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J. David Ake, deputy bureau chief for vis­ual jour­nal­ism at e As­so­ci­ated Press Wash­ing­ton bureau, has been pro­moted to di­rec­tor of pho­tog­ra­phy for the AP.

NorCal Com­mu­nity News­pa­pers’ (NCN) Di­vi­sion Pub­lisher Jim Gleim an­nounced the ap­point­ment of Jack F. K. Bun­gart to the po­si­tion of group ed­i­tor, Solano County Pub­li­ca­tions. In this ca­pac­ity, Bun­gart will serve as ed­i­tor at e Re­porter in Va­cav­ille and e Times-Her­ald in Vallejo (Cal­i­for­nia). Gleim also an­nounced the ap­point­ment of Melissa Mur­phy, cur­rently manag­ing ed­i­tor at e Re­porter, to lead the news­room at the Santa Cruz Sentinel, NCN’s largest prop­erty.

e Poyn­ter In­sti­tute an­nounced Tom Jones as its new se­nior me­dia writer. Jones, an award-win­ning Tampa Bay Times sports colum­nist, will join Poyn­ter in Jan­uary.

Wanda Moeller has been ap­pointed ed­i­tor/pub­lisher of El De­fen­sor Chief­tain (New Mex­ico). She suc­ceeds Scott Turner, who re­cently an­nounced he will join the news­room at the Al­bu­querque Jour­nal.

Moeller has worked in vir­tu­ally every as­pect of oper­a­tions dur­ing her 35-plus years in the news­pa­per in­dus­try.

Josiah Pol­lard Rowe III, who for­merly owned and pub­lished his fam­ily’s news­pa­per, e Free Lance-Star, and served as Fred­er­icks­burg (Vir­ginia) mayor, died re­cently at his home. He was 90. Rowe grew up set­ting lino­type for the news­pa­per af­ter school, and could re­cite a lino­type key­board hor­i­zon­tally and ver­ti­cally long af­ter­ward. When their fa­ther died in 1949, Rowe and brother Charles were called home to man­age the news­pa­per. Un­der the Rowes’ lead­er­ship, e Free Lance-Star’s cir­cu­la­tion grew from 6,437 to a high of 50,000 as a seven-day news­pa­per, and the busi­ness was ex­panded to in­clude WFLS ra­dio and fred­er­icks­burg.com.

John Hale has been named pub­lisher of the Her­ald-Star (Ohio) and e Weir­ton Daily Times.

Sa­muel E. “Sam” Roberts, 87, third-gen­er­a­tion pub­lisher of e Lin­coln County News (New­cas­tle, Maine) from 1966 to 1992, has died.

e News Ad­ver­tis­ing Coali­tion has named John Newby ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor. Newby pre­vi­ously served as pub­lisher of e Musko­gee Phoenix (Ok­la­homa) and e Times (Ot­tawa, Illinois). Prior to that, he honed his skills in cir­cu­la­tion and mar­ket­ing at e Dis­patch and Rock Is­land Ar­gus (Mo­line, Illinois) and across sev­eral prop­er­ties in Utah and Iowa. He is also the founder of the 360 Me­dia Al­liance, a news­pa­per trade or­ga­ni­za­tion with a fo­cus on au­di­ence and dis­tri­bu­tion in­no­va­tion.

El­iz­a­beth Wal­ters and Chris Kie er have been named to lead the North­east Mis­sis­sippi Daily Jour­nal’s news de­part­ment. Wal­ters will serve as daily ed­i­tor and dig­i­tal ed­i­tor, while Kie er was named opin­ion ed­i­tor and Sun­day sec­tion ed­i­tor. ey will work to­gether to di­vide the ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.

Ni­cole Car­roll, ed­i­tor in chief of USA To­day, has been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board, Columbia Uni­ver­sity an­nounced. e 19-mem­ber Pulitzer Board com­prises mainly lead­ing jour­nal­ists or news ex­ec­u­tives from me­dia out­lets across the U.S., as well as ve aca­demics or peo­ple in the arts.

