Mainebiz named editor

Peter Van Allen has been named editor of Mainebiz. He replaces Carol Coultas, who has joined the Portland Press Herald as business editor. Van Allen was previously a reporter for the Philadelphia Business Journal, as well as a business editor for The Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, N.J., and The Post-Tribune in Gary, Ind. Mainebiz serves [...]

Jewish Voice names editor

Fran Ostendorf has been named editor of The Jewish Voice. Most recently, she was a freelance journalist who contributed copy editing, research and writing to various private firms. Before that, Ostendorf was a copy editor at the Providence Journal, accent editor at The Chronicle-Telegram in Elyria, Ohio, and a features and food editor at the [...]

Calaveras Enterprise names editor

Stephen Crane has been named editor of the Calaveras Enterprise. He replaces Joel Metzger, who is no longer with the Enterprise. Previously, Crane was a reporter for the paper. The Calaveras Enterprise serves Calaveras County, Calif., and has a biweekly circulation of approximately 6,000. Stephen Crane Calaveras Enterprise (209) 754-3861 stephen.calent(at)gmail.com www.calaverasenterprise.com

Watertown Daily Times names managing editor

Perry White has been promoted to managing editor of the Watertown Daily Times, where he also writes a column called Outside Looking In. He previously served as the Daily Times’ city editor. An employee of the paper for over 18 years, White has also served as copy editor, swing editor and state editor. The Watertown [...]

Washington Wire names lead blogger

Reid Epstein has been named lead blogger for Washington Wire, a Wall Street Journal political blog. Most recently, he was a reporter for Politico in Arlington, Va. Epstein has also worked for Newsday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Ottawa Citizen. Reid Epstein Washington Wire (212) 416-2000 reid.epstein(at)wsj.com www.blogs.wsj.com/washwire