John Hale

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Has been named publisher of the Herald-Star (Ohio) and The Weirton Daily Times.

Wanda Moeller

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Has been appointed editor/publisher of El Defensor Chieftain (New Mexico). She succeeds Scott Turner, who recently announced he will join the newsroom at the Albuquerque Journal. Moeller has worked in virtually every aspect of operations during her 35-plus years in the newspaper industry,

J. David Ake

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Deputy bureau chief for visual journalism at The Associated Press Washington bureau, has been promoted to director of photography for the AP.

Jack F. K. Bungart

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NorCal Community Newspapers’ (NCN) Division Publisher Jim Gleim announced the appointment of him to the position of group editor, Solano County Publications. In this capacity, Bungart will serve as editor at The Reporter in Vacaville and The Times-Herald in Vallejo (California). Gleim also announced the appointment of Melissa Murphy, currently managing editor at The Reporter, to lead the newsroom at the Santa Cruz Sentinel, NCN’s largest property.

Samuel E. “Sam” Roberts

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87, third-generation publisher of The Lincoln County News (Newcastle, Maine) from 1966 to 1992, has died.

Tom Jones

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The Poynter Institute announced him as its new senior media writer. Jones, an award-winning Tampa Bay Times sports columnist, will join Poynter in Januar

Josiah Pollard Rowe III,

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Who formerly owned and published his family’s newspaper, The Free Lance-Star, and served as Fredericksburg (Virginia) mayor, died Saturday at his home. He was 90. Rowe grew up setting linotype for the newspaper after school, and could recite a linotype keyboard horizontally and vertically long afterward. When their father died in 1949, Rowe and brother Charles were called home to manage the newspaper. Under the Rowes’ leadership, The Free Lance-Star’s circulation grew from 6,437 to a high of 50,000 as a seven-day newspaper, and the business was expanded to include WFLS radio and fredericksburg.com.

Nicole Carroll

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Editor in chief of USA Today, has been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board, Columbia University announced. The 19-member Pulitzer Board comprises mainly leading journalists or news executives from media outlets across the U.S., as well as five academics or people in the arts.

Edwin Eisendrath

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The former alderman who partnered with labor unions and others to buy the Chicago Sun-Times last year, has resigned as CEO of Sun-Times Media. Eisendrath expanded the paper’s digital and video journalism, increased newsroom diversity and presided over the sale of the Chicago Reader after controversy involving the alt-weekly’s management and staff

Elizabeth Walters and Chris Kieffer

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Have been named to lead the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal’s news department. Walters will serve as daily editor and digital editor, while Kieffer was named opinion editor and Sunday section editor. They will work together to divide the executive editor responsibilities.

Matt Tully

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Has died at 49.

John Newby

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News Advertising Coalition has named him executive director. Newby previously served as publisher of The Muskogee Phoenix (Oklahoma) and The Times (Ottawa, Illinois). Prior to that, he honed his skills in circulation and marketing at The Dispatch and Rock Island Argus (Moline, Illinois) and across several properties in Utah and Iowa. He is also the founder of the 360 Media Alliance, a newspaper trade organization with a focus on audience and distribution innovation.

James Strauss

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The former publisher of the Great Falls Tribune, has been named the publisher of the Missoulian and the Ravalli Republic newspapers. Strauss succeeds Mike Gulledge, who announced in September he was leaving Lee Enterprises due to health concerns. Gulledge was a company vice president and publisher of The Billings Gazette, as well. Strauss resigned from the Tribune in April after serving 15 years as president and publisher of Great Falls Media, which is owned by Gannett. He was executive editor of the media company from 1995 to 2003.

Jim Kirk

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Has been named to the newly created position of publisher and executive editor of Crain’s Chicago Business.

Davis Taylor

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Lee Enterprises announced that he would become publisher of the Napa Valley Register in Napa effective Nov. 1. Taylor will continue to serve as publisher of The Sentinel in Hanford, California. He succeeds Brenda Speth, who has left the company. Taylor was named publisher of The Sentinel in 2013 after serving as sales and marketing director for Gannett’s Times-Delta Media Group. He also was a director of national, local and target marketing sales teams at The Seattle Times.

