Alan Miller

Has announced his retirement as editor of The Columbus Dispatch. Miller will retire at the end of this year. He plans to continue teaching journalism at Denison University, where he has taught each semester for 22 years.

John Jeffrey Fish

Of Winston-Salem, died Sept. 12 at age 63 following a battle with a brain tumor and Parkinson’s disease. After surviving brain cancer the first time, he penned a memoir, "All My Might," in hopes of helping others deal with the disease. His last job before being diagnosed with the brain tumor was as president and publisher for the Naples Daily News (Florida). He also established Multimedia Consultants.

Piers Morgan

Has joined Rupert Murdoch's News Corp and Fox News Media in a global deal that includes a new TV show in early 2022, newspaper columns and a book contract

Duncan K. Davies / Bradley P. Martin

Resolute Forest Products announced that the board of directors appointed Duncan K. Davies as an additional member of the company's board. Davies will succeed Bradley P. Martin as the company's non-executive chairman. Martin of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited will continue to serve as vice chairman of Resolute’s now eight-member board. 

David Kennard

Has been name executive editor of the The Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina). Kennard replaced Donnie Douglas, who left the paper in March 2020.

Bill Church

Has been appointed executive editor of The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) and The Herald-Sun (Durham, North Carolina).

Emma Clarke

Newsweek has appointed Emma Clarke as head of SEO. Clarke will focus on improving site-wide strategy as well as pitching, commissioning and editing articles related to search trends and interests.

Mike Cutillo

Has been named publisher of the Finger Lakes Times (Geneva, New York). He succeeds Mark Lukas, who will leave the Times in mid-October but continue working for Community Media Group, the paper’s Illinois-based parent company, in a more specialized role. Lukas will continue in his role as advertising director until a successor is hired. Cutillo had been executive editor of the Times since May 2011.

Julie Pace

The Associated Press announced that AP Assistant Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace has been named the global news agency’s senior vice president and executive editor. Pace will lead AP's global news operations and oversee news content in all formats from journalists based in 250 locations in 100 countries.

Jason Joyce

Jason Joyce, city editor for The Cap Times (Madison, Wisconsin) is leaving to become publisher of another Madison newspaper, Isthmus.

John McKeon

Houston Chronicle Publisher John McKeon announced his retirement last week. McKeon, who has been the Chronicle’s publisher since 2015, will stay on with the company while a search is conducted for his successor. 

F. Steve McPhaul / Matthew Gray

  • Updated

Has announced his plan to retire in mid-January as CNHI executive vice president and chief operating officer, completing two decades of leadership with the community newspaper company. Matthew Gray, CNHI’s general legal counsel, has been appointed to succeed McPhaul as executive vice president.

Jessica VanEgeren

Has joined USA Today Network-Wisconsin as an Appleton-based local government and social justice/equity editor.

           

Rodney Mahone

  • Updated

Georgia market president and corporate vice president of in-market sales across McClatchy’s 30 markets, will retire on Sept. 30.

Nate Rackiewicz

Gannett has named Nate Rackiewicz as its first chief data officer. Rackiewicz will lead a team to implement the company’s customer identity, data and growth analytics, as well as data science and modeling capabilities.

Tom Miller

Has retired from The Gazette (Janesville, Wisconsin) following a career spanning more than 40 years in newspapers.

Rudi Alcott

Rudi Alcott, who oversees Sound Publishing’s King County Newspaper Group and is the company’s vice president of advertising, will become publisher of The Daily Herald (Everett, Washington) on Sept. 7.  Alcott will succeed Josh O’Connor.

Max Heath

Newspaper industry veteran Max Heath died July 28. He was 75. Heath was executive editor of Landmark Community Newspapers for 21 years before retiring into a consultancy that continued until the newspapers’ sale to Paxton Media in 2021. He was also postal chair emeritus for NNA.

Sylvia Shepherd

Sylvia Shepherd died on June 25. She was 89. Shepherd covered neighborhood news and worked in the Chicago Tribune’s educational services group.

Mike Murray 

Has announced his retirement as publisher at Times Leader Media Group (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania).

Ellis C. Cuevas

Retired Sea Coast Echo (Bay St. Louis, Mississippi) Publisher Ellis C. Cuevas died on July 13. He was 87 years old.

Linda Shapley

Colorado Community Media has appointed Linda Shapley as its new publisher. Shapley will lead CCM’s two-dozen Colorado newspapers and websites along with other publications. Her new role starts August 23.

Dennis Richardson

Dennis Richardson, owner of Magic Valley Publishing (Camden, Tennessee), died on July 26. He was 70.

Jeff Dorsey

Jeff Dorsey has been named chief operating officer of McClatchy after serving nine months as the company’s senior vice president of transformation. In this newly created role, Dorsey’s portfolio will expand to include responsibility for the company’s technology and supply chain, as well as the entirety of its finance operation. These new responsibilities are in addition to his existing oversight of all aspects of McClatchy’s digitally-driven business transformation.

Mary Hoisington

Publisher of the Great Bend Tribune (Kansas) announced that she will be leaving the Tribune later this month. While the Tribune looks for a new fulltime publisher, Karma Byers and Jana Hestand will co-lead the Tribune, with Byers handling all day-to-day operating matters and Hestand overseeing administrative functions. Dale Hogg will continue to serve as managing editor of the Tribune.

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