Do The Gannett Shuffle

Gannett Co. is moving some of its leaders around. Karen Crotchfelt was named publisher and president of Star Media in Indianapolis. (Star Media is a Gannett property and the umbrella company for the Indianapolis Star and

Crotchfelt was most recently senior vice president for sales and strategy at Republic Media, another Gannett property, which publishes the Arizona Republic.

She’s replacing Michael G. Kane, who is becoming president of Gannett’s East Group, which includes news properties in Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia.

Crotchfelt was named marketing executive of the year for Gannett’s U.S. Community Publishing division and was praised by her old boss in Arizona, who said she had “played a lead role building the audience and revenue strategy since joining Republic Media in 2003.” Here’s hoping she can do the same for Indianapolis.