Gannett and Digital First said they would exchange stakes in 35 titles in California, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Texas, giving Gannett full ownership of 11 of the papers -- including Texas' El Paso Times, Pennsylvania's York Daily Record, York Sunday News, the Public Opinion of Chambersburg, the Evening Sun of Hanover and the Lebanon Daily News
, as well as New Mexico's Alamogordo Daily News, Carlsbad Current-Argus, Deming Headlight, the Daily Times of Farmington, the Las Cruces Sun-News and the Silver City Sun-News -- while Digital First took over Gannett's stake in the California Newspapers Partnership, which operates 34 dailies statewide.
At Digital First Media's Lebanon Daily News
in Pennsylvania, Andrea Rich has been named managing editor; previously, she was city editor of Digital First's nearby Chambersburg Public Opinion, a job she'd held since 2007.
in Pennsylvania, Sara Glines has been named president and publisher with supervision of the Lebanon Daily News
, the Evening Sun in Hanover, the Public Opinion in Chambersburg; previously, she was a vice president at Digital First Media, a job she'd held since September, and vice president of field operations at MediaNews Group Inc.
At MediaNews Group's Pennsylvania paper, the Lebanon Daily News
, Scott Downs has been named publisher; previously, he was a regional account executive with Adams Outdoor Advertising of Champaign, Ill.