August 17, 2009

Advance Publications grabbing big share of headlines today

A new publisher in Alabama, a just-released interview with the blogging leader of and the Microsoft-Advance Internet partnership ensures more folks will know about the Newhouse-owned companies today. reports that Ricky Mathews, former publisher of the Sun Herald newspaper in Mississippi, is now president and publisher of three Advance Publication newspapers: Mobile Press-Register, Baldwin Register, and Mississippi Press. He picks up oversight of the Birmingham News and Huntsville Time in the new role of president of Advance Alabama/Mississippi.

Mathews, who succeeds Howard Bronson in Alabama, was replaced Aug. 5 at The Sun Herald by Glen Nardi. Mathews had announced July 21 that he was leaving The Sun Herald., where he started as an intern and worked for 27 years.

Also's blogging leader shares insights and Advance chooses Microsoft over Yahoo for more headlines today. The choosing Microsoft report is a follow to the earlier post onMicrosoft-Advance Internet partnership

One last item - an editor from one of former Conde Nast magazine is out on the road. Ruth Graham explains. why she's taking to traveling now that "her" magazine Dominos has closed.

When I return to New York in the fall, I’ll be looking for a full-time job. But for the next few months, I’ll have the luxury of seeking out historical homes, small protestant churches, big national parks, excellent burritos, local-history museums, and quixotic lifetime projects like the world’s largest ball of twine.