Publishers: At Shaw Media's Sauk Valley Media (The Telegraph of Dixon, Ill., Daily Gazette of Sterling/Rock Falls, Ill., Ogle County Newspapers Oregon, Prairie Advocate of Lanark, Ill., et al.), Sam Fisher has been named publisher; he remains publisher of the company's Bureau County Republican of Princeton, Ill., the Putnam County Record of Granville, Ill., and Tonica News, jobs he's held for 21 years and two years, respectively. Fisher joined Shaw in 1983 fresh out of journalism school, working at its Northwest Herald of Crystal Lake, Ill., and at the Kane County Chronicle of Geneva, Ill., in "various management positions." He worked as a corporate sales trainer before being named publisher in Princeton. Fisher replaces Trevis Mayfield, who resigned after nine years as publisher in Dixon and seven years as a Shaw vice president to start his own business. Earlier Mayfield was publisher of The Tribune-Star in Terre Haute, Ind., for five years. Mayfield joined the Terre Haute paper in 1994 as news editor and also served as its associate editor and editor. ... At Boone Newspapers/Carpenter Media's Oxford Eagle in Mississippi, Tim Phillips has been named publisher; previously, he was co-publisher, a job he'd held since 2005. Phillips' family was partners in the Eagle from 1961 until earlier this year when Boone/Carpenter bought it and he started at the paper processing film in the darkroom while still in high school. Phillips joined the paper full-time in 1983, holding down jobs in virtually every department, including selling ads, delivering papers and working in the pressroom. Phillips takes the other half of a role held by Rita Vasilyev, who retired upon the sale of the Eagle; Vasilyev's family was the other partner in the paper, where she worked during the mid-1960s and then returned in 1972, serving as society editor, office manager and assistant publisher. She too had been co-publisher since 2005. ... At Odgen's Minot Daily News in North Dakota, Steve McLister has been named publisher; previously, he was vice president of newspapers at Forum Communications Co. of Fargo, N.D., a job he'd held since 2009. Earlier, McLister was publisher of Forum's Duluth News Tribune in Minnesota for 18 months and before that he spent seven years as general manager of the company's flagship Forum in Fargo. McLister began selling ads for Ohio's Lancaster Eagle-Gazette in 1979 and by 1988 had been named the paper's ad manager. In 1993 he was named publisher of the Daily Republic in Mitchell, S.D., followed four years later by becoming publisher of the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minn. McLister replaces Steve Herron, who resigned; Herron had run the Minot paper since 2010. Herron spent his entire newspaper career with Ogden, running ad departments at the company's papers in West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. ...
Orange state editors: At Florida's Tampa Bay Times, Jennifer Orsi has been named managing editor; previously, she was deputy managing editor for metro and business, a job she'd held since 2010. Orsi joined the then-St. Petersburg Times in 1988, moving up from reporter, to night city editor to assistant metro editor to deputy metro editor and was named metro editor in 2008. The managing editor's slot had been empty since last fall, when Mike Wilson went to FiveThirtyEight.com as managing editor. ... At the Daily Sun of The Villages, Fla., Colin Smith has been named managing editor for innovation; previously, he was team leader of Gannett's Phoenix Design Studio (Arizona Republic, The Coloradoan of Fort Collins, the Desert Sun of Palm Springs, Calif., et al.), a job he'd held for 2-1/2 years. From 2006-2011, Smith was design director of MediaNews Group's Salt Lake Tribune and from 2005-2006, he was deputy design director at Scripps' Kitsap Sun of Bremerton, Wash. Smith started his career in 2000 as a designer at the-then MediaNews Group owned Long Beach Press Telegram in Southern California and later was with the Courier News in Elgin, Ill., and the Daily Herald in Provo, Utah. ...
Newsroom names: At News Corp. and Dow Jones' MarketWatch.com in New York City, Jeremy Olshan has been named editor-in-chief; previously, he was personal finance editor of the web site, a job he'd held for 14 months. From 2011-2013, Olshan was a senior editor at MarketWatch, and from 2004-2011, he was a reporter at News' New York Post. Olshan started his career in 1997 at the weekly Queens Tribune in the New York City borough, rising to managing editor over a three-year period. From 2000-2003, he was a reporter at The Press of Atlantic City in New Jersey. Olshan replaces Glenn Hall, who has been named U.S. news editor of News' Wall Street Journal; he'd been the top editor at MarketWatch for seven months. From 2012-2013, Hall was managing editor of TheBlaze.com. Earlier, Hall spent almost four years as editor-in-chief of TheStreet.com. He started his career as a business reporter at the Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1991, and later spent seven years with Bloomberg News, rising to Amsterdam bureau chief and, later, government team leader in Washington, D.C. From 2005-2008, Hall was with Southern California's Orange County Register, first as business editor and then as deputy editor and chief innovation officer. ... #
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