Former Society of American Business Editors and Writers executive director Warren Watson is returning to daily journalism.
Watson will join the Alton Telegraph, a seven-day newspaper, as executive editor. He will start in early April.
The paper is owned by Civitas Media, which owns about 100 newspapers, based in Davidson, N.C.
It represents a return to daily newspaper leadership for Watson. He has held top news positions in Peabody, Mass.; Waterville, Maine; and Augusta, Maine. He also was managing editor of the Portland (Maine) Press Herald, as part of a 42-year career in newspapers, education and associations.
Watson was executive director of SABEW from September 2009 until July 1, 2014.
He is the author of “Surviving Journalism,” to be published by Marion Street Press later this year.