Northwest International Circulation Executives (NICE) and Cal Western Circulation Managers Association (CWCMA), two longstanding organizations with members in media companies in 11 western states, offer their first webinar in a series of three this year.

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has released a new edition of its Open Government Guide covering open government law and practice in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Rex Wilson, a former executive editor at the Peninsula Daily News in Port Angeles, died Feb. 6, 2019, the newspaper reported. He was 70.

Randy McCarthy, a news editor at The News Tribune in Tacoma, died Jan. 19. 2019, of pancreatic cancer, the newspaper reported. He was 66 and had been with the newspaper for 30 years.

Justin Umberson is now editor of Rosebud Media LLC's Ashland Tidings, the newspaper reports. He also will oversee the Mail Tribune in Medford, where he had been city editor.

Rebecca Poynter, The McClatchy Co.'s vice president of local sales/West Region, will add oversight of its Washington properties in January, The News-Tribune in Tacoma reports. Poynter, who joined McClatchy this past May, is also publisher of The Idaho Statesman and oversees The Tri-City Hera…