James Strauss, the for­mer pub­lisher of the Great Falls Tri­bune, has been named the pub­lisher of the Mis­sou­lian and the Ravalli Repub­lic news­pa­pers. Strauss suc­ceeds Mike Gulledge, who an­nounced in Septem­ber he was leav­ing Lee En­ter­prises due to health con­cerns. Gulledge was a com­pany vice pres­i­dent and pub­lisher of e Billings Gazette, as well. Strauss re­signed from the Tri­bune in April af­ter serv­ing 15 years as pres­i­dent and pub­lisher of Great Falls Me­dia, which is owned by Gan­nett. He was ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor of the me­dia com­pany from 1995 to 2003.

Ed­win Eisendrath, the for­mer al­der­man who part­nered with la­bor unions and oth­ers to buy the Chicago SunTimes last year, re­signed as CEO of Sun-Times Me­dia in late Oc­to­ber. Eisendrath ex­panded the pa­per’s dig­i­tal and video jour­nal­ism, in­creased news­room di­ver­sity and presided over the sale of the Chicago Reader af­ter con­tro­versy in­volv­ing the alt-weekly’s man­age­ment and sta .

In­di­anapo­lis Star colum­nist Matt Tully has died at 49.

Tim Grieve, vice pres­i­dent of News for Mc­Clatchy, an­nounced that he would step down from his po­si­tion fol­low­ing the midterm elec­tions. He will be mov­ing to a “new ven­ture in the me­dia space,” ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from Mc­Clatchy. As vice pres­i­dent of News, Grieve over­sees the com­pany’s news­rooms and news strate­gies.

Todd Sears was named pres­i­dent and pub­lisher of the Omaha World-Her­ald, be­com­ing the sev­enth per­son to serve in that role in the news­pa­per’s his­tory. is marks a re­turn to BH Me­dia Group for Sears. He served as vice pres­i­dent of ad­ver­tis­ing and rev­enue de­vel­op­ment at the Rich­mond Times-Dis­patch from 2014 to 2016. Be­fore that, he was di­rec­tor of ad­ver­tis­ing at the Press of At­lantic City in New Jer­sey. Both pub­li­ca­tions are part of BH Me­dia Group.

John J. Jor­dan III has been named vice pres­i­dent of Dig­i­tal for BH Me­dia Group. Jor­dan will be charged with lead­ing the trans­for­ma­tion of BH Me­dia’s news and ad­ver­tis­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions with a dig­i­tal- rst ap­proach that will in­crease au­di­ence and rev­enue. Jor­dan most re­cently served as ex­ec­u­tive vice present of part­ner de­vel­op­ment with Ven­dasta, a Cana­dian provider of dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing ser­vice.

Joe Bat­tis­toni has been ap­pointed gen­eral man­ager of e Times Me­dia Co. (Mun­ster, In­di­ana). Bat­tis­toni joined e Times in 2014 and has served as vice pres­i­dent of sales and mar­ket­ing since 2015. Bat­tis­toni will con­tinue as Times vice pres­i­dent of sales and mar­ket­ing and will now work more closely with the cir­cu­la­tion and oper­a­tions de­part­ments.

Rob Gal­loway has been named pub­lisher of e RecordCourier (Gard­nerville, Nevada). Gal­loway also serves as pub­lisher of e Ta­hoe Tri­bune in South Lake Ta­hoe.

Jim Kirk has been named to the newly cre­ated po­si­tion of pub­lisher and ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor of Crain’s Chicago Busi­ness.

