Media Moves

Adlerstein appointed editor of The Star

February 26, 2021

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

David M. Adlerstein

Veteran journalist David M. Adlerstein who has been steering the Apalachicola Times for the past two decades, will be expanding those duties to take the helm at The Star as editor.

Adlerstein succeeds long-time colleague, Tim Croft, in the role.

Adlerstein, reporter and editor since 2002 at the Times, a weekly newspaper serving Franklin County, Florida, has added Gulf County to his assignment, and will oversee both the Star and the Times as editor.

These two weeklies, along with the Holmes County Times-Advertiser and Washington County News, were recently purchased by Neves Media Publishing from Gannett Media Corp.

Group publisher Nicole Barefield said:

“I’m pleased to confirm David Adlerstein as the editor of the Star, a role he’s managed admirably the past several months, as well as the Apalachicola Times. David’s extensive background in covering these Panhandle communities and recognized experience as a skilled journalist make him a perfect fit for expanding not only our local coverage, but also presence in both Gulf and Franklin counties.”

Adlerstein has also worked as a business reporter at South Florida Business Journal and was an associate editor Florida Medical Business. He was also editor, Bellville Star at Civitas Media.

Adlerstein added:

“Working in a place that can boast of one of the state’s earliest dailies, dating back to 1836, and for a newspaper that is among Florida’s oldest continuous operating weeklies means living up to a rich tradition.

“The future may bring ever more digital sophistication to the task, but the job remains essentially the same as it was in the 19th century, to bring readers a vivid and accurate picture of events in their local community, a link to their past and a voice in their future. I look forward to working closely with the Gulf County community to ensure that its local news, and character, shines through The Star’s pages.”

Adlerstein is a B.A. in English and history from Brandeis University.

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