Ohio paper reporter Nearhood departs

Caitlin Nearhood, a reporter at Ohio-based daily newspaper The Sandusky Register, has left. Her tweet reads: “I’ll miss writing about education, but I’m excited about my upcoming move to Columbus. And I’ll still be here to connect with people and post local news stories.” Before joining the Register in May 2016, Nearhood was an education […]

Duo buying Washington state papers dedicated to ‘rejuvenating local journalism’

The following excerpt was sent out from yoursourceone.com: In a heartening turn for local journalism, the Seattle Times reports five newspapers in north-central Washington, that were on the brink of closure, have found new hope. Carol Forhan, the publisher of the Leavenworth Echo and its four sister publications, managed to keep these weeklies afloat against […]

Eight weeklies shutter in North Dakota

The following excerpt was sent out from usnews.com: Eight weekly newspapers in northeastern North Dakota have ceased publication with the closure of a century-old family business. Fordville-based Ness Press closed in early August. Ken Ness, who volunteered at the business his Norwegian immigrant father established in 1922, said “there was nobody to take it over. “And [it’s] […]

Aim Media Indiana to reduce print editions

The following excerpt was sent out from insideindianabusiness.com: Citing the affordability and flexibility of delivering information online, four newspapers owned by Aim Media Indiana LLC plan to reduce the number of print editions they publish each week. The Republic in Columbus, Daily Reporter in Greenfield and The Tribune in Seymour will publish print editions only […]

New York state paper appoints Harris Mohawk Valley and Finger Lakes local editor

The Utica Oberver-Dispatch, the largest newspaper in the Utica-Rome metropolitan area of New York state, has promoted Ed Harris to Mohawk Valley and Finger Lakes local editor. Previously, he has held the posts of news reporter and copy desk editor. Harris worked as an assignment desk editor at CBS, NBC and CW news channels. He […]

CNHI’s Alabama papers name Mayer general manager-editor

The following excerpt was sent out from Editor & Publisher: Tom Mayer, editor of CNHI’s Alabama newspapers, including The Cullman Times, The News Courier in Athens and St. Clair News-Aegis in Pell City, has been named general manager-editor of the group. The assignment became effective Monday, Aug. 7. Mayer succeeds Alabama group publisher Katherine Miller, […]

KERA News acquires Texas community newspaper

The following excerpt was sent out from keranews.org, an NPR outlet in North Texas: KERA has officially acquired The Denton Record-Chronicle, Denton County’s primary source of local news. As part of the acquisition through a wholly owned LLC subsidiary, the newspaper has converted to a nonprofit, within the KERA ecosystem, which also includes KERA TV, KERA News, KXT 91.7, […]

News Media Corp. sells Colorado papers

The following excerpt was sent out from Editor & Publisher: News Media Corporation has sold its Colorado cluster of newspapers to Louie Mullen. The sale included Valley Courier daily in Alamosa, Monte Vista Journal, The Del Norte Prospector, The Conejos County Citizen, Center Post-Dispatch, The Mineral County Miner, The South Fork Times and SLV Lifestyles. […]

Utah’s Daily Herald turns 150

The following excerpt was sent out from heraldextra.com: It is not often a newspaper, or any business for that matter, can celebrate 150 years of consecutive service to its community, but now the Daily Herald can. “Through all the diversity that newspapers have gone through over the past years, the Daily Herald has continued to […]

Oregonian to stop printing every day

The following excerpt was sent out from wweek.com: The Oregonian plans to stop printing a newspaper three days a week, reducing its editions to Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays—and leaving Portland without a daily paper for the first time in more than a century. The shrinking newspaper—which has run in print daily since 1881—will scrap its Monday, […]