BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2012) - RIM Publications, a leading publishing company that manages community newspaper outlets across Idaho, Oregon, Hawaii, and Washington State, today announced the appointment of Stephen Miller to the role of Managing Editor for the organization. Miller will oversee the editorial, social media, and digital strategies for RIM Publications that serve RIM's portfolio of newspaper properties.
"We are delighted to welcome Stephen Miller into the fold to help us envision and create a more unified and cohesive publishing strategy across all our publications," said Cliff Wright, COO of RIM Publications. "Stephen has proven himself to be an accomplished journalist and a leader within the publishing industry and his leadership will help guide both print and digital initiatives within our organization."
Stephen Miller comes to the position of managing editor after working as the editor of The Capitol Hill Times where he reinvented the weekly publication, giving it a fresh voice as well as a refined print and online image. In addition, he played a pivotal role in creating the paper's first accompanying magazine.
Prior to his work at the Times, Miller reported on media law and covered cases examining First Amendment rights with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Arlington, Virginia. He also served as a reporter for several organizations in Arizona where he covered the field of Environmental Science. Miller is a graduate of the University of Arizona's School of Journalism.
"It's no secret that the journalistic landscape has changed dramatically in recent years," Miller said. "I think community newspapers, like those RIM publishes, are poised to lead the industry into its future, if they can successfully capitalize on the new technologies and methods of communication at their disposal. I am honored to act as managing editor for our company, and, along with our team, plan to place RIM's publications at the forefront of that next step."
RIM Publications is the parent company for several community newspapers around the Pacific Northwest including: The Capitol Hill Times, The Dispatch, The Island Sun Weekly, Kuna Melba News, Oregon Legal Journal and The Monroe Monitor & Valley News. As managing editor of RIM Publications, Miller will help establish strategic direction for the newspaper holdings and drive digital and social media initiatives.
About RIM Publications
RIM Publications is a privately held publishing company based in Bellevue, Washington with a family of newspapers across the Pacific Northwest. The organization specializes in weekly publications committed to promoting local culture and community prosperity by highlighting the people, places and events important to the area where they publish. Our award-winning journalists serve their communities by providing a forum for public discourse and by addressing the key issues that directly affect their neighborhoods. For more information, please visit: www.rimpublications.com.