EDITORS IN THE NEWS
Trish Wilson, deputy Latin America and Caribbean editor for The Associated Press, has been named to the new position of international investigations editor for the news cooperative.
Wilson will work with reporters abroad and in Washington to develop in-depth and investigative projects to both break news and explain the world we live in. She will coordinate with AP's photo, multimedia, video and audio staffs to provide cross-format coverage of stories.
Her appointment was announced Friday, May 31, by John Daniszewski, the AP's senior managing editor for international news based in New York, and Sally Buzbee, the Washington bureau chief.
"Wilson brings deep experience as an investigative editor, broad knowledge of international affairs, and a track record of bringing out the best in reporters," said Daniszewski.
"We are excited by this opportunity to leverage AP's global footprint to dig out more important stories," Buzbee said.
For the past two years, Wilson has been based at AP's Latin American regional headquarters in Mexico City, running enterprise and investigative reporting and managing news coverage in English for the news cooperative's U.S. and international audience.
During her tenure, AP correspondent Alberto Arce won multiple journalism awards for his coverage of Honduras, including investigations of gang violence and suspected official killings.
Wilson, 52, is a former assistant managing editor for investigations, science and medicine at the Philadelphia Inquirer. There, she edited projects exposing corruption and dysfunction in the city, and serious problems at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the administration of President George W. Bush. The first project led to a referendum to abolish Philadelphia's tax agency, and the latter was a 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist.
Prior to the Inquirer, Wilson worked for nearly 13 years at the News & Observer in North Carolina, as an editor of medicine, science, education, the environment and religion. As a family issues reporter, she anchored a series about day-care safety that resulted in new state laws and revamped regulations.
Wilson earlier was a reporter at the Palm Beach Post and Fort Pierce Tribune in Florida.
A Nicaraguan-American, Wilson holds a bachelor of science degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a master of arts in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida, Gainesville.
Jan Larson McLaughlin, a reporter at the Sentinel-Tribune in Bowling Green, Ky.,for 29 years, has been named the newspaper's editor.
Sentinel-Tribune Publisher Karmen Concannon announced her hiring last week.
McLaughlin's appointment follows the death of editor David C. Miller on May 18. Miller began his career at the Sentinel-Tribune in 1971.
The 51-year-old McLaughlin has a degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and began her career as a photojournalist and reporter.
She has primarily covered Wood County government and county-related issues.
The Sentinel-Tribune has a daily circulation of 10,000.
Deputy editorial page editor Vincent Carroll was named editor Friday, May 31, of The Denver Post editorial page, where he will oversee print and online content for the daily opinion pages and the Sunday Perspective section.
He will replace Curtis Hubbard, who announced last week that he is leaving The Post to become a partner with OnSight Public Affairs.
Carroll joined The Post in 2009 after working for 19 years as the editorial page editor at the Rocky Mountain News.
Steve Prosinski, the editor of Montana's largest newspaper, The Billings Gazette, is leaving in mid-June after 13 years with the newspaper.
"I've had 13 exhilarating years helping the best team of journalists in the region do terrific and meaningful work," Prosinski said Thursday, May 30. "And now, I'm looking forward to some free time to travel, to spend time with family and friends and to explore more of our great Big Sky country."
During Prosinski's time at the newspaper, the Montana Newspaper Association named the Gazette (http://bit.ly/10MZ7sW ) the state's best large daily newspaper six times, including the last four years in a row. The Gazette has the largest circulation of any newspaper in Montana, according to the association.
Prosinski also served on the association's board of directors and the University of Montana School of Journalism Advisory Council, and was a juror for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize competition.
"I am very sad Steve is leaving Billings Gazette Communications," Gazette publisher Mike Gulledge said. "His excellent leadership skills coupled with a relentless focus to deliver strong local news will be missed. Steve is a top editor in our company and the industry, and I really enjoyed working with him."
Gulledge said the process of finding a new editor is underway.
The Hobbs (N.M.) News-Sun has appointed managing editor Todd Bailey as the southeastern New Mexico newspaper's new editor.
The Lake Charles, La.-based Shearman Corp. owns the Hobbs News-Sun, the Lake Charles American Press and the Trinidad Chronicle News in Colorado.
News-Sun Publisher Daniel Russell announced last week that the Hobbs-born Bailey would succeed him as editor after Russell recently was promoted to publisher.
Bailey began his career at the News-Sun in 1997 as a sportswriter and was promoted to sports editor in 2000. He later worked for the Santa Fe New Mexican as a sportswriter and editor. Bailey also served as a neighbors news editor for the Houston Chronicle before returning to the News-Sun in 2012.
Bailey said he was excited about becoming editor for a newspaper he grew up reading.