Richard K. Lodge has been named managing editor of The Daily News of Newburyport, as of Oct. 17. For the past 15 years, he was editor in chief of the MetroWest Daily News of Framingham, as well as editor in chief of Gatehouse Media New England’s metro and west divisions. Before that, he was editor in chief of the former Needham-based Community Newspaper Co.’s northwest sector, based in Concord, where he was responsible for supervising 19 weekly newspapers. He also has been assistant managing editor of The Sun of Lowell and night city editor of The Portland (Maine) Press Herald and assistant city editor of The Standard-Times of New Bedford from 1984 to 1989. He is president of the New England Society of News Editors and has won multiple awards, including the Yankee Quill Award. Lodge is taking over as managing editor from John Macone, who resigned in July after 14 years with the Daily News. Before his time with the Daily News, Macone was a reporter at the Eagle-Tribune of North Andover from 1993 to 1999 and city editor there from 1999 to 2002. He was an editor with the former Community Newspaper Company from 1989 to 1993. Macone is now an editor at Fronetics Strategic Advisors, based in Amesbury.
The Transitions were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondents Jenna Ciccotelli, Nico Hall and Thomas Ward, undergraduate students at Northeastern University.