Lynch named publisher of Laurel Leader-Call

Mitchell D. Lynch has been appointed publisher of the Laurel Leader-Call. Lynch began his duties as publisher on Wednesday. He succeeds Skippy Haik, a former member of the MPA Board of Directors, who is staying on with the newspaper in the role of business manager.

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Oct. 2-8 is National Newspaper Week

Despite all the doomsayers out there writing obituaries for the nation’s newspaper industry, 150 million Americans — two out of three adults — read a local newspaper last week.

Newspaper Association of America research from 2011 by Scarborough USA indicates almost 70 percent of your neighbors read either a printed newspaper or its online counterpart within the past seven days.