Mizell Stewart III, who has been the editor of the Evansville Courier & Press since 2007, has been named vice president of content for the E.W. Scripps Co.
As chief content officer, Stewart will be responsible for developing content strategy and directly overseeing the creation and production of news, information and entertainment for print and digital platforms in the 13 Scripps newspaper markets. All Scripps editors will report to him.
Last month the Courier & Press was named Indiana’s best daily newspaper for 2011 by the Hoosier State Press Association, earning the Blue Ribbon Award. The Courier & Press was a finalist for the same award in 2009 and 2010.
Before coming to Scripps, he was managing editor of the Akron Beacon Journal. Stewart also held a number of newsroom management posts in Akron from 1994 to 2000.