The Herald-Times (Bloomington) has re- assigned two staff members as part of its effort to increase in-depth reporting and community involvement.
Both have done many jobs at the newspaper.
Rod Spaw, the new local news editor, will take over many of the duties handled by managing editor Andrea Murray, who recently retired. Spaw has most recently been responsible for the Hotline column and handling production duties on the editorial pages.
He has also worked as a reporter and editor, fulfilling a number of different roles since he joined the staff in 2003. He’s a native of the Evansville area, where he worked for both the morning newspaper and afternoon newspaper, then for the Evansville Courier & Press after the two papers merged.
Sarah Morin will have a new title beginning March 1: community engagement editor. She’ll be responsible for engaging readers through the website and social media.
Morin has been at The Herald-Times for a decade and covered many beats as a reporter before beginning work with the newspaper website. She’s been the newsroom digital editor for about three years, and her new responsibilities will expand on what she’s been doing.
Four new full-time newsroom positions are planned to be filled by March 1.