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Davis Taylor adds Napa oversight

Davis Taylor, group publisher of Hanford-based Lee Central California Newspapers, adds its Napa-based group to his oversight, The Napa Valley Register reports. Taylor had been interim publisher in Napa since August.

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Tim Grieve to leave McClatchy

Tim Grieve, McClatchy’s VP/News since 2016, will depart following the midterm elections. McClatchy’s four regional editors will now report directly to President and CEO Craig Forman.

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Rob Galloway adds oversight

Rob Galloway, publisher of the Tahoe Tribune, adds oversight of the Record-Courier in Minden-Garderville, NV. Both are Swift Communications properties.

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Julie Makinen to top editor at Desert Sun

Julie Makinen began this week as executive editor of Gannett’s Desert Sun in Palm Springs. Makinen is a veteran manager of newsrooms in Beijing, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Most recently, she had been a fellow at Stanford University and a faculty member at San Jose State University. Makinen succeeds Greg Burton, who became executive…

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Emelyn Rodriguez named executive director of CalAware

Emelyn C. Rodriguez, a Sacramento attorney practicing in the law of politics and political reform, has been named executive director of Californians Aware (CalAware), a nonprofit organization supporting citizens’ access to governmental meetings and records, constitutional free speech and press rights, and whistleblower protections. Rodriguez, a former reporter, has been a member of CalAware’s board…

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Brian Williams is editor in Atascadero/Paso Robles

Brian Williams is now editor of News Media Corp.’s Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press, The News reports. This is a return for Williams, who edited the two papers from 2013 to 2016. Most recently, he had been assistant publisher/managing editor of Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers’ Porterville Recorder. Luke Phillips, who had been editor of…

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