Charles F. Bostwick in May became editor at the Antelope Valley Press in Palmdale. He had been managing editor since 2006 and succeeded Dennis Anderson, editor since 1999, who retired.
Mario Renteria is now managing editor of the Imperial Valley Press in El Centro. He had been sports editor and with the paper for 15 years.
Steve Rossi is now chief executive officer of Digital First Media, the San Jose Mercury News reports. He had been president and chief operating officer, based in San Jose. Rossi succeeds John Paton, who retires from Denver-based DFM on June 30.
Mike Gervais in May became managing editor of the Mammoth Times in Mammoth Lakes. He had been a reporter at the Inyo Register in Bishop since 2004 and succeeded George Shirk, who retired.
Jason Taylor in July will become president and publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, president of GateHouse Media's Western U.S. Publishing Operations and president of a new company division called GateHouse Media Live and Virtual Events.
Larry Kramer will move from the publisher's office at USA Today to a board position with The Gannett Company. Kramer, a former reporter and editor at newspapers including the San Francisco Examiner, had been a media entrepreneur before becoming USA Today publisher in 2012. John Zidich will serve as interim publisher at USA Today. ... Peter Bhatia, former executive editor of The Fresno Bee and managing editor of The Sacramento Bee, now directs the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Bhatia joined the school last year after 20 years with The Oregonian. ... Gordon Prouty, who formerly held advertising and business-development positions with the San Francisco Business Times and San Francisco Chronicle, becomes group publisher at Greenspun Media Group in Las Vegas. Most recently, he had been president and publisher of the Puget Sound Business Journal.
Cindy Vosburg is now regional publisher of Western Communications' Del Norte Triplicate and Curry Coastal Pilot in Oregon. The two newspapers share a printing plant in Smith River, Calif.
Steven Baker, a former publisher of the Red Bluff Daily News, becomes publisher of the York (Neb.) News-Times. He had been publisher of the Capital Journal in Pierre, S.D. ... Steve Silberman, a former executive editor of The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, is now executive vice president of a San Diego-based educational nonprofit. Silberman was publisher of the Statesman-Journal in Salem, Wash., and Gannett group publisher before serving as a vice president of strategic initiatives for Gannett.
Russ Newton is now president and chief operating officer of The San Diego Union-Tribune, the newspaper reports. He had been senior vice president of operations for Tribune Publishing, which has acquired the San Diego operation, and publisher of Times Community Papers.