Robert Y. Paddock Jr., vice chairman and executive vice president of Paddock Publications (Illinois), said that he’s retiring from day-to-day responsibilities at the Daily Herald Media Group. He will stay on the board as vice chairman of Paddock.
Edward Graves is the new CEO/publisher of New Mexico Magazine, the state tourism magazine. He started the job in early January.
Anne Cox Chambers, daughter of late Ohio Governor James M. Cox and Cox Enterprises board member, died Jan. 31 at her home in Atlanta at the age of 100. For 33 years, she co-owned Cox Enterprises with Barbara Cox, her sister and the mother of Cox Enterprises Chairman Jim Kennedy. Grandson Alex Taylor serves as president and CEO of Cox Enterprises. Chambers was a long-time member of Cox’s board of directors and past chairwoman of Atlanta Newspapers. Chambers worked on the board of nonprofit organizations and contributed to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, Shepherd Center and the High Museum of Art, where a wing is named in her honor.
Publishing industry veteran Jim Fogler has been selected as the new president and CEO of the Florida Press Association and Intersect Media Solutions.
In his new role, Fogler will become the chief advocate for publishers in Florida and oversee management services to multiple state media associations. He also will lead Intersect Media Solutions, a $40 million for-profit enterprise.
Fogler has worked for Gannett for more than 30 years, most recently as the president and regional sales director for the Poughkeepsie Journal (New York) and Free Press Media (Vermont).
The Local Media Consortium announced the hire of Annette Heath as partnership manager and Alex Sanchez Sobrino as director of sales. The two full-time positions have been created to help the LMC grow its partnership network and expand its membership verticals.
Lee Enterprises, parent company of The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), announced that David Adams has been named general manager and vice president of sales of Courier Communications. Adams succeeds Roy Biondi, who left the company in November.
The Philadelphia Inquirer announced that Lisa Hughes, a member of the company's board and former publisher of The New Yorker, will take over as publisher on Feb. 3. Hughes will replace publisher and chief executive officer Terrance C.Z. Egger after he retires.
Guardian Media Group announced that Annette Thomas has been appointed as its new chief executive by the GMG board.
John Kerr, the Arizona Daily Star’s vice president of advertising, has been named vice president of advertising for Amplified Connect, a new division of Lee Enterprises. Lee is the Daily Star’s parent company and partners with Gannett in the paper’s business operation. Kerr, who will maintain his Daily Star responsibilities and continue to be Tucson-based, is part of a five-person Amplified Connect team dedicated to supporting revenue growth and audience engagement through contests, promotions and events across Lee’s 50 U.S. markets.
Jaime Reynolds has joined Lee Enterprises Central Illinois (Bloomington) as regional advertising director. In her new role, Reynolds will oversee advertising at The Pantagraph, The Herald & Review in Decatur, Journal Gazette & Times-Courier in Mattoon and Woodford County Journal in Eureka.
Hal Hildreth Tanner Jr., former publisher of the Goldsboro News-Argus (North Carolina), died Jan. 10, at age 77.
Local Media Association announced the appointment of seven new directors to its board, while Local Media Foundation announced two new board director appointments.
New Local Media Association board members: Amber Aldrich, senior advertising director, The Seattle Times; P.J. Browning, president and publisher, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.; Mick Cohen, senior vice president, consumer sales, Hearst Newspapers; Todd Handy, chief digital officer, Beasley Media Group; Sonny Messiah Jiles, chief executive officer, Defender Media Group; Jake Volcsko, vice president of data and digital operations, Connecticut Public and Janis Ware, publisher, The Atlanta Voice. The new Local Media Foundation board members are Mariah Craddick, product manager, McClatchy, and Jason Murray, director of audience and visuals, syracuse.com
Terry Jamerson is retiring as publisher of The Roanoke Times and as a regional vice president of BH Media Group.
Andy Corty, vice president of Times Publishing and president of Florida Trend, a business magazine published by the parent company of the Tampa Bay Times, has retired
Patricia Richardson has been named to the newly created position of associate publisher/vice president of strategy and revenue at the Times Union (Albany, New York). The announcement was made by Times Union Publisher George R. Hearst III.
John S. Durso has died at age 82. Durso started his newspaper career as a printer apprentice at the Cincinnati Post. He continued his career at The Fort Lauderdale News. He rose to the position of production director before leaving to join the supplier side in 1977, touching hundreds of projects during his time with Hall Processing Systems, NPS and TMSI.
Forrest Palmer, a former editor and publisher of The News-Times (Danbury, Connecticut) and a World War II veteran, has died at 95.
Madison Graham Allen has been named the publisher for The Covington News (Georgia), owner Patrick Graham announced. Allen, the oldest daughter of Graham, served in retail advertising sales at Graham’s Monroe newspaper for more than two years, spending time as both an advertising sales consultant and the paper’s advertising director.
Philip E. Swift, the founder of Swift Newspapers, has died at 102.
Dennis DeRossett has been named executive director of the Nebraska Press Association. DeRossett succeeds Allen Beermann, a former Nebraska secretary of State.