New managing editor named at Opelika-Auburn news

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OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The Opelika-Auburn News has welcomed Patrick Johnston as its new managing editor.

Johnston previously worked as managing editor of the Eufaula Tribune and began in his new role this week. Opelika-Auburn New Publisher Rex Maynor says (http://bit.ly/ZXfmHE ) Johnston's years of experience with community newspapers will be an asset to the paper.

Johnston graduated from the University of Alabama in 1999 and worked as a reporter for the Eufaula Tribune. Johnston became the paper's sports editor, was later named its news editor, and was named managing editor in 2005.

Johnston says he wants the Opelika-Auburn news to be a true community paper, and would like to see the publication continue developing its online presence through use of video, social media and photo galleries.

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Information from: Opelika-Auburn News, http://www.oanow.com/



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