NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 25, 2006--The New York Times
Company announced today that Robert P. Kempf has been named vice
president, product for Boston.com, effective September 18. Mr. Kempf
will lead product development and product management for Boston.com.
He will be based in Boston and will report to Michael Zimbalist, vice
president, research & development operations for The New York Times
"We are delighted to welcome Bob to Boston.com," Mr. Zimbalist
said. "His proven ability to develop, launch and sustain innovative
online products will serve us well as Boston.com continues to
accelerate its growth. We look forward to his leadership, direction
and strategic insight."
Mr. Kempf, 52, has been vice president of interactive media for
GateHouse Media, Inc. since 2005. There he was responsible for
developing and launching the company's overall interactive strategy,
business models, platforms and organization. He conceived and
developed WickedLocal.com, an Internet model combining professionally
produced content, citizen journalism and search. Before GateHouse, Mr.
Kempf was director of Internet product development for Ottaway
Newspapers, Inc., a subsidiary of Dow Jones. Previously, he was with
CapeCodonline.com/Cape Cod Times, where he was the Internet business
development manager. Mr. Kempf started his career with the Houghton
Mifflin Company. He has been an adjunct professor at Emerson College
and at Massachusetts Communications College, both in Boston.
Mr. Kempf is the recipient of the Suburban Newspapers of America
2006 Website Innovator of the Year Award. He received a B.A. in
political science and philosophy from Boston College.
The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company
with 2005 revenues of $3.4 billion, includes The New York Times, the
International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily
newspapers, nine network-affiliated television stations, two New York
City radio stations and 35 Web sites, including NYTimes.com,
Boston.com and About.com. The Company's core purpose is to enhance
society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news,
information and entertainment.
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The New York Times Company
Al Larkin, 617-929-3160
Abbe Serphos, 212-556-4425
SOURCE: The New York Times Company