John Ruch, associate editor of Reporter Newspapers, has been named managing editor of the community publications. In his new role, John will oversee editorial operations and new initiatives for the four bi-weekly papers.

Reporter Newspapers Managing Editor John Ruch

“Since joining the company in mid-2015, John has taken a leadership role in our editorial department and written a number of important stories focused on community issues,” said Steve Levene, founder and publisher of Springs Publishing LLC, the parent company of Reporter Newspapers. “He’s an experienced and thoughtful journalist.”

John succeeds Joe Earle, who served as managing editor since 2010 and now will assume the new position of editor-at-large. In that role, Joe will work on special sections and projects, including the company’s new monthly publication, Atlanta Senior Life.

Reporter Newspapers Editor-at-Large Joe Earle

Before joining Reporter Newspapers, John was an editor with the Independent Newspaper Group and Gazette Publications in Boston. He lives in Dunwoody.

Springs Publishing LLC, founded in 2006, publishes Reporter Newspapers, Atlanta Senior Life and the monthly Atlanta Intown.

Steve Levene

Steve Levene is the founder and former publisher of Reporter Newspapers.

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