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Chase Heatherly

Evening Post Industries, parent company to The Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina) and Free Times announced that Free Times Publisher Chase Heatherly has been promoted to the position of regional chief revenue officer for Evening Post’s Community Newspaper Group. The group includes news media operations in multiple South Carolina communities: Summerville, Mount Pleasant, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach and Kingstree.

Tom Schmitt

Daily Nonpareil (Council Bluffs, Iowa) President and Publisher Tom Schmitt has announced his retirement, effective Nov. 6.

Jeffrey Dorsey

McClatchy has appointed Jeffrey Dorsey to senior vice president of transformation, reporting to Chairman and CEO Tony Hunter. In this new role, Dorsey will lead all aspects of the company's transformation efforts to accelerate progress to a digitally driven business model. 

Claire Love / Will Dahlstrom / Joe Warner

Hyperlocal chain Community Impact Newspaper (Pflugerville, Texas) announced the promotions of three to new executive roles within the organization. Claire Love is the company’s new chief information officer. Will Dahlstrom has been promoted from vice president of manufacturing to chief operating officer. Joe Warner has been promoted to the role of executive editor.

Paul Rivett & Jordan Bitove

Paul Rivett and Jordan Bitove of NordStar Capital have announced that they will both be taking on senior roles within Torstar: Rivett will become the company’s new chair and Bitove will become the publisher of the Toronto Star. John Boynton, who is handing off his publishing role to Bitove, will continue in his role as president and CEO of Torstar.

Peggy Byrd & Doug Haddix

Boston Globe Media announced the appointment of Peggy Byrd to the role of chief marketing officer, a newly envisioned position on the organization’s executive leadership team.

The IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors) board will launch a search to find a successor to Executive Director Doug Haddix, who has announced his resignation, effective in early January.

Alan Fisco & Officers

Alan Fisco, president of The Seattle Times Company, was elected president of America's Newspapers. In addition to Fisco, the following officers were elected for the 2020-21 term: immediate past president: Chris Reen, president, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and publisher, The Denver Gazette; vice president: Nat Lea, president and CEO, WEHCO Media, Little Rock; and treasurer: Cameron Nutting Williams, regional publisher, Ogden Newspapers, Frederick, Maryland. Six industry executives were elected to three-year terms on the board of directors: Scott Champion, CEO, Champion Media Company, Mooresville, North Carolina; Mike Gebhart, president and CEO, Southern Community Newspapers, Lawrenceville, Georgia; Matthew Gray, senior vice president and general counsel, Community Newspaper Holdings, Montgomery, Alabama; Camille Olson, partner, Seyfarth Shaw, Chicago; Tim Prince, senior vice president, Boone Newspapers, Columbiana, Alabama; and Heidi Wright, chief operating officer and publisher, The Bulletin, EO Media Group, Salem, Oregon. Directors remaining on the board can be found here.

Donna Denson

Lee Enterprises announced that Donna Denson has been selected as president and director of local sales and marketing of The Southern Illinoisan. Denson succeeds publisher Terra Kerkemeyer, who has left the company.

Bob Heisse

Bob Heisse, most recently editor of the Kenosha News, has been named executive editor of the River Valley Media Group. Heisse will follow Rusty Cunningham, who announced his retirement last week after 41 years with Lee Enterprises.

Thomas E. Carte

Nexstar Media Group announced that Thomas E. Carter has been named president and chief operating officer. Carter will retain his current responsibilities as chief financial officer for the foreseeable future.

Mike Wilson / Keith Campbell / Brendan Miniter / Grant Moise

Mike Wilson is leaving as editor of The Dallas Morning News. He’s held the position for nearly six years. Managing Editor Keith Campbell will take over newsroom leadership, and Brendan Miniter, editorials editor, will lead the editorial board while Publisher Grant Moise plans the next moves. Wilson will stay through the end of the year to help with the transition, the paper said.

