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.