Has been named publisher of the Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah) and the Daily Herald (Provo, Utah). Both newspapers are owned by Ogden newspapers. Blonde came to Utah from another Ogden Newspapers property, Cape Coral, Florida-based Breeze Newspapers, and replaces Rhett Long, who is retiring.
Times-News (Burlington, North Carolina) Publisher Paul Mauney is leaving the paper to take a new position in Tennessee. Mauney replaces John E. Cash with Adams Publishing Group. Cash is the general manager of The Greeneville Sun and chief revenue officer for Adams Publishing Group’s Tennessee/North Carolina/Virginia region. Mauney will join Adams Publishing Group in mid-June. Cash’s retirement is July 31.
Ames Tribune (Iowa) publisher Scott Anderson announced this week that he will be stepping down from his position to pursue other opportunities. Anderson said his last day at the Tribune will be June 7.
Hearst Corp. executive Mike DeLuca has been named president and group publisher of Hearst Connecticut Media Group. DeLuca will have oversight of the company's eight daily newspapers in the state, including the Connecticut Post and New Haven Register, as well as 14 weekly newspapers and four magazines. DeLuca previously was executive vice president of ad sales for Hearst Newspapers. He also will continue to lead LocalEdge, a unit of Hearst Media Services that provides marketing leads to businesses.
Gregory Mathis, editor-in-chief of GateHouse Media New England’s South Shore newspapers and Wicked Local websites for the past nine years, has been named regional editor-in-chief of The Patriot Ledger and the Wicked Local (Massachusetts) papers and websites on the South Shore. He succeeds Ken Johnson, who retired after 38 years with the Ledger. City editor Linda Shepherd retired on May 10 after 29 years with the paper.
Local Independent Online News Publishers, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting local journalism entrepreneurs, has named Chris Krewson its executive director. Krewson most recently was vice president of strategy for Spirited Media, which until March was the parent company of three independent news sites: Billy Penn, The Incline and Denverite.
James Martinez, an editor who has led some of the biggest breaking news stories in the U.S., has been appointed to a new role with The Associated Press investigative team.
He, a reporter for The New York Times, recently died of a stroke at the age of 69. Pear spent 40 years reporting for The New York Times.
Warren H. Phillips, former publisher of the Wall Street Journal and chief executive of its parent, Dow Jones & Co., has died at the age of 92.
A distinguished and well-respected media executive who held senior positions at Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, Time Inc., and CBS News, among others, died of complications from a nine-year battle with cancer on April 26 in New York City. He was 60.
Has joined imPRESSions Worldwide’s sales team. Richardson will remain based in York, Pennsylvania, and focus on the Eastern half of the U.S. He will also spend time at the company’s headquarters near Seattle and SE USA Service Center in Tupelo, Mississippi.
The Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina) announced that Scott Embry and Chris Zoeller have been named to new management positions at the newspaper. Embry has been promoted to president of King & Columbus digital marketing agency to lead its expansion into new markets in South Carolina. Zoeller will expand her role as chief revenue and marketing officer to include direct responsibility for the paper’s
A longtime editor for the Erie Times-News (Pennsylvania) and www.GoErie.com and the newspaper’s executive editor since 2015, is stepping down from that role to accept a position with Gannon University.
Oathout will be chief marketing and communications officer for the university.
Times Record (Fort Smith, Arkansas) publisher Crystal Costa has accepted a new role as events director with Gatehouse Live and has stepped down as publisher. Gatehouse Live is the events and promotion division of Gatehouse Media.
Has been named publisher of the Elko Daily Free Press in northeast Nevada and the Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho. Sandberg a former newspaper executive and publisher in Colorado, succeeds Kevin Kampman, who left the company in March.
A former columnist and sports reporter for The News Journal and Philadelphia Daily News who covered the Flyers during the team’s glory years in the 1970s, has died at age 80.
Has been named general manager and advertising director for the Sentinel-Echo (London, Kentucky) and the Times-Tribune (Corbin, Kentucky).
After 35 years in journalism, Providence Journal Group President and Publisher Janet Hasson has announced her retirement. Stepping into her role will be Peter Meyer,GateHouse Media regional vice president and president and group publisher of GateHouse New England. Meyer will oversee operations in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Maine, including 14 daily newspapers and more than 100 weekly publications and digital products.
Has been named general manager of the Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Washington). Hug is currently McClatchy’s Northwest director of finance/CFO, based in the Tri-Cities.