Stephens Media, owner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, has promoted Tonya Carpenter to become the company’s director for digital content.
In her new position, Carpenter will oversee development of websites and ways of delivering news content for all the newspapers within the Stephens Media chain.
Carpenter, who has been the director of new media development for the Review-Journal for two years, said new content is being delivered to consumers in ways beyond the printed newspaper, including desktop computers, smartphones, tablet computers and other digital devices.
Carpenter said the Review-Journal and other Stephens Newspapers are now developing electronic applications.
"News content is moving to multiple platforms, and we have to pay just as much attention to digital delivery as well as print," Carpenter said.
Mike Ferguson, president and chief executive officer of Stephens Media, said Carpenter’s experience in putting together the Review-Journal’s website made her the logical choice for the promotion.
"I’m very pleased that we have someone with the unique qualities and experience needed to help all of our newspapers expand their digital efforts, right here at our largest newspaper," Ferguson said. "She is a welcomed addition to our company’s digital media team and her news background will help to ensure that providing quality journalism is the main focus of our efforts both in print and in new media."
Carpenter grew up in Las Vegas. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a journalism degree. She joined the Review-Journal 17 years ago as a copy editor. After three years Carpenter moved to the newspaper’s online division to help develop the Review-Journal’s website.