Donald R. Seaton

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Who followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather as a steward of community newspapers in America’s heartland, died Thursday at the age of 77. Seaton, who was familiar with Hastings Tribune (Nebraska) operations from the time he was a boy, officially started his career with the newspaper in 1967. He became associate publisher in 1971, then publisher in 1974 following the death of his father, Fred A. Seaton.

Stacy Briggs

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A former editor at The Intelligencer and Bucks County Courier Times (Pennsylvania), has died at 74.

Katy Byron

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The Poynter Institute announced that she, former Snapchat managing editor and CNN producer, is the organization’s first MediaWise editor and program manager. 

MediaWise is a multifaceted project aimed at helping teenagers sort fact from fiction online. Poynter launched MediaWise in March with an investment from Google.org and partnerships with the Stanford Graduate School of Education History Education Group, Local Media Association and the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). 

Shannon Casas

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A member of The Times (Gainesville, Georgia) newsroom staff for 12 years, has been named as editor in chief for the paper and its website. Casas most recently was director of content for The Times, having previously served as managing editor, metro editor and assistant life editor. She replaces Keith Albertson, who left the newspaper earlier this month after a 33-year career with The Times.

Joe Battistoni

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Has been appointed general manager of The Times Media Co. (Munster, Indiana). Battistoni joined The Times in 2014 and has served as vice president of sales and marketing since 2015. Battistoni will continue as Times vice president of sales and marketing and will now work more closely with the circulation and operations departments. 

Rob Galloway

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Has been named publisher of The Record-Courier (Gardnerville, Nevada). Galloway also serves as publisher of The Tahoe Tribune in South Lake Tahoe

Tim Grieve

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Vice president of News for McClatchy, announced Friday that he would step down from his position following the midterm elections. He will be moving to a “new venture in the media space,” according to a statement from McClatchy. As vice president of News, Grieve oversees the company’s newsrooms and news strategies.

Todd Sears

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Was named president and publisher of the Omaha World-Herald, becoming the seventh person to serve in that role in the newspaper’s history. This marks a return to BH Media Group for Sears. He served as vice president of advertising and revenue development at the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 2014 to 2016. Before that, he was director of advertising at the Press of Atlantic City in New Jersey. Both publications are part of BH Media Group.

Matt DeRienzo

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Has been named vice president of news and digital content for Hearst Connecticut Media. DeRienzo will be overseeing the group’s eight daily and 13 weekly newspapers, along with their 21 news websites

Linda Kay

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A pioneering Chicago Tribune sportswriter and columnist died after a bout with cancer. She was 66.

Tom Wiley

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Has been named president of Capital Newspapers and publisher of the Wisconsin State Journal, taking over for John Humenik. Lee Enterprises owns half of Capital Newspapers, which publishes the State Journal, The Capital Times and several other newspapers in the region. Humenik, who served double duty in Madison as publisher of the State Journal and Lee vice president of news, will now be vice president of news full time. He will continue to work out of Madison. Wiley has been Lee's corporate director of sales and marketing since 2017, his second stint with the company after joining Lee in 2003, becoming vice president of sales for media operations in St. Louis from 2005 to 2010.

Tyler Miller

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Publisher of the Independent Record in Helena and the Montana Standard in Butte (Montana), stepped down from that position to pursue other opportunities in the Helena area. He has been replaced by Anita Fasbender, who joined the Independent Record in 1991.

Julie Tucker

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The Associated Press has appointed her, a marketing executive with extensive experience in media, to head the news agency’s global marketing operations.

Nancy Barnes

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Houston Chronicle executive editor, who led the newspaper to its first Pulitzer Prize, has been named senior vice president of News for National Public Radio.

Jerry Wolkowitz,

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A longtime EMT and journalist, has died nearly six months after a brutal, allegedly racially motivated beating left him on life support. He was 56. Wolkowitz was a freelancer who often contributed to the Gannett-owned Asbury Park Press (New Jersey). "It's an absolute tragedy when such a vibrant life ends under such senseless circumstances,"  said Hollis R. Towns, Press executive editor and vice president for news and Northeast regional editor for the USA Today Network.

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