New Scripps newspaper publisher in Knoxville

07 Oct 2009

The Knoxville News Sentinel, flagship of the Scripps Newspapers group, has a new leader. Patrick J. Birmingham, whose leadership earned the Corpus Christi Caller-Times "newspaper of the year" honors in Texas the past four years, has been named its president and publisher. The St. Louis, Mo., native, who was recently introduced to the newspaper's staff, also will serve as a regional publisher fo



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Mark Whittaker

Mark Whittaker joined the AIM Group as sales director in March 2009. His career in newspapers spans 30 years as a reporter, editor and online manager. He spent seven years as online managing editor and online director for PittsburghLive.com and the Tribune-Review Publishing Co. in Pittsburgh, and later worked as interactive media director for Beaver Newspapers Inc. in suburban Pittsburgh. At Beaver Newspapers, he was responsible for day-to-day advertising, design and operation of the company’s Web sites, supervising a staff of eight. At Tribune-Review, he oversaw about 20 Web sites, including ad sales, coordination between the Web sites and affiliated newspapers, and negotiating partnership agreements. He is based near Pittsburgh.