FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Kay Cashman, editor-in-chief and co-publisher of Petroleum News and Business News Alaska newspapers, has been appointed publisher of the Kodiak Daily Mirror.
Cashman replaces Asa Cole, who is leaving to head a daily and a group of weeklies in Massachusetts, said Paul J. Massey, publisher of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
The Daily Mirror and the News-Miner are separately held by the same shareholders who own MediaNews Group, Inc., the nation's seventh-largest newspaper company.
Cashman will take over as publisher June 12. She also will continue as associate editor for Petroleum News.
''We are delighted to have someone with Kay's qualifications as publisher of the Kodiak Daily Mirror,'' Massey said Monday.
Cashman said the Kodiak Daily Mirror is ''community journalism at its best.''
Cole, who has been the Mirror publisher for the past year and a half, will become publisher of the Fitchburg Sentinel-Enterprise, a 20,000 circulation daily. He will also oversee a group of six weekly newspapers in the Nashoba Valley area near Fitchburg.
''Asa Cole has done a wonderful job for us in Kodiak, and he will be sorely missed,'' Massey said.
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