|EDITORS IN THE NEWS|
Kathryn Brown appointed East Oregonian publisher
Kathryn Brown has been appointed publisher of the East Oregonian and the Hermiston Herald.
Brown replaces Tom Brown, who is retiring but will remain on the board of directors of the East Oregonian Publishing Co. (now EO Media Group), one of a dwindling number of family-owned newspaper chains in the United States. Kathryn Brown and Tom Brown are not related.
The East Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/UerBsg) that Kathryn Brown is currently the associate publisher of the newspaper, which has been owned by her family for four generations. She had a previous career in nursing and served in the Peace Corps in Africa.
General manager Bob Carruth will add the title associate publisher.
Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune gets new editor
The executive editor of the Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore., has been named executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
The Florida newspaper announced on its website recently (http://bit.ly/Ts8k8c) that 54-year-old Bill Church, who is a member of the APME board, will begin work at the Herald-Tribune on Jan. 24. He replaces Mike Connelly, who left in October to lead the newsroom at The Buffalo (N.Y.) News.
Church has more than 20 years of experience with Gannett Co. Inc. and has been the executive editor at the Statesman Journal since June 2006.
In 2010, the Statesman Journal was an Associated Press Media Editors Innovator of the Year finalist for its use of social networking in reporting.
The Herald-Tribune is owned by the Halifax Media Group.
Fresno (Calif.) Bee names new publisher, president
Tom Cullinan has been named president and publisher of The Fresno Bee.
The newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/U2Gei6) the McClatchy Company made the announcement Thursday. Cullinan had been serving as interim publisher of the paper since November, when former publisher William H. Fleet left.
Cullinan is a 28-year employee of the newspaper and has served as its vice president of circulation since 2000. He is a native of Detroit and a second-generation newspaper executive.
Sixty-one-year-old Cullinan got his start in the newspaper industry at the Detroit Free Press in 1969, working in the production department and later in circulation. He joined the Fresno newspaper in 1984 as circulation manager.
This year, he led the effort to introduce the Bee's digital subscription program. The newspaper also recently named a new executive editor, former editorial page editor Jim Boren.
McGrory named Boston Globe editor, replaces Baron
The Boston Globe has named its deputy managing editor for local news, Brian McGrory, as its new editor.
McGrory, 51, succeeds Martin Baron, who became editor of the Washington Post, the Globe said.
"Brian has distinguished himself throughout his career," the Globe's publisher, Christopher Mayer, said. "He will continue to emphasize the accountability reporting that has been the Globe's trademark, combined with narrative storytelling that gives readers a strong sense of our unique community."
McGrory oversaw an investigation of state government that led to resignations and indictments of officials including a former House speaker convicted of corruption charges last year. He said his goal is "to inject even more urgency" into the newspaper.
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