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In a memo to staff, Global Business Editor Noreen Gillespie announced that Taiwo Adebayo will join AP to cover the intersection of climate and business in Africa.
On Wednesday, May 25, James Don “JD” Swartz passed away peacefully at Franklin Woods Hospital. He was born August 5, 1935, to Don and Maude Jane Barnett Swartz. He lived a beautiful life of 87 years.
William Cotter has been named as the new president of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association. He will oversee operations of PNA, MANSI Media and the PNA Foundation.
Cronkite School faculty member Karen Bordeleau has been inducted into the Rhode Island Journalism Hall of Fame in recognition of a career that has spanned more than four decades and six New England states, particularly benefiting the journalism profession in her native “Ocean State.”
Michael A. Anastasi, vice president of The Tennessean and USA TODAY South Region editor, was promoted this week to lead a new nationwide Gannett effort to transform the growth trajectory for hundreds of local newspapers.
Scott Embry has joined Adams Publishing Group and The Greeneville (Tennessee) Sun as regional advertising director.
Alex Barta was announced as the new chief executive officer of Mullen Newspaper Company on May 17.
The change is part of Gannett's recently launched Center for Community Journalism structure.
Tom Philp will rejoin The Bee Editorial Board as a columnist and editorial writer on May 22.
Belinda Mills has been named southwest regional group publisher for the Osteen Media Group. She will oversee all aspects of OMG’s New Mexico holdings, including the Bulletin and Desert Exposure, as well as future expansion efforts.
Wick Communications veteran Ken Harty has been named publisher of The Daily Iberian in New Iberia, Louisiana. He succeeds Michael Messerly. 
Ian Kirkwood has been named publisher of the Eastern Arizona Courier and the Copper Era in Safford, succeeding Belinda Mills.
LSU has named Kimberly Bissell the dean of the Manship School of Mass Communication, effective July 24, pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors.
Dr. Angela Jerome, communication professor, has been named the assistant director of the newly merged School of Media & Communication in the Potter College of Arts & Letters (PCAL) at Western Kentucky University.
The Detroit Free Press has announced the appointment of Nicole Avery Nichols as executive editor.  A seasoned journalist and media executive with more than three decades of newsroom experience, Nichols most recently served as editor in chief at Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization focused on education in America.
USA TODAY editor-in-chief Nicole Carroll has joined the ASU Media Enterprise as executive director of a new initiative focused on reimagining local journalism.
The Associated Press has announced two new hires to its Climate and Environment team.
A third generation veteran of the newspaper business has been named publisher of The Lufkin (Texas) Daily News.
The University of Maryland has named Rafael Lorente dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, effective July 1. He currently serves as associate dean for academic affairs and director of the master's program for UMD's Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Ray King, retail sales manager at The Daily News (in Houghton, Michigan) , has been named the newspaper’s new publisher.
The Daily Press (in Escanaba, Michigan) is officially under new leadership. Sarah Maki, who has served as an advertising professional with the paper for 14 years, has been selected to take the helm as the Daily Press’ newest publisher.
USA TODAY Editor-in-Chief Nicole Carroll will step down on May 1 after leading the news organization for more than five years.
Cox Media Group has announced the promotion of Owen Jennings to vice president of product and innovation. In this role, Jennings will continue to lead the Product, Distribution, User Experience (UX) and Innovation teams.
The News Examiner (Connersville, Indiana), The Courier-Times (New Castle, Indiana) and The Shelbyville (Indiana) News are pleased to welcome Group Publisher Kelly Miller, who has taken leadership of the three publications.