Hannibal Courier-Post publisher Mike Murphy was named Gatehouse Media’s vice president of operations for the state of Missouri, the company announced last week. Murphy has been the company’s senior group publisher in North Central Missouri since 2014, responsible for newspapers in Hannibal, Mexico, Moberly, Boonville, Chillicothe, Brook eld and Kirksville.
Susan Leath, regional president and publisher of e News Journal, e Daily Times in Salisbury and 10 weeklies along the Delaware coast and the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia, resigned ursday to pursue other opportunities.
e Associated Press has named Wendy Benjaminson a senior leader in its Washington bureau, to a role directing coverage of the cooperative’s national reporting teams.
Chris Kinsler was named editor of e Frederick NewsPost (Maryland).
Brian Porter, publisher of the Brush News-Tribune and Brush Beet Express (Colorado), was additionally named publisher of the Fort Morgan Times and Fort Morgan Weekly this week by Prairie Mountain Publishing President and CEO Albert Manzi.
AMG/Parade announced Scot Dalquist as vice president of the Newspaper Relations Group, focusing on the Western U.S. newspaper partners.
Boston Globe CEO Doug Franklin has resigned after citing nancial strains and disagreements with publisher and owner John W. Henry as the motivating reasons for his departure. He will be succeeded by Vinay Mehra, formerly CFO for Politico.
Greg Sukiennik is now the managing editor of New England Newspaper’s Vermont newspapers the Bennington Banner, Brattleboro Reformer and Manchester Journal.
Kelly Mirt has been named publisher and vice president of advertising for e Wichita Eagle. Mirt comes to e Eagle from another McClatchy newspaper, the Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer, where he has been vice president of advertising since January 2012
Madeleine Leroux has been named managing editor of the El Dorado News-Times, according to general manager Ronnie Bell.
Dana Canedy, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former senior editor at e New York Times, has been named administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes.
Marisa Kollias, a former spokeswoman for Chicago SunTimes owner Wrapports, has been hired as vice president of corporate communications for Chicago Tribune parent company tronc.
Matthew W. Barzun, former U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, has been appointed to the board of directors of Gannett Co., e ective as of July 1, 2017. His appointment expands Gannett’s board to eleven members.
Nicole Cooke has been named the editor of the Sedalia Democrat (Sedalia, Missouri).
Robert Huschka resigned as executive editor of the Detroit Free Press after less than two years in the job, the newspaper reported Friday morning.
Dan McDonald has been named publisher of the Minot Daily News. McDonald comes to the Minot Daily News from the Daily Press in Escanaba, Michigan, an Ogden Publishing Corporation newspaper, where he was publisher for the past eight years. Jake Aaron, a sales consultant of the Daily Mountain Eagle ( Jasper, Alabama) for the past four years, has been promoted to advertising director.
Star Tribune Media Co. announced it has named Derek Simmons its chief creative o cer to lead development of innovative print and digital solutions that showcase the Star Tribune’s acclaimed journalism.
Will Weibert has been named publisher of the Sedalia Democrat (Sedalia, Missouri).