Byron Dobson named Community Editor of Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee Democrat senior writer and newsroom veteran Byron Dobson has been named Community Editor of the newspaper and online news site, Editor William Hatfield announced Friday.

Among other duties, he will oversee the paper’s Opinion pages, relaunch an internship program for students at Florida A&M University’s School of Journalism & Graphic Communication and assist in editing local news. (more…)

Florida Weekly names new Fort Myers editor

Florida Weekly, publisher of nine newspapers throughout the state, has a new Fort Myers editor.

Eric Raddatz, an award-winning journalist and a longtime Cape Coral resident, has been named editor of Fort Myers Florida Weekly, the company’s flagship newspaper.

He replaces Betty Wells, who has moved to the position of managing editor, overseeing all Florida Weekly publications. (more…)

Assistant Dean Mira Lowe named Dean of FAMU School of Journalism & Graphic Communication

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) today announced that Mira Lowe, assistant dean for student experiences and director of the Innovation News Center (INC), will be departing to become Dean of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication at Florida A&M University (FAMU). She will assume her new role on Oct. 22. (more…)

Mulligan retires as Chronicle publisher

Gerard “Gerry” Mulligan, who has led the Citrus County Chronicle in some fashion for more than four decades, is retiring as publisher effective the end of day Friday, Aug. 6. (more…)

AP appoints Daisy Veerasingham as agency’s president and CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press appointed Daisy Veerasingham, its executive vice president and chief operating officer, as the news cooperative’s president and CEO on Tuesday, setting her up to replace the retiring Gary Pruitt at the beginning of next year. (more…)

‘A star among stars’: Tampa Bay Newspapers publisher Dan Autrey retires

SEMINOLE — In simple terms, Tampa Bay Newspapers publisher Dan Autrey explained the reason for his success while at the helm of community papers for many years. (more…)

Emily Walsh named president of Observer Media Group

Emily Walsh has been named president of the Observer Media Group, continuing a multigenerational lineage at the helm of the Florida media company. (more…)

The Executive Editor At The ‘Miami Herald’ Responded Publicly To A Racist Email

Miami Herald Executive Editor Monica Richardson could have discarded a racist email she received from a reader without a second thought. (more…)

CNI announces new leadership

After 32 years of guiding Community Newspapers Inc. (CNI), co-owners Tom Wood and Dink NeSmith are turning over the corporate leadership to new co-chief executive officers. (more…)

Jennifer Orsi named executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Florida regional editor

Veteran Florida newspaper editor Jennifer Orsi is joining the USA TODAY Network as executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Florida regional editor, overseeing 18 Gannett-owned daily newspapers in the state. (more…)

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