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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).

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