Scott Blonde

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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.

Rich Macke

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BH Media Group, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, named Rich Macke as the publisher of the Star-Herald, Gering Courier and Hemingford Ledger. His office will be in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Macke replaces Roger Tollefson, who died March 6.

Paul Mauney

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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.

Scott Anderson

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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.

Mike DeLuca

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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

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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. 

Michael Moses

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Has been named publisher and chief revenue officer of Newspapers of New England’s Massachusetts operations, which include the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Greenfield Recorder, Athol Daily News, Amherst Bulletin and the Valley Advocate.

Ken Daney

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He, the Houston Chronicle’s human resources director, has been promoted to vice president of human resources for Hearst Texas Newspapers.

Thomas M. Donovan

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He, president of The News Journal (Delaware) and regional vice president of northeast Gannett sites, announced his retirement. His last day will be June 3.

Gary Miles

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Has been named editor and publisher of The Detroit News. Miles joined The News in 2000, became managing editor in 2013. He replaced Jon Wolman, who died of cancer in April.

Chris Krewson

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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.

Andrew Cutler

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 Has been named managing editor of The East Oregonian 
(Pendleton, Oregon).

James Martinez

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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.

Robert Pear

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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

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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.

Gordon McLeod

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 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.

Steve Riley

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 Has been named executive editor at the Houston Chronicle.

He has served as interim editor since Oct. 30 after former executive editor Nancy Barnes resigned to become senior vice president for news at National Public Radio

Bruce Richardson

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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.

Scott Embry and Chris Zoeller

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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 

Doug Oathout

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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.

Crystal Costa

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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.

Matt Sandberg

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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.

Bill Fleischman

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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.

Mark Walker

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Has been named general manager and advertising director for the Sentinel-Echo (London, Kentucky) and the Times-Tribune (Corbin, Kentucky).

Janet Hasson / Peter Meyer

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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. 

Jerry Hug

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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.

Jonathan Wolman

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Jonathan Wolman, the editor and publisher of The Detroit News who helmed the newspaper during a tumultuous economic upheaval for the news business, has died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Nicholas Pugliese

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Announced that after nearly five years at The (Bergen) Record, he’s moving to WHYY, South Jersey’s public radio station

Jennifer Licary

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Has been named digital sales manager for the Daily Journal (Kankakee, Illinois). Licary had been with the Chicago Tribune from late 2016 until her hiring at the Journal.

Debe Johnson

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Debe Johnson announced her plans to retire as advertising director at The Sentinel-Record (Hot Springs, Arkansas). Her retirement is effective May 1.

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