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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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Marc Lutz to editor at Calaveras Enterprise

Marc Lutz became editor of the Calaveras Enterprise in San Andreas, the newspaper reported. He is a former editor, cartoonist and experienced newspaper producer at the Lodi News-Sentinel. Lutz also has reported and edited for The Business Journal in Fresno, the Union Democrat in Sonora and the San Francisco Chronicle. Former Calaveras Editor Sean P.…

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Amy Pyle to head USA Today investigations

Amy Pyle, editor in chief at The Center for Investigative Reporting in Emeryville, joins Gannett’s USA Today Network as head of investigations, USA Today reports. Pyle, with CIR since 2012, previously had been assistant managing editor for investigations at The Sacramento Bee.

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Sewell Chan to deputy managing editor at Los Angeles Times

Sewell Chan will begin in September as a third deputy managing editor at the Los Angeles Times. He comes from the New York Times, where he co-founded a local news blog, supervised a mobile app launch and helped lead a global newsroom, The L.A. Times said. “He has served as an international news editor for…

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Davis Taylor is interim publisher in Napa

Davis Taylor, group publisher of Hanford-based Lee Central California Newspapers, is also serving as interim publisher of its Napa Valley Publishing division, the Napa Valley Register reports. Taylor has been publisher in Hanford since 2013. Napa publisher Brenda Speth, publisher since 2005, has left the company. It includes the St. Helena Star, Weekly Calistogan and…

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Barbara Anderson to publisher in Half Moon Bay

Barbara Anderson is now publisher of the Half Moon Bay Review, the newspaper reports. Anderson, with The Review since March 2007, began as the newspaper’s classifieds manager before becoming business manager in November 2010. She had served as interim publisher since the beginning of this year. Former publisher Bill Murray is now director Of Communications…

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