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New editor to lead View Newspapers

Ginger Meurer has been named editor of the View Neighborhood Newspapers. She replaces editor Steve Blust, who retired April 3.

Meurer, 42, has been with the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s weekly community newspapers for more than 14 years.

“Ginger is completely committed to serving View readers throughout the Las Vegas area,” said Michael Hengel, editor of the Review-Journal. “She is the ideal person to lead the View papers into the future.”

With a combined circulation of more than 589,000, the View Newspapers reach more readers than any publication in Nevada.

Meurer, a Weber State University English and political science graduate worked her way through the ranks as a reporter, copy editor and assistant managing editor. Over the years, she has taken top honors in headline writing and design in the Nevada Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. She is also a graduate of the Review-Journal’s leadership training program.

For the past four years Meurer has served the View Newspapers as deputy editor.

“I am grateful for my time as deputy editor under Steve Blust,” Meurer said. “He empowered all of us here to learn, grow and take initiative.”

Starting with the April editions, a host of changes have been made at the View Newspapers including moving from Tuesday to Thursday delivery, changing from broadsheet to tabloid format, combining editorial zones and changing delivery methods in some zones. The newspapers now feature five editorial zones divided into 11 advertising zones, which allow advertisers to target messages to specific neighborhoods.

“I could not be more proud of what our staff has done to embrace change and produce the best, most interesting papers possible,” Meurer said. “I work with great people, and I’m excited to see what we can do to engage readers and encourage a strong sense of community.”

Meurer, a mother of six and stepmother of three, was born in Tennessee and raised in Davis County, Utah. She and her husband, Josh Meurer, live in North Las Vegas where he serves as Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 181 and she serves as assistant Cubmaster.