Cliff Chandler to publisher in Bakersfield
Cliff Chandler is now publisher of The Bakersfield Californian, the newspaper reports. He also will oversee the Tehachapi News, The Record serving Delano and McFarland, Kern Business Journal, The Bakersfield Voice, Bakersfield Life and affiliated websites.
Chandler had been general manager since Sound News Media acquired the company in July and previously had been advertising director. He has worked at The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Francisco Media Group (The Examiner and SF Weekly), Santa Clarita Valley Signal and Digital First Media.
Mike Jung, a former publisher of the Santa Cruz Sentinel, is retiring as publisher of the Commercial Appeal in Memphis. … Suzanne Hurt, a former reporter and editor in Modesto and Riverside, is now managing editor of Idaho Press in Nampa, Idaho.