areas of productivity and quality with the bottom-line objective of increasing their profitability. Ray … more
Fran Reilly, an innovative leader with a 30-year career building sustainable growth in media, is the new Executive Director of the News Leaders Association. Reilly is passionate about the future of journalism, leadership development and sponsoring … more
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