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Publisher to add new states to responsibilities

The Herald Democrat publisher has added the states of Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to his list of responsibilities.

Sioux City Journal names circulation director

Tommy Cooper has been named the Journal's new circulation director.

Paul Tash to retire from Tampa Bay Times; Conan Gallaty will become next chairman

After a career of more than four decades with the newspaper, Paul Tash will retire as chairman of the Tampa Bay Times on July 1 and has named Conan Gallaty, the president of Times Publishing Company, to succeed him.

Parade Media announces retirement of newspaper relations executive and successor appointment
Scot Dalquist retires; Mike Devon named vice president, Newspaper Relations Group

Parade Media Senior Vice President of Newspaper Relations Kevin Craig has announced the retirement of the company’s vice president of newspaper relations, Scot Dalquist, effective April 1. Mike Devon, a 30-plus-year veteran of the newsprint industry, was named to succeed Dalquist in the role.

Evan Smith: 2022 will be my last year as The Texas Tribune’s CEO

In announcing plans to retire, Evan Smith said he will remain with The Texas Tribune while the board selects his successor and to assist with the transition through the end of 2023 as a senior adviser.

Industry veteran Brian Gorman retires

Brian Gorman, chief revenue officer, executive vice-president and co-founder of iPublish Media Solutions, has retired.

American Press Institute announces new executive director and CEO, Michael D. Bolden

The American Press Institute (API), an affiliate of the News Media Alliance dedicated to helping news publishers navigate and adapt to organizational and industry change to sustain journalism, today announced it has hired Michael D. Bolden as its new executive director and chief executive officer.

April Lane named e-commerce officer of Hearst

In her new role, April Lane will lead the expansion of e-commerce and performance marketing capabilities across Hearst’s consumer media businesses.

Ida Brown named magazine editor

Veteran journalist and Meridian native Ida Brown has been named editor of Meridian Home and Style and Timeless Meridian, both magazines published by The Meridian (Mississippi) Star.

Eliza Gaines has been promoted to executive editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock. For the past two years, she has served as managing editor of the newspaper.
Jim Falzone, an accomplished newspaper executive, has been promoted to vice president of production for CNHI, LLC, the company announced Monday.
Ross McDuffie, a veteran digital media and publishing executive, has been named president of Madison Media Partners, the digital media and full-service marketing company that produces the Wisconsin State Journal, madison.com and The Capital Times.
Victor Hanson II, former publisher of The Birmingham (Alabama) News and the head of an editorial board that won the newspaper’s first Pulitzer Prize for editorials in 1991, died Friday, Jan. 7.
Rex Dearmont Rust, co-president of Rust Communications, died Thursday evening after a yearlong battle with cancer.
Alan Miller, 62, who announced his retirement in September, left the paper on Monday after 37 years in the newsroom, and he will move into a new role teaching journalism at Denison University.
Northeast Arkansas news veteran Gretchen Hunt has been promoted to a new position as regional editor for Paxton Media Group, taking over newsrooms in Jonesboro, Paragould, Newport and Walnut Ridge.
As weekend revelers rung in the new year, The Aspen (Colorado) Times also ushered in a new chapter with a new publisher, Allison Pattillo, and new ownership.
Tom Claybaugh also will serve as the vice president of sales for Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers.
Nicole Miller has been named publisher for Summit Daily News (Frisco, Colorado) after serving as the paper’s editor since May 2019.
The University of Arizona School of Journalism is excited to welcome two new professors to its faculty. Associate Professor Monica Chadha and Assistant Professor of Practice Liliana Soto will join the School of Journalism faculty in January.
Winchester (Virginia) Star Circulation Manager Bill Green has retired after nearly 20 years with the newspaper.
Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of National Geographic and editorial director of National Geographic Partners, will join Arizona State University with a joint appointment in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory’s College of Global Futures.
Executive Editor Julie Pace and Head of Global News Gathering Paul Haven have announced that Anna Johnson, AP news director for Europe and Africa, has been named Washington bureau chief.
Karl Ritter is the AP’s new Northern Europe news director. For the past five years, he has been the AP’s news director for Southern Europe and will be heading up north in early 2022 to start his new role.