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Next stop toward consolidation or sale in Ala./Miss.?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Pencil Dick, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Pencil Dick

    Pencil Dick Member

    Interested to get others' thoughts. Pretty sure there are some posters who work for the affected publications.


    Ricky Mathews, former president and publisher of the Sun Herald newspaper in south Mississippi, was named president and publisher of the Press-Register in Mobile and the Mississippi Press in Pascagoula effective immediately.

    Mathews was also named president of Advance Alabama/Mississippi and will assume oversight responsibility for the Birmingham News and the Huntsville Times, in addition to the Press-Register and Mississippi Press.

    All four newspapers are part of Advance Publications Inc.'s newspaper group.

    Mathews succeeds Howard Bronson.
     
  2. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Former Sun-Herald publisher Matthews takes new reins in Alabama

    Resigns last week and now this:

    http://www.sunherald.com/newsupdates/story/1543019.html?mi_pluck_action=comment_submitted&qwxq=669441#Comments_Container

    Good luck to a good guy.
     
  3. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Re: Former Sun-Herald publisher Matthews takes new reins in Alabama

    More information:

    http://blog.al.com/live/2009/08/mathews_named_publisher_of_mob.html

    It says he "will assume oversight responsibility for the Birmingham News and the Huntsville Times, in addition to the Press-Register and Mississippi Press."

    Publisher Czar?
     
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Re: Former Sun-Herald publisher Matthews takes new reins in Alabama

    I know those four papers are now sharing copy in some respects, but how long will it be before it's all one staff?
     
  5. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Re: Next step toward consolidation/sale?

    Would Advance give up three publications and revenues in a state so afflicted with football?
     
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Wonder if the other two publishers have cause for concern?
     
  7. WS

    WS Member

    Why would they fire publishers when they can fire 10-20 (or much more) worker bees and make publishers some other cushy corporate position?
     
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