The Daily Advertiser has a new publisher. (Didn't we just report this a little more than a year ago?)
It's official: Judi Terzotis is the fourth (well, almost fifth) publisher of the local daily in six years.
The longtime Gannett exec was named president and publisher of The Daily Advertiser and Daily World in Opelousas Tuesday, a move the company says shifts the Gannett Louisiana headquarters to Lafayette.
Even by Gannett standards, today’s announcement about a new publisher for two Louisiana newspapers really sticks out. ...
Across Gannett markets, locals expect publishers to ride the rubber chicken circuit of Rotary lunches, car dealer promotions and chamber of commerce banquets. Nowhere is that more true than in small southern communities, where residents' legendary charm is leavened by wariness of executives parachuting in from multinational conglomerates based near Washington. I know, having spent six years working in Arkansas before and after Gannett bought the now-defunct Arkansas Gazette.Read the full blog post here.
Lafayette and Opelousas residents pondering the notion of responsiveness will note Shreveport is about 200 miles north of their communities. And Fort Collins is fully 1,100 miles north of Shreveport. They'll note as well Terzotis is their fourth publisher in six years. (And that doesn't even count a fifth publisher who pulled out only a week after Corporate gave him the job. Nor does it include interim publisher David Petty.)