Lee En­ter­prises an­nounced that Davis Tay­lor would be­come pub­lisher of the Napa Val­ley Reg­is­ter in Napa ef­fec­tive Nov. 1. Tay­lor will con­tinue to serve as pub­lisher of

e Sentinel in Hanford, Cal­i­for­nia. He suc­ceeds Brenda Speth, who has left the com­pany. Tay­lor was named pub­lisher of e Sentinel in 2013 af­ter serv­ing as sales and mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor for Gan­nett’s Times-Delta Me­dia Group. He also was a di­rec­tor of na­tional, lo­cal and tar­get mar­ket­ing sales teams at e Seat­tle Times.

e Poyn­ter In­sti­tute an­nounced that Katy By­ron, for­mer Snapchat manag­ing ed­i­tor and CNN pro­ducer, is the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s rst Me­di­aWise ed­i­tor and pro­gram man­ager. Me­di­aWise is a mul­ti­fac­eted project aimed at help­ing teenagers sort fact from ction on­line. Poyn­ter launched Me­di­aWise in March with an in­vest­ment from Google. org and part­ner­ships with the Stan­ford Grad­u­ate School of Ed­u­ca­tion His­tory Ed­u­ca­tion Group, Lo­cal Me­dia As­so­ci­a­tion and the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion for Me­dia Lit­er­acy Ed­u­ca­tion (NAMLE).

Stacy Briggs, a for­mer ed­i­tor at e In­tel­li­gencer and Bucks County Courier Times (Penn­syl­va­nia), has died at 74.

Don­ald R. Seaton, who fol­lowed in the foot­steps of his fa­ther and grand­fa­ther as a stew­ard of com­mu­nity news­pa­pers in Amer­ica’s heart­land, has died at the age of 77. Seaton, who was fa­mil­iar with Hast­ings Tri­bune (Ne­braska) oper­a­tions from the time he was a boy, o cially started his ca­reer with the news­pa­per in 1967. He be­came as­so­ciate pub­lisher in 1971, then pub­lisher in 1974 fol­low­ing the death of his fa­ther, Fred A. Seaton.

Shan­non Casas, a mem­ber of e Times (Gainesville, Ge­or­gia) news­room sta for 12 years, has been named as ed­i­tor in chief for the pa­per and its web­site. Casas most re­cently was di­rec­tor of con­tent for e Times, hav­ing pre­vi­ously served as manag­ing ed­i­tor, metro ed­i­tor and as­sis­tant life ed­i­tor. She re­places Keith Al­bert­son, who left the news­pa­per ear­lier this month af­ter a 33-year ca­reer with e Times.

At its 133rd an­nual meet­ing in Chicago, the In­land Press As­so­ci­a­tion elected Doug Phares, COO of San­dusky News­pa­pers in San­dusky, Ohio, as its pres­i­dent for the 2018–2019 term. Cory Bollinger, vice pres­i­dent of pub-

lish­ing for Schurz Com­mu­ni­ca­tions in Mishawaka, In­di­ana, was elected the as­so­ci­a­tion’s pres­i­dent-elect. At the same meet­ing, the In­land Press Foun­da­tion elected Jeremy Hal­bre­ich, the CEO of AIM Me­dia Man­age­ment in Dal­las, Texas, as pres­i­dent for the 2018–2019 term. Other elec­tions were also held at the meet­ing.

Tyler Miller, pub­lisher of the In­de­pen­dent Record in He­lena and the Mon­tana Stan­dard in Butte, stepped down from that po­si­tion to pur­sue other op­por­tu­ni­ties in the He­lena area. He has been re­placed by Anita Fas­ben­der, who joined the In­de­pen­dent Record in 1991.

Jerry Wolkowitz, a long­time EMT and jour­nal­ist, has died nearly six months af­ter a bru­tal, al­legedly racially mo­ti­vated beat­ing left him on life sup­port. He was 56. Wolkowitz was a free­lancer who of­ten con­trib­uted to the As­bury Park Press (New Jer­sey).

