The Dallas Morning News promoted two newsroom veterans to new positions. Keith Campbell was named vice president and managing editor, and Nicole Stockdale was appointed to the newly created position of director of digital strategy.
Campbell, 55, had been deputy managing editor. He replaces Robyn Tomlin, who left The News earlier this year to become editor of the News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, and regional editor of several other McClatchy dailies.
In more than 27 years with The News, Campbell has been news editor, deputy sports editor, and editor of NeighborsGo, a weekly community paper.
In a Morning News article about the promotions, written by Karen Robinson-Jacobs, Stockdale said the paper’s focus on digital subscriptions is “a good shift for journalism.”
“I’m bullish on metros,” Stockdale said. “I believe in the importance of local journalism and I think there are a lot of ways that we are going to thrive. Seeing the focus now on loyal subscribers and having that be so closely linked to a newspaper’s success, that’s a big shift from the advertising model newspaper organizations have traditionally relied on.”
Stockdale , who joined The News in 2003 as a copy editor, had been deputy editorial page editor since 2014.
The News said in her new role, Stockdale, 40, “will oversee teams of journalists focused on audience development, digital interactives and data-driven journalism and also will serve as the newsroom’s chief liaison to the digital marketing efforts taking place on the company’s business side.”