Story last updated at 4/8/2009 - 11:02 am
JUNEAU - Several members of the Capital City Weekly staff have recently been promoted to new roles at the Juneau-based publication, which is owned by Morris Communications, Co.
Laura Newsom, who has worked for Morris in Juneau since 2006, has been named general manager of the CCW. She will oversee the advertising and editorial departments of the publication.
Anna Millard, who has been a graphic artist for the CCW since 2007, has been named assistant production manager. She will assist Production Manager Jennifer Oxman in overseeing graphic design and production for the publication.
Finally, Katie Spielberger, interim managing editor of the CCW since January, has been named CCW managing editor.
Laura Newsom grew up in Winona, Tex., a small town in the "piney woods" of East Texas. Her first real job was at a weekly newspaper in Saginaw, Tex., where she worked as a reporter and in marketing. She moved to Juneau in 1993 and worked briefly for the CCW in 2001 before joining the staff full time in 2006.
Newsom was a marketing consultant for the CCW for two years, and for the past year as worked as the accounts receivable manager and human resources representative for both the CCW and the Juneau Empire. She said she is excited to return to the CCW full time.
"I love being part of a community paper," Newsom said. "In good times and in not so good times, we all turn to our neighbors and families. CCW's pages are filled with the people we know and care about. I feel very humbled and honored to to work along side such an outstanding group of professionals at The Capital City Weekly and www.capitalcityweekly.com."
Newsom has been married for over a decade to Jeff McCoy. Their "child" is Marconi, a golden retriever-lab mix and "the best dog in the world."
Anna Millard, 24, was born in Juneau, and has lived here her entire life except for attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has worked for Capital City Weekly for the past two years as a graphic designer.
A passion for art and painting led Millard to her career in graphic design. In her free time, she plays soccer, runs and expands her design skills by taking tutorials or reading manuals.
"I am very pleased to be a part of the success that the CCW has maintained," Millard said. "I am honored to be in this position, and am privileged to work with the fine people here. I love collaboration, and feel that it is important for achievement and growth."
Said Newsom: "Anna Millard is an extremely gifted graphic artist with great management skills. Clients appreciate her eye for details. We feel very fortunate to have her."