Daily News gains new publisher
Published 10:17 am Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Justin M. Schuver, 32, has been named president and publisher of The Daily News and its affiliated print and digital products. He replaces David Vitrano, who resigned from the company to relocate back to the New Orleans area and pursue other interests.
Schuver, who grew up in Gadsden, Ala., is a 10-year veteran of community journalism. He has served as a sports editor, reporter, managing editor and publisher of multiple publications. Most recently, Schuver served as the publisher and editor of The Atmore Advance in Atmore, Ala.
“I am very excited to be coming to Bogalusa,” Schuver said. “I have lived in small towns in the South nearly my entire life, and I look forward to becoming an active part of this community.”
Schuver began his newspaper career with Boone Newspapers Inc., an affiliate company to Carpenter Newsmedia, which owns The Daily News, as the sports editor at the Hartselle Enquirer, in Hartselle, Ala. Schuver began working at the Enquirer in June 2005, immediately after completing his bachelor’s degree at The University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind.
Prior to becoming the publisher in Atmore in August 2013, Schuver had been the managing editor at The Post-Searchlight in Bainbridge, Ga. He has also worked as the managing editor at The McDuffie Progress in Thomson, Ga., and a reporter and copy editor at The Andalusia (Ala.) Star-News.
“Justin’s significant background in community newspaper publishing makes him an excellent choice to lead the Daily News staff in delivering quality journalism and products to the people of Bogalusa and Washington Parish,” said BNI Vice President Dennis Palmer. “He inherits an excellent team to work with at the Daily News, and I know he will quickly become an integral part of the community the newspaper serves.”
Schuver’s first day in Bogalusa will be Aug. 17.
“I believe that a strong newspaper is a very important part of any community,” Schuver said. “I look forward to working with community members and the Daily News team to publish print and digital products that will entertain, educate and inform all citizens in Washington Parish.
“I know that The Daily News has a history of providing high-quality journalism to its readers, and I look forward to both continuing that tradition and expanding upon it.”
Schuver will relocate to Bogalusa in the coming weeks.