Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Rick Rogers leaving Neosho Daily News
Rogers has reportedly taken a position with American Consolidated Media, a newspaper company run by former Daily News Publisher Randy Cope, who at one time was also a top official for GateHouse. American Consolidated's stable of newspapers includes area products in Miami, Columbus, Grove, and Baxter Springs.
Rogers will relocate to American Consolidated's Dallas headquarters.
Rogers, a St. Louis native, has been involved with newspapers owned by GateHouse and its predecessor, Liberty Group Publishing, since the mid-90s, when he worked for me as a sports stringer while attending Missouri Southern State University.
He returned to the newspaper as sports editor in August 1998 and became managing editor in charge of news and sports in 1999 when I was shown the door. Rogers later was named publisher at Neosho and for the past several years has also served as publisher of The Carthage Press and GateHouse products in Aurora and Greenfield.
During his time at the Daily, the newspaper has become an awards magnet, primarily for its design and its ability to cover such breaking news stories as the shooting at the Micronesian church service, the 2009 tornadoes, and the murder of nine-year-old Rowan Ford of Stella.