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Leadership changing at Columbia Daily Tribune

Publisher Terri Leifeste has left the Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune to lead a group of privately owned newspapers. She has been succeeded by Joseph Leong.

Duncan native promoted to Banner general manager

Crystal Childers, veteran advertising executive, has been promoted to general manager of the Duncan (Oklahoma) Banner. Her appointment is effective immediately. 

The Madison Courier names new department heads

The Madison (Indiana) Courier, which was acquired in February by Paxton Media Group, has appointed a new editor and advertising manager.

Leadership transition announced in Jacksonville, N.C.

The Daily News (Jacksonville, North Carolina) has announced that publisher Mike Distelhorst will be leaving the company April 3. Marsha Brown, an HR business partner, is assuming leadership of The Daily News.

Leadership transition announced at Canton Repository

Publisher Jim Porter has told his staff his last day in that role will be April 17, while Executive Editor Rich Desrosiers has submitted his resignation, effective March 27.

Darrell Richardson leaving The Oak Ridger at end of the month

The Oak Ridger in Tennessee has announced that Publisher Darrell Richardson, an Anderson County native, will be leaving the company no later than Friday, April 3. The publisher’s position at Oak Ridge, and in other selected Gannett markets, has been eliminated.

Daily Herald publisher to leave newspaper April 3

Keith Ponder, publisher of The Daily Herald in Columbia, Tennessee, will be leaving the newspaper following a management restructuring by Gannett.

Leadership changing for Athens newspaper, website

Caitlyn Stroh-Page is assuming leadership of the Athens (Georgia) Banner-Herald and its digital assets, following the announcement that Kevin Clark, general manager, is leaving the paper.

Leadership transition announced for The Register-Guard

Executive Editor Alison Bath will assume leadership in Eugene, Ore., with the departure of Publisher Shanna Cannon.

In announcing her decision to retire at the end of the year, Diane McFarlin said: “I have loved every role that I have played in my 44-year career: reporter, editor, publisher, college administrator. Each job has seemed better than the last, and that has certainly been true as dean of my alma mater.”
Wilmington (North Carolina) StarNews executive editor Pam Sander was named one of Gannett’s 12 regional editors on Wednesday, and she will now oversee newsrooms across five Southeast states.
Katrice Hardy, who was executive editor of the Greenville (South Carolina) News, has been named executive editor of the Indianapolis Star and editor of Gannett's Midwest region that includes more than two dozen properties.
The Chicago Tribune has announced a restructuring of its leadership, with Colin McMahon being named editor-in-chief. Bruce Dold and Peter Kendall are leaving the paper.
Betty Ramsey, publisher of Farmville Newsmedia, has also been named publisher of the Suffolk (Virginia) News-Herald, Tidewater News and their related products.
Growing the newspaper's audience will be a primary focus for the San Antonio Express-News' new interim publisher. Mark Medici was named this week to succeed Michael Sacks, who resigned.
Dan Sprung, who has served as director of marketing and publishing for The Daily Sun (The Villages, Florida) for the past 19 years, has been promoted to general manager.
Terry Jimenez, Tribune Publishing Company's executive vice president and chief financial officer, has assumed the role of president and chief executive officer and joined the board, succeeding Timothy P. Knight, who has stepped down from the board and will leave the company at the end of February.
Anne Cox Chambers, daughter of Governor James M. Cox and Cox Enterprises board member, passed away peacefully at her home in Atlanta at the age of 100. 
David Adams brings a strong background in digital media to his new role as general manager and vice president of sales of The Courier in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Iowa.
The Waxahachie Media Group has announced that its regional executive editor, Jill Nevels-Haun, has added another position to her role.
In addition to continuing in her role as publisher of the Albert Lea Tribune, Crystal Miller has been named publisher of the Austin (Minnesota) Daily Herald.
A Mississippi native with strong experience leading local news and investigative coverage for daily newspapers has been named editor of the Clarion Ledger and Hattiesburg American.
The Philadelphia Inquirer has announced the appointment of media executive Lisa Hughes as publisher and chief executive officer, succeeding Terry Egger, who plans to retire.
Manny Garcia, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, is the first of 11 hires for The Texas Tribune's joint investigative project with ProPublica.