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Casey Seiler named Times Union editor

Casey Seiler has been named editor of the Times Union in Albany, New York, to succeed Rex Smith, who is stepping down Feb. 1.

Etheredge named managing editor at Shelby County Newspapers

The Shelby County Reporter's new managing editor is a Shelby County native. He has served since November 2017 as the paper's sports editor.

Daily Light’s regional executive editor, Jill Nevels-Haun, adds managing editor to role

The Waxahachie Media Group has announced that its regional executive editor, Jill Nevels-Haun, has added another position to her role.

Crystal Miller named publisher of the Austin Daily Herald

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.

Mary Irby-Jones named editor of Clarion Ledger, Hattiesburg American

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.

Lisa Hughes becomes first woman publisher and CEO in The Philadelphia Inquirer's history

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 named as senior editor of the investigative team for The Texas Tribune and ProPublica

Manny Garcia, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, is the first of 11 hires for The Texas Tribune's joint investigative project with ProPublica.

Former publisher of Goldsboro News-Argus Hal Tanner Jr. dies

Hal Hildreth Tanner, Jr., 77, Goldsboro, North Carolina, passed away Friday evening surrounded by his family. Tanner was an active member of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association for many years, serving on the boards of both SNPA and the SNPA Foundation. He served as publisher of the Goldsboro News-Argus from 1974 until his retirement in 2010.

Publisher of Capital Journal announces plans to retire

John Clark, publisher of the Capital Journal in Pierre, South Dakota, has announced plans to retire at the end of January.

Terry Jamerson, publisher of The Roanoke (Virginia) Times and a regional vice president of parent company BH Media Group, announced Monday that she is retiring.
The inaugural class of University of Florida Trust Consortium Scholars have each been given a $5,000 award, which can be applied to faculty members' research programs as they tailor their work to examine trust in media and technology. Projects include examinations of the effects of artificial intelligence on the creation of “deep fakes” and data infrastructure, to strategies on improving digital literacy and organizational communication.
Over the course of almost four decades with the Times Publishing Co., Andy Corty has been tapped to handle a wide range of responsibilities. Next week, he will retire.
Maria Walsh has been named vice president, head of benefits for Hearst. She joins Hearst after nearly 13 years at Nielsen.
Alison K. Engel, chief financial officer, will depart Gannett at the end of the first quarter to pursue other opportunities.
Caroline Glickman, who has been appointed regional editor for the seven BH Media daily newspapers in western Virginia, will be based at The Roanoke Times. She assumes the newsroom leadership role formerly held by Executive Editor Lawrence McConnell, who has retired.
With more than 30 years of experience in the media industry, David Meadows will step in as the new general manager for Central Missouri Newspapers Inc. 
Adam Kealoha Causey, The Associated Press’ administrative correspondent in Oklahoma, has been named news editor overseeing Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Neeraj Khemlani has been named executive vice president and deputy group head of Hearst Newspapers. The announcement was made by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Newspapers President Jeff Johnson.
Dan Savage, who twice served as publisher of the Waco (Texas) Tribune-Herald and also raised longhorn cattle, died early Wednesday at his home following a 15-year battle with cancer. He was 71.
McClatchy's West Region Editor, Lauren Gustus, will lead a new company-wide effort as director of community funding initiatives. In this expanded role, Gustus will be responsible for building community support for important local journalism initiatives through grants, contributions from philanthropic organizations and individuals, and partnerships with local stakeholders and readers. 
Leisa Richardson has joined The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Illinois, as executive editor.
Ronnie Ramos, executive editor of The Indianapolis (Indiana) Star, has announced plans to step down to pursue new opportunities.
TownNews has announced that Sinead Steele has been appointed to the newly-created position of vice president of operations, and Rick Rogers has been promoted to chief revenue officer.
Aaron Snyder, sports/managing editor of The Daily Independent in Ashland, Kentucky, has been promoted to editor of the newspaper.