The Sun News publisher leaving, replacing Charleston chief

The Sun News President Pamela J. Browning is leaving her post in Myrtle Beach to take over for the retiring head of the Post and Courier. 

In June, The Post and Courier announced that its editor and publisher Bill Hawkins would retire in December. Now the paper has announced that it has hired P.J. Browning, current publisher of the Sun News in Myrtle Beach, a McClatchy owned newspaper. She is expected to start working along side Hawkins in mid-August.

The Sun News, like many traditional newspapers, has experienced a steady decline in circulation. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations the daily circulation for The Sun News in 2008 was 48,151. Today it is 35,736 and the much larger Charleston paper has an average daily circulation of 87,817.

The Sun News has yet to announce Browning's replacement who the paper brought on in October 2007. Browning has worked in the advertising field since 1987.

Hawkins hired on at the Post and Courier in 2005 as the executive editor and added the publisher roll to his responsibilities in April 2009 after Larry Tarleton stepped down

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