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.