Mandy Jenkins named general manager of The Compass Experiment 6/11/19

McClatchy has named Mandy Jenkins as general manager of The Compass Experiment. Jenkins will lead a three-year effort to explore new sustainable models for local news. She will start in this new role beginning June 17.


GateHouse names new national news editor based in Austin 6/11/19

GateHouse Media's Center for News & Design has named Matt Leclercq as its new national news editor.

In his new role, Leclercq will develop, implement and oversee long-term national content strategies and day-to-day communication, coordination and execution of those plans.


Eric Walker named news editor in Mayfield, Ky. 6/11/19

A familiar face will soon lead the news operations for The Mayfield (Ky.) Messenger and Eric Walker has been named news editor and will oversee the newsroom functions beginning July 1.

Current Editor Tom Berry will retire from the newspaper on June 30.


Doug Phares steps down as CEO of the Sandusky News Group 6/4/19

Doug Phares said June 3 he will be leaving his role as CEO of the Sandusky News Group later in the week.


Interlink names new sales manager 6/3/19

Interlink has named Laura Streelman as sales manager. Streelman most recently served as Interlink's product manager, where she directed the production and launch of True Newspaper Mail, the industry's first newspaper-specific, cloud-based mailing system.


Todd Benz named regional publisher for papers in Burlington, Lexington and Asheboro 6/3/19

Todd Benz has been named group publisher for The Dispatch in Lexington, N.C., The Times-News in Burlington and The Courier-Tribune in Asheboro, Lucy Talley, regional vice president of GateHouse Media, announced Thursday.


Paxton Media Group acquires Log Cabin Democrat 6/3/19

Paxton Media Group has purchased the Log Cabin Democrat, a daily newspaper in Conway, Ark., along with three Arkansas weeklies in Clinton, Heber Springs and Newport, according to Randy Cope, managing director of Cribb, Greene & Cope, who represented GateHouse Media in the sale. Cribb, Greene & Cope is a leading merger and acquisition firm with offices in Virginia, Arkansas, Montana and California.


Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor Chris Roush takes role at Conn. university 5/30/19

Chris Roush, Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, has been named dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University.

Roush, 54, begins July 22 in his new role at Quinnipiac, a private university in Connecticut with about 10,000 students.


Jennifer Greer named dean of College of Communication and Information 5/30/19

By Meg Mills, University of Kentucky

Jennifer D. Greer has been named dean of the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information, which houses the Department of Communication, the School of Journalism and Media, the Department of Integrated Strategic Communication, the School of Information Science, and the Graduate Program in Communication.


McClatchy elevates Kristin Roberts to vice president of news 5/28/19

McClatchy has named Kristin Roberts vice president of news. She will lead a newly-expanded News group that comprises the company's 30 newsrooms across 14 states, news operations and McClatchy Studios, the company's long-form audio and video documentary production unit.