Looking for a feel-good story about the battered and bruised print media world? Beyond the current Tribune Co. bankruptcy proceedings and Orange County Register auction, 63-year-old industry veteran Charlie Waters keeps on chugging.

Over the weekend, the Las Vegas Review-Journal quietly announced that Waters has been promoted as of Friday to the post of assistant managing editor. Not bad for a guy who joined the company as a fresh-faced 59-year-old:

Waters started Stephens Media four years ago as director of editorial support services, working with editors and reporters at the company’s daily newspapers in Las Vegas and across the country.

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