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UNC Hussman announces executive-in-residence program honoring Frank A. Daniels Jr.

The University of North Carolina Hussman School of Journalism and Media has established a new executive-in-residence program to honor Carolina alumnus Frank A. Daniels Jr. ‘53, the legendary president and publisher of The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. to retire as chairman of The New York Times Company board of directors

The New York Times Company announced on Wednesday that Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., 69, will retire as chairman and a member of its board of directors on Dec. 31 and will be succeeded as chairman by A.G. Sulzberger, 40, Times publisher since 2018. Sulzberger Jr. will assume the title chairman emeritus.

Brainworks Software announces multiple promotions and new hires

Brainworks Software began September with the promotion of five key leaders and the addition of one software implementer/support specialist. 

Shaw Media announces vice president of news and content development

Dennis Anderson has been named vice president of news and content development for Shaw Media. In his new role, Anderson will oversee all journalism and content efforts, and he will directly supervise Shaw Media’s newsrooms in Illinois.

Cox Enterprises announces new vice president of risk management

Cox Enterprises has appointed George Markley to assume the role of vice president of risk management. In this role, Markley will take responsibility for providing the strategic vision for the company’s insurance, safety and risk controls.

Roanoke Times names new editor from within

Brian Kelley, a 27-year veteran of The Roanoke (Virginia) Times, will become the newspaper’s editor later this month.

Gannett appoints chief marketing and strategy officer

In his new role, Mayur Gupta will be responsible for driving Gannett's vision and strategy as the company transforms to a subscription-led content business.

Regional publisher named for three Boone newspapers in Alabama

Robert Blankenship has been named the regional publisher of the Andalusia (Alabama) Star-News, Brewton Standard and Atmore Advance and all affiliated print and digital products.

Myrtle Beach Sun News names new senior editor/general manager

Justin M. Madden has been named senior editor / general manager of the Myrtle Beach (South Carolina) Sun News.

Kevin Smith is the new publisher of The Advocate-Messenger in Danville, Kentucky, and The Winchester Sun.
Mike Blinder, publisher of E&P Magazine, said Peter Conti’s vast experience in digital journalism, media research, association leadership and even recently on the R&D side, makes him a perfect fit to serve as E&P's new general manager.
Veteran editor and digital strategist Traci Bauer has been named Adams Publishing Group’s vice president of print and digital content.
Matt DeBow has been named managing editor of The Stillwater (Minnesota) Gazette.  He previously worked as the crime and courts reporter for the Daily Times in Maryville, Tennessee, covering all crime-related news for surrounding Blount County. 
Kendra Majors has been named regional editor of The Greenville (Alabama) Advocate, The Luverne Journal, The Lowndes Signal, The Demopolis Times, The Selma Times-Journal and associated digital and print products.
In his new role, Jaime Cárdenas will help Gannett newsrooms across the country develop strategies to grow digital subscriptions and foster loyalty with readers.
Dennis Palmer has been named regional publisher of The Greenville (Alabama) Advocate, Luverne Journal, Lowndes Signal and Demopolis Times. Palmer has been publisher of The Selma (Alabama) Times-Journal since 2006 and will continue in that role.
Kevin Passon has been named managing editor of the Antigo (Wisconsin) Daily Journal, effective Aug. 31. 
The Winston-Salem (North Carolina) Journal has promoted Jeri Young, a 20-year veteran with the newspaper, to managing editor.
Linnie Pride is taking on the role of distribution and audience development director for the Ohio Division of Adams Publishing Group.
Chatham Asset Management, LLC has announced that Tony Hunter will become chief executive officer of McClatchy Company, following the local news company's emergence from Chapter 11 and the completion of its court-approved sale to Chatham, in September.
Ten young journalists have won Hearst Journalism Fellowships and will begin their two-year appointments in Hearst newsrooms around the country on Aug. 17, Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Newspapers President Jeff Johnson announced today.
David Lauderdale, who has been a Lowcountry journalist for more than 40 years, is retiring as senior editor of The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Emily Coleman, who has spent the last decade primarily reporting on local governments, has been named associate editor of the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
The Washington Post's new managing editor for diversity and inclusion will be in charge of the paper's coverage of race, ethnicity and identity, as well as improved recruitment, retention and career advancement for journalists of color.