The following excerpt was sent out from Editor & Publisher:
James Briggs, general manager-advertising director of the Ashtabula (Ohio) Star Beacon, has been promoted to publisher of the newspaper, effective Monday, Aug. 7.
He succeeds Sharon Sorg, who has served as publisher since 2019. She will continue in her position as regional executive for CNHI, the Star Beacon’s parent company.
Briggs joined the Star Beacon in August of 2019 as advertising director, and took on the duties of the general manager 18 months ago. He previously worked as an Ohio newspaper executive in Columbus and Circleville.
“I want to continue the fair and balanced approach the Star Beacon is known for in presenting the news,” Briggs said. “I believe readers appreciate that policy.”