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New publisher in Birmingham

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by slappy4428, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Anyone have insight?

    Pam Siddall named publisher of The Birmingham News
    By Birmingham News
    January 04, 2010, 10:00AM
    Pam Siddall, a Phenix City, Ala., native who has spent the past two years as publisher of The Wichita Eagle in Kansas, is the new president and publisher of The Birmingham News.

    Pam Siddall.jpgPhenix City native Pam Siddall has been named publisher of The Birmingham News.Siddall will begin work in Birmingham on Jan. 11, said Ricky Mathews, president of Advance Alabama/Mississippi newspapers. The group includes The News and The Huntsville Times, as well as The Mississippi Press in Pascagoula and the Press-Register in Mobile, where Mathews serves as president and publisher.

    Siddall succeeds Victor Hanson III, who retired as president and publisher of The News at the end of November.
    Siddall, 41, is a summa cum laude graduate of Columbus State University in Columbus, Ga. She began her newspaper career as chief financial officer at the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. She worked as CFO and vice president at The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph, then returned to the Ledger-Enquirer as vice president and general manager. She served as president and publisher of the Columbus paper for more than three years before being named president and publisher of The Wichita Eagle in November of 2007.
  2. fishhack2009

    fishhack2009 Active Member

    A bean counter.

    This will end well....
  3. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Not a shred of any background in journalism?
  4. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    it doesn't matter. everybody will have taken buyouts by the time she's on board instead of waiting around to be laid off.
  5. Pencil Dick

    Pencil Dick Member

    I'm told by someone who works there the publisher of the Huntsville Times turns 62 in April and this is his 30th year with Newhouse. Says the current pub recently opted NOT to re-up his company-paid membership to the North Alabama's most elite country club.

    Will be real interesting to see if that position gets filled if/when he retires or if the new overlord on the Gulf Coast tries to run a paper at the opposite end of the state.
  6. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    A company-paid country club membership amid budget cuts and staff reductions through buyouts?

  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    But, but, if you don't offer the country club membership, no one will want the job!
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