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Industry news from the past week

Wednesday, August 24, 2016   (0 Comments)
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A look at some industry news from the past week.

The Tennessean to sell longtime Nashville offices

The Tennessean is putting its longtime offices in downtown Nashville up for sale. The newspaper reports (http://tnne.ws/2bODpVH) that no price has been named for the 10-acre property located in the Gulch neighborhood. Laura Hollingsworth, president of The Tennessean and USA Today Network -Tennessee, says the Gannett-owned newspaper plans to move news, business and sales operations to a new space in Nashville that has yet to be identified.

VMS publisher heading to El Paso

After nearly four years as publisher of the Valley Morning Star in Harlingen, Texas, Lilia Castillo Jones will be moving to another Texas town. Early next month, Jones will head to work for Gannett/USA Today Network as President of the El Paso Times & Texas/New Mexico Partnership, overseeing the company’s paper in El Paso and other properties in New Mexico.

New Tribune owner says Huntsman Sr. will have role at paper

The wealthy new owner of The Salt Lake Tribune says his father, Utah billionaire and industrialist Jon Huntsman Sr., will serve in a role at the newspaper as chairman emeritus. Deputy editor Tim Fitzpatrick says Tribune publisher Paul Huntsman made the announcement with his father during a meeting with the newspaper's staff and new editor, Jennifer Napier-Pearce. After purchasing the paper in May, Huntsman made his first major editorial staffing change last month by replacing longtime editor Terry Orme.

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