Birmingham-based Community Newspaper Holdings is heading south. The newspaper publisher plans to relocate its headquarters from the Colonnade area to Montgomery’s new Retirement Systems of Alabama building in late 2011 or early 2012.
The company, founded in 1997, owns 86 daily newspapers, 46 nondaily papers and four TV stations. In Alabama, it owns the News Courier in Athens and the Cullman Times.
RSA helps fund CNHI. According to the story, “The company will bring 70 high-paying jobs with salaries averaging $75,000 to the area.” Another report says that current employees will be offered the chance to move from Birmingham to Montgomery, and that replacements will be found for those not making the move.
The Alabama Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has selected new officers for 2010:
- President: Dennis Pillion, sports producer, AL.com in Birmingham
- President elect: David Joyner, executive news editor, Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. in Birmingham
- Secretary: Meredith Cummings, director of the Alabama Scholastic Press Association, journalism instructor at the University of Alabama
- Treasurer: Jill Nolin, city/county reporter, Montgomery Advertiser
From left, Pillion, Joyner, Cummings, Nolin
The other current board members are:
- George Daniels, assistant professor of journalism, University of Alabama
- Abigail Morrow, attorney, Taylor Ritter P.C. in Birmingham
- Jenn Rowell (immediate past president), military reporter, Montgomery Advertiser
- Matt Stanley, producer, “Today in Alabama,” WSFA-TV, Montgomery
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