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Rob Galloway adds oversight

Rob Galloway became general manager of Swift Communications; Sierra Nevada Media Group. last week, the Nevada Appeal reports. Galloway, publisher of the Tahoe Tribune in South Lake Tahoe since 2016, also oversees The Record-Courier in Gardnerville and The Lahontan Valley News in Fallon.

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Don Blount is GateHouse regional editor

GateHouse Media has named Don Blount, editor of The Record in Stockton, as California editor, The Record reports. Blount has been editor since 2017 and previously was managing editor. While continuing to oversee Stockton’s news efforts, he will coordinate coverage for GateHouse’s 10 California properties, including five daily newspapers.

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Kristin Roberts to Vice President/News at McClatchy

Kristin Roberts began this week as vice president of News for Sacramento-based McClatchy, The Sacramento Bee reports. Roberts had been one of four regional editors and will continue to be based in Miami. She will have oversight of the company’s 30 newsrooms across 14 states, its corporate news operations and McClatchy Studios, which produces documentaries.…

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Michael Ellis Langley leaves Tracy Press

“Michael came to us with no experience in newspapers, but a wealth of local news management experience in TV and radio,” Publisher Will Fleet said of the Tracy native. “He turned out to be the ideal local newspaper editor who brought to us a great deal of energy and commitment.” Michael Ellis Langley, editor since…

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Robert Sterling retiring at Marin Independent Journal

Robert Sterling, top editor since 2013 at the Marin Independent Journal, retires this week. He joined The I-J staff in 2000. “I’ve been willing to be lucky, and that has made all the difference,” he writes in a final column.

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Moves elsewhere …

Paul Mauney, a former publisher of the Porterville Recorder, becomes general manager of The Greenville (Tenn.) Sun and chief revenue officer for Adams Publishing Group’s Tennessee/North Carolina/Virginia region. Rich Macke, a onetime circulation director at the Santa Maria Times and Lompoc Record, is now group publisher for BH Media’s Star-Herald, Gering Courier and Hemingford Ledger…

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Garth Stapley is opinions editor at The Modesto Bee

Garth Stapley began this week as editorial-page editor at The Modesto Bee, the newspaper reports. He had been a reporter in Modesto since 1993. Stapley has a journalism degree from Sacramento State and a Master’s degree from Stanislaus State, where he studied international relations. He succeeds Mike Dunbar, who retired after 31 years at The…

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Chuck Leishman heads North Coast Journal

Chuck Leishman is now publisher of the North Coast Journal in Eureka, Judy Hodgson told readers recently. Hodgson founded the weekly newspaper in 1990 and will stay on as CEO. Leishman, who had been general manager since 2012, previously worked in advertising at the Chico News & Review and Sacramento News & Review, and was…

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Frank Pine adds Bay Area oversight

Frank Pine becomes executive editor of Digital First Media’s Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News reports. He will continue to oversee the 11 titles in the company’s Southern California News Group. “In uniting the Bay Area and SCNG newsrooms under Frank’s leadership, we are strengthening our already formidable news teams and creating new opportunities…

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Deborah Petersen is top editor at San Francisco Media Co.

Deborah Petersen last fall became editor in chief of San Francisco Media Co.’s San Francisco Examiner and SF Weekly. She has worked for the Hartford (Conn.) Courant and The Mercury News. Most recently, she was editorial director at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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