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Re­becca Blu­men­stein was named deputy man­ag­ing ed­i­tor of The New York Times. She was pre­vi­ously deputy ed­i­tor of The Wall Street Jour­nal.

Steve Kan­dell was named site di­rec­tor of Esquire.com. He was pre­vi­ously ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor of features for Buz­zFeed.

Ed­die Tyner was named re­gional pres­i­dent of Gan­nett Co., based in Cincin­nati. He was pre­vi­ously se­nior vice pres­i­dent of en­ter­prise dealer part­ner­ships with Cox Au­to­mo­tive.

Peter Ligouri, pres­i­dent and CEO of Tri­bune Me­dia Com­pany, will step down from his po­si­tion in March. Peter M. Kern will serve as in­terim CEO. Kern is cur­rently a Tri­bune Me­dia Com­pany board mem­ber.

Phil Til­ley was named sales man­ager for Har­land Si­mon’s U.S. team. He was pre­vi­ously with Goss In­ter­na­tional in a va­ri­ety of se­nior engi­neer­ing, cus­tomer ser­vice and sales man­age­ment roles.

Cather­ine Porter was named Toronto bureau chief for The New York Times. She was pre­vi­ously a colum­nist for the Toronto Star.

Tom Mo­lam­phy was named in­dus­trial ink busi­ness de­vel­op­ment man­ager for Agfa Graph­ics North Amer­ica. He was pre­vi­ously prin­ci­pal of Nuasell, a tech­ni­cal and mar­ket­ing con­sul­tancy.

Craig For­man was named CEO of McClatchy Co. He was pre­vi­ously an ex­ec­u­tive at Ya­hoo and EarthLink.

Peter Meyer, re­gional vice pres­i­dent for GateHouse Me­dia and pres­i­dent and pub­lisher of the com­pany’s busi­nesses on Cape Cod and South Coast, Mas­sachusetts will as­sume ad­di­tional lead­er­ship for GateHouse Me­dia New Eng­land.

Lu­cien De Scham­phe­laere died on Jan­uary 20. He was 85. De Scham­phe­laere founded Xeikon in 1988 af­ter 40 years with Agfa-Ge­vaert.

New York Times named David Per­pich pres­i­dent and gen­eral man­ager of its product rec­om­men­da­tion site, Wire­cut­ter. Per­pich was pre­vi­ously se­nior vice pres­i­dent of product for The New York Times.

John Pourt­less was named dig­i­tal me­dia sales man­ager for ProI­mage. Pourt­less pre­vi­ously held po­si­tions as busi­ness de­vel­op­ment man­ager for Atex Me­dia Com­mand, as well as sales di­rec­tor for Ba­se­view/Me­di­aS­pan (now News­cy­cle So­lu­tions).

Kenny Stocker will head up V Dig­i­tal Ser­vices’ new Seat­tle of­fice. He was pre­vi­ously pub­lisher of Seat­tle Weekly.

Clay Chan­dler was named ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor in­ter­na­tional of Time Inc. Most re­cently, Chan­dler was di­rec­tor, se­nior strate­gist at The Bar­ren­rock Group, a Hong Kong-based con­sul­tancy group he founded in 2014.

Cap­i­tal New York co-founders Josh Ben­son and Tom McGev­eran are leav­ing Politico. Ben­son and McGev­eran sold Cap­i­tal New York to Politico in 2013.

Ajit Pai was named chair­man of the Fed­eral Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Com­mis­sion. He was pre­vi­ously the se­nior Repub­li­can on the com­mis­sion nom­i­nated by Bar­rack Obama in 2012.

Dan Crock­well was named re­gional cir­cu­la­tion di­rec­tor for Courier-Post news­pa­pers in North Cen­tral Mis­souri. He was pre­vi­ously pub­lisher of the Mon­roe County Ap­peal and The Ralls County Her­ald-En­ter­prise.

Emily Du­gan was named se­nior na­tional re­porter for Buz­zFeed UK. She is cur­rently chief re­porter at The In­de­pen­dent. Mean­time, Alex Spence was named se­nior po­lit­i­cal cor­re­spon­dent for the on­line me­dia com­pany. He was pre­vi­ously Euro­pean cor­re­spon­dent for Politico.

James Wild­man was named CEO and pres­i­dent of Hearst Mag­a­zines UK. He was pre­vi­ously chief rev­enue of­fi­cer of Trin­ity Mir­ror.

Mike Dis­tel­horst, GateHouse group pub­lisher for Coastal North Carolina, was named pub­lisher of the StarNews in Wilmington, North Carolina. He will con­tinue to over­see the seven other news­pa­pers and other pub­li­ca­tions in the group.

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