Tom Wi­ley has been named pres­i­dent of Cap­i­tal News­pa­pers and pub­lisher of the Wis­con­sin State Jour­nal, tak­ing over for John Hu­menik. Lee En­ter­prises owns half of Cap­i­tal News­pa­pers, which pub­lishes the State Jour­nal, e Cap­i­tal Times and sev­eral other news­pa­pers. Hu­menik, who served dou­ble duty in Madi­son as pub­lisher of the State Jour­nal and Lee vice pres­i­dent of news, will now be vice pres­i­dent of news full time. He will con­tinue to work out of Madi­son. Wi­ley has been Lee's cor­po­rate di­rec­tor of sales and mar­ket­ing since 2017, his se­cond stint with the com­pany af­ter join­ing Lee in 2003, be­com­ing vice pres­i­dent of sales for me­dia oper­a­tions in St. Louis from 2005 to 2010.

e As­so­ci­ated Press has ap­pointed Julie Tucker, a mar­ket­ing ex­ec­u­tive with ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in me­dia, to head the news agency’s global mar­ket­ing oper­a­tions.

Hous­ton Chron­i­cle ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor Nancy Barnes, who led the news­pa­per to its rst Pulitzer Prize, has been named se­nior vice pres­i­dent of News for Na­tional Pub­lic Ra­dio.

Linda Kay, a pi­o­neer­ing Chicago Tri­bune sports­writer and colum­nist, died af­ter a bout with can­cer. She was 66.

Matt DeRienzo has been named vice pres­i­dent of news and dig­i­tal con­tent for Hearst Con­necti­cut Me­dia. DeRienzo will be over­see­ing the group’s eight daily and 13 weekly news­pa­pers, along with their 21 news web­sites.

Robert C. “Bob” Tong, who be­gan de­liv­er­ing the Marin In­de­pen­dent Jour­nal (Cal­i­for­nia) as a pa­per boy and went on to be­come an award-win­ning pho­to­jour­nal­ist and head of the photo de­part­ment, re­cently died. He was 58.

Dave Gil­more has been named vice pres­i­dent of sales for im­PRES­Sions World­wide. Gil­more will be re­spon­si­ble for sales in North Amer­ica and will re­main based in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

Robert Pi­narski has been named gen­eral man­ager of the Ob­server-Re­porter (Penn­syl­va­nia). e an­nounce­ment came from Perry Nardo, re­gional pub­lisher for Og­den News­pa­pers. e com­pany re­cently took own­er­ship of the Ob­server-Re­porter. Pi­narski pre­vi­ously served as pub­lisher of the Her­ald-Stan­dard of Union­town and the Greene County Mes­sen­ger in Way­nes­burg. Ca­role DeAn­gelo has been named ad­ver­tis­ing di­rec­tor at the Ob­server-Re­porter.

Grace Dal­molin has been pro­moted to Ob­server-Re­porter dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing man­ager. Dal­molin works for the com­pany her fam­ily owned for 116 years. “I was ex­cited to join the fam­ily news­pa­per, but I also wanted to be in­volved with some­thing new,” said the daugh­ter of Tom Northrop, the long­time pub­lisher of Ob­server Pub­lish­ing, which has been sold to Wheel­ing-based Og­den News­pa­pers.

e Al­bany Her­ald (Ge­or­gia) has ap­pointed Carl­ton Fletcher ed­i­tor of e Her­ald and Al­banyHer­ald.com, and sales trainer Heather Har­ri­son has been pro­moted to re­tail sales man­ager.

Michael McCarter has been named ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor for the Evansville Courier & Press and Hen­der­son Gleaner (In­di­ana). He suc­ceeds for­mer ed­i­tor Ge­orge Spohr, who died in July from can­cer at age 37.

Karen An­dreas has been elected pres­i­dent of the Massachusetts News­pa­per Pub­lish­ers As­so­ci­a­tion. An­dreas Is re­gional pub­lisher of e Salem News and North of Bos­ton Me­dia Group,

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