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Bill Church was ap­pointed South­east re­gional editor for Gate­House Media. Adding to his role as ex­ec­u­tive editor of the Her­ald-Tri­bune in Sarasota, Fla., Church will work with Gate­House news­pa­pers through­out the South­east on shared cov­er­age, re­cruit­ing and train­ing. Gate­House Media New Eng­land, mean­time, an­nounced that Lisa Strat­tan, pub­lisher of South­Coast ti­tles in Mas­sachusetts, in­clud­ing The Her­ald News in Fall River, The Taun­ton Daily Gazette and O Jor­nal, will take on the newly cre­ated role of se­nior vice pres­i­dent and ex­ec­u­tive editor and pub­lisher of Wicked Lo­cal. Gan­nett Co. Inc. said Larry Kramer will step down as pres­i­dent and pub­lisher of USA To­day, and will join the board of the new Gan­nett pub­lish­ing di­vi­sion once its spinoff is com­pleted. ties stretch­ing from Fort My­ers to Rochester, N.Y. He also serves as re­gional fi­nance di­rec­tor for Florida To­day in Bre­vard County. T: The New York Times Style Mag­a­zine named Whit­ney Var­gas ex­ec­u­tive editor, Hanya Yanag­i­hara deputy editor, Emily Stokes ar­ti­cles editor, Is­abel Wilkin­son se­nior online editor and Han­nah Gold­field

staff editor. Gid­ion Am­baum was named as a new sales ex­ec­u­tive for Q.I. Press Con­trols and EAE. He will be re­spon­si­ble for sales ac­tiv­i­ties in Spain, Italy, Greece, Tur­key, Rus­sia, Be­larus and Kaza­khstan. QIPC and EAE also ap­pointed Mathijs Baron as its sales man­ager for South­east Asia. Chase Rankin, pub­lisher of the (Tuc­son) Ari­zona Star said he is leav­ing the pa­per to be­come vice pres­i­dent of the (Phoenix) Ari­zona Re­pub­lic. Star par­ent com­pany Lee En­ter­prises Inc. said a search for his re­place­ment is un­der way. San An­to­nio Ex­press-News pho­tog­ra­pher Carolyn Van Houten was named the top pho­to­jour­nal­ist in the an­nual Hearst Jour­nal­ism Awards Pro­gram. Van Houten was named the win­ner of the pho­to­jour­nal­ism di­vi­sion over five other fi­nal­ists in the com­pe­ti­tion, which rec­og­nizes top work from col­lege jour­nal­ists. Peter New­ton was named CEO of Gate­House Media Ven­tures. He pre­vi­ously served as pres­i­dent of Gate­House Ven­tures and Pro­pel Mar­ket­ing. Mean­time, Gate­House named Diane Win­nemuller pub­lisher for the North­west Florida Daily News. She will also over­see sis­ter North­west Florida publi­ca­tions the Destin Log, Crestview News Bul­letin, Wal­ton Sun and Santa Rosa Press Gazette. She was pre­vi­ously pub­lisher of the Ashe­boro (N.C.) Courier-Tri­bune. Michael Burns was named pub­lisher of the River Val­ley News­pa­per Group in Wis­con­sin, which in­cludes the La Crosse Tri­bune, Wi­nona Daily News, Chippewa Her­ald and Dunn County News. He was pre­vi­ously the pub­lisher of the River­side (Calif.) Press-En­ter­prise. Ivor Tossell was named ed­i­to­rial prod­uct lead at Buz­zfeed. Lee En­ter­prises named Christo­pher Rush pub­lisher of The World in Coos Bay, Ore. He was pre­vi­ously pub­lisher of the Bartlesville (Okla.) Ex­am­iner-En­ter­prise since 2011. Ge­orge Troyano was named pres­i­dent and pub­lisher of The Jour­nal News in Westch­ester County, N.Y. He pre­vi­ously served as vice pres­i­dent of sales at the pa­per. Amy Dot­son-New­ton was named pub­lisher and advertising di­rec­tor of Gate­House Media Delaware. She is a vet­eran of the news­pa­per busi­ness and most re­cently serves as re­gional advertising di­rec­tor for the Philadelphia mar­ket of Dig­i­tal First Media. Marc Frons, chief in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer of The New York Times Co., left his po­si­tion at the end of June. He will aid in the tran­si­tion process and help search for a new CIO. Den­ver Post Pho­tog­ra­pher Craig Walker left the pa­per to join The Bos­ton Globe. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize win­ner and worked at The Post for 17 years. Bald­win Knauf and Rein­hart Siewert re­signed their seats on the su­per­vi­sory board of Koenig & Bauer AG at their own re­quest. Dr. Gisela Lanza, pro­fes­sor at the Karis­ruhe In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy and Carl Fer­di­nand Oetker, man­ag­ing part­ner of FO hold­ing and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Wink Ver­wal­tungs­ge­sellschaft, were named new mem­bers.

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