Ogden Newspapers named Scott Stanford president and CEO of Fort Wayne Newspapers, the business agent The News-Sentinel and Journal Gazette. He will also serve as publisher of The News-Sentinel.
Stanford succeeds Michael J. Christman, who was promoted to a regional publisher for Wheeling, West Virginia-based Ogden.
Stanford, in turn, was succeeded as publisher of Ogden’s Lawrence (Kansas) Journal-World by Chad Lawhorn, who will continue to serve as the newspaper’s editor.
Stanford led the Journal-World for more than five years. During his nearly 30-year newspaper career, Stanford has been a reporter, editor, advertising director and general manager at newspapers including the Steamboat (Colorado) Pilot & Today and three Texas papers, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, San Angelo Standard-Times and The Kingsville Record.
Lawhorn has been with the Journal-World since 2001, starting as a reporter and becoming managing editor, then editor.
Lawhorn previously owned the parent company of two area weeklies, The Baldwin Ledger and the Lawrence Business Ledger. He joined the Journal-World after selling those publications to the Journal-World.
In a Journal-World article about his promotion, Lawhorn said he would continue to write for the newspaper and LJWorld.com website.
“I’m looking forward to the new role, but always will remain committed to serving as a journalist,” he said. “I think the journalistic process is badly needed in a world that produces a lot of conflicting and confusing information. I feel fortunate to be in a community that appreciates journalism and the positive role it can play in a community.”