Nancy A. Meyer

Nancy A. Meyer has been named president of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald. Meyer recently departed the South Florida Sun Sentinel.Paul Pham will serve as interim general manager for the Sun Sentinel and the Orlando Sentinel.

Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr

Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. will retire as the chairman and an active member of The New York Times Company’s board on Dec. 31, the company announced. He will be succeeded as the board’s chairman by his son, A. G. Sulzberger. A. G. Sulzberger is publisher of the Times.

Virginia DaCosta

RM Machinery has appointed Virginia DaCosta sales manager for the eastern Canada territory.

James Fulton

 Longtime Pomona Progress Bulletin (California) editor James Fulton has died. He was 90.

Jason Collington / Susan Ellerbach

Jason Collington has been named editor of the Tulsa World. Collington will assume the role at the paper following Susan Ellerbach, who is retiring effective Sept. 30.

Rusty Cunningham

Rusty Cunningham, executive editor of the La Crosse Tribune (Wisconsin), will retire on Sept. 30.

Brainworks announces several appointments

Brainworks Software has announced several appointments. Phil Petzold is adding senior vice president to his current title of chief financial officer. Brian Riley has been promoted to chief technology officer. Mary Parker has been promoted to vice president of sales and marketing. Jeff Jones has been promoted to vice president of operations. Laura Walgren has been promoted to vice president of product. Mitch Mayer has been hired as Software implementer and support specialist.

Justin M. Madden

Justin M. Madden has been named senior editor and general manager of the Sun News (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina). Madden will oversee the day-to-day operations of The Sun News and myrtlebeachonline.com.

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith has been named publisher of The Advocate-Messenger (Danville, Kentucky).

Paul E. London

Former West Central Tribune (Willmar, Minnesota) Publisher Paul E. London has died.

Traci Bauer

Has been named Adams Publishing Group VP print/digital content. Bauer started her career as a reporter in Springfield, Missouri, and was promoted through management ranks with the Gannett Company, primarily in New York.

Bob Crider

Yakima Herald-Republic Publisher Bob Crider has announced his retirement, which will cap a 44-year journalism career. His last day will be October 23.

Luke Bahrenburg

The WSJ.Magazine has named Luke Bahrenburg the next publisher. He succeeds Anthony Cenname, who is leaving the company after 10 years as publisher. Bahrenburg has spent nearly 10 years at Dow Jones in sales and marketing positions.

Michael Judy

Has been named new production manager at imPRESSions Worldwide. Judy will plan, organize, and control production. He’s been with imPRESSions since 2014.

Ben Rogers

  • Updated

Has been named president and director of local sales and marketing of The Post-Star (Glens Falls, New York). Rogers joined The Post-Star as general manager last year.

Dennis Palmer

  • Updated

Has been named regional publisher of The Greenville Advocate, Luverne Journal, Lowndes Signal, and Demopolis Times (Alabama). Palmer has been publisher of The Selma Times-Journal since 2006 and will stay in that position. Palmer is a former publisher of the Greenville, Luverne and Lowndes papers. He is also a senior vice president with Boone Newspapers, the parent company of all the newspapers involved, and provides management to and for other BNI newspapers in Alabama and Georgia.

Henry J. “Hank” Waters III

Henry J. “Hank” Waters III, former publisher and editorial writer for the Columbia Daily Tribune (Missouri), has died at age 90. Waters became publisher of his family-owned newspaper in 1966 and wrote daily editorials for more than 50 years.

Steve Baron

Former Tribune Media and Nexstar executive Steve Baron has joined the Local Media Association as chief strategy officer. At LMA, Baron will lead strategy for all core activities as well as Accelerate Local, the organization’s initiative to reinvent business models for news. 

WPE Berlin

Flip-Pay is a turnkey solution for payments, subscriptions, identity management, customer service, finance and analytics across your entire estate. Installation is effortless and the customisation features make this the most powerful content monetisation platform available. Flip-Pay was created to assist digital content providers with lowering operational running costs, permit frictionless and granular payment options within digital media and deliver GDPR friendly, actionable analytics data to the business and editorial teams. 

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