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Journal Communications, Inc. Elects Owen Sullivan to Board of Directors

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MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 10, 2007--Journal Communications, Inc. (NYSE:JRN) today announced that Owen Sullivan has been elected to Journal Communications' Board of Directors, effective immediately. The addition of Mr. Sullivan increases the size of Journal Communications' Board of Directors to ten members.

Since 2005, Mr. Sullivan has served as chief executive officer of Right Management, the leading global provider of integrated consulting solutions across the employment lifecycle, with more than 300 service locations in over 40 countries worldwide. Right Management was acquired by Manpower in January, 2004. Mr. Sullivan is also an executive vice president of Manpower Inc. and continues to lead Jefferson Wells -- a Manpower company delivering professional services in the areas of internal audit, technology risk management, tax, and finance and accounting -- where he has served as chief executive officer since 2003.

Mr. Sullivan has more than 20 years of corporate and entrepreneurial business experience, including nine years with Metavante Corporation (formerly M&I Data Services), where he was president of the Enterprise Solutions and Financial Services groups. He has also provided consulting services to venture capitalists and equity groups, building strategic plans and evaluating acquisition opportunities. Mr. Sullivan is a graduate of Marquette University.

"We are very pleased to welcome Owen Sullivan to the Journal Communications' Board of Directors," said Steven J. Smith, chairman and chief executive officer. "Owen's business management experience in finance, technology, strategic planning and sales and marketing brings added strength to our Board."

"For many years, I have been impressed with the strong brand of Journal Communications and its excellent newspaper, television and radio operations," Mr. Sullivan commented. "I am excited about the opportunity to help shape strategies for growth in the businesses across Journal's geographic footprint."

About Journal Communications

Journal Communications, Inc., headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was founded in 1882. We are a diversified media company with operations in publishing, radio and television broadcasting, interactive media and printing services. We publish the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which serves as the only major daily newspaper for the Milwaukee metropolitan area, and 61 community newspapers and shoppers in six states. Upon the completion of the sale of the New England operations, we will publish 44 community newspapers and shoppers in two states. We own and operate 35 radio stations and ten television stations in 12 states and operate one television station under a local marketing agreement. Our interactive media assets include more than 75 online enterprises that are associated with our daily and community newspapers, television and radio stations. We also provide a wide range of commercial printing services -- including printing of publications, professional journals and documentation material -- and operate a direct marketing services business.

CONTACT: Journal Communications, Inc.
Sara Leuchter Wilkins
Vice President of Investor Relations and
Corporate Communications

SOURCE: Journal Communications, Inc.