Lauren Walck named executive editor of the Bradenton Herald

Lauren Walck has been named executive editor of the Bradenton Herald, starting Oct. 25. (more…)

Bill Barker joins Column as adviser

Column is excited to welcome Bill Barker as our latest adviser. (more…)

Through wars and hurricanes, Sylvan Strickland delivered the news in the 1940s

In the middle of a downpour in September 1941, before the rest of Tallahassee was even awake, Sylvan Strickland picked up 80 copies of the Florida State News. (more…)

Long-time Panama City News Herald publisher Tim Thompson announces retirement

Tim Thompson is leaving The Panama City News Herald, but won’t go very far.

For the former publisher and self-described “carpetbagger,” who has worked in the newspaper industry for more than 40 years in seven markets and multiple states, staying put is a new experience. (more…)

Palm Coast Observer adds their newest team member in the role of Engagement Specialist

We are pleased to announce that Kaesha Hagan is joining our team, taking on the new role of Engagement Specialist. Hagan’s goal will be to increase overall readership engagement and help our advertising partners prosper. (more…)

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…)

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