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Renken named director of advertising sales for The Times-Dispatch

The Richmond Times-Dispatch has named Brent Renken as the publication's director of advertising sales, it was announced Monday.

Renken will be responsible for leading the company’s local sales teams. According to a press release, Renken has amassed a mix of print and digital achievements throughout his career, which fit The Times-Dispatch’s multimedia strategy.

Silvestri: What to expect from your ever-changing newspaper

Penelope Muse Abernathy

By Tom Silvestri

Richmond Times-Dispatch

You will know your daily newspaper has solidly shifted to a concentrated digital focus when it cuts the number of days a print product is delivered to your home.

That’s already true for an assortment of metropolitan newspapers that have flipped their business model to digital first, print second.

Retired Richmond Times-Dispatch editor Jack Hunter dies at 92

Jack R. Hunter, who is a retired editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the former chairman of the Virginia Commonwealth University journalism department, died July 17 at the age of 92.

Times-Dispatch's Brown to receive George Mason Award

Richmond Times-Dispatch photojournalist Bob Brown has been selected as recipient of the 2014 George Mason Award, given by the Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter.

The Mason award, established in 1964, is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to Virginia journalism. It is named for the principal author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the forerunner of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution.

"BACK ROADS People, Places and Pie Around Virginia" now in second printing

“Back Roads: People, Places and Pie Around Virginia,” a hardcover book featuring the pictures of Richmond Times-Dispatch photographer Bob Brown and the words of columnist Bill Lohmann, is now in its second printing.

Veteran reporter publishes first book

Joseph Macenka was looking for what he called a "worthwhile, redeeming book project." He found it at the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center at McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in south Richmond.

Two years of work on the project resulted in "Hope Emerges," which details the story of wounded soldiers and the staff members who help them heal at the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center.

Whelan promoted to editor of

The Richmond Times-Dispatch announced today that it has appointed Paul Whelan as editor of the publication's website,

Whelan was described in a news release as bringing "a wealth of editing and design knowledge to his new position."

“Paul combines a creative approach to conveying and presenting information with a very stable managerial style that will push us forward on the digital front,” Times-Dispatch Editor Daniel Finnegan said in a news release.