Two veteran Maryland editors have been appointed to lead The Gazette’s Montgomery and Frederick County newsrooms.
Douglas Tallman has returned to the Gaithersburg-based media company as editor of news and opinion pages for Montgomery County’s eight community editions.
Tallman had been the paper’s Annapolis bureau chief and a government and politics reporter for six years. He left two years ago to become a regional editor for an Internet news startup, Patch.com. He also has held editing positions at The Frederick News-Post and Carroll County Times.
Stuart A. Samuels, who held a number of senior editing positions at The Capital in Annapolis for more than 30 years, starts Monday as editor of The Gazette’s two Frederick County editions. Samuels has been night city editor of The Herald Mail, Hagerstown’s daily newspaper, for the past two years.
“Stu and Doug are well versed in high-quality community journalism and commentary, with impressive track records and decades of experience,” said Lloyd Batzler, executive editor of Post-Newsweek Media, the Gazette’s parent company. “We’re fortunate that in recent years they’ve been immersed in digital and social media, an area that we’ve been expanding. They know our markets, share our traditions and values and embrace innovation.”
The Gazette, part of The Washington Post Co., publishes community weeklies and companion websites in Montgomery, Frederick and Prince George’s counties in Maryland and the Fairfax County Times in Northern Virginia.