|Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Adds Internet Executive|
MILWAUKEE, WI Sep 27, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE)-Journal Sentinel Inc. today announced that Sharon Prill has been named Vice President of Interactive Media & Marketing for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Prill currently serves as Interactive Media Director at The News Tribune in Tacoma, Washington, where she oversees online content, operations, research, product development, technology, sales and marketing. Under Prill's leadership, the newspaper redesigned and re-branded its core website, launched a new local search portal, higher-utility classified verticals and a new real estate site.
Prior to joining The News Tribune, Prill was the Online Print Advertising Manager at the Seattle Times, where she headed a joint team of electronic and print marketers. She joined the Times as a "Times Fellow" which enabled her to participate in a three-year development program involving management positions in advertising, news, production, human resources, circulation, finance and information technology. Prill is a native of Hawaii and a 1994 graduate of The University of Washington.
At the Journal Sentinel, Prill will be responsible for all Interactive content, sales, and technology as well as marketing services, research and community relations support. She will join the newspaper in early November.
"We are delighted that Sharon Prill is joining us in this important new role in our Interactive department," said Elizabeth Brenner, president and publisher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Sharon brings invaluable experience across a wide range of online divisions and understands the unique needs of users and advertisers alike. I am confident Sharon will energize and enhance our excellent Interactive organization and provide significant leadership as we grow this crucial part of our business."
Prill is the second Internet executive to recently join a Journal Communications' (NYSE:JRN) company. In July, Scott Rodgers was named the new Web Marketing Manager at Journal Broadcast Group. Rodgers had most recently served as director of web services Entercom Communications in Denver, Colorado and was also webmaster for Emmis Communications in Denver.
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About Journal Sentinel Inc.
Journal Sentinel Inc. publishes the flagship Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper (Daily 244,893, Sunday 430,755), as well as a range of other print and electronic products, primarily serving southeast Wisconsin people and businesses. The Journal Sentinel is committed to producing a newspaper that reflects the ever-changing world and fulfills the needs of readers and advertisers. In addition to the daily and Sunday newspaper, Journal Sentinel Inc. produces Web products and services through its Journal Interactive division, including JSOnline.com and OnWisconsin.com. The company also offers direct mail and database marketing services, and the addition of a new printing facility in 2003 led to Journal Sentinel's recent entry to the business of commercial printing. Journal Sentinel is a Journal Communications' company.
About Journal Broadcast Group
Journal Broadcast Group owns a total of 38 radio stations and seven television stations in 11 states and operates an additional television station under a local marketing agreement. Journal Broadcast Group is a Journal Communications' company.
About Journal Communications
Journal Communications, Inc., headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was founded in 1882. We are a diversified media and communications company with operations in publishing, radio and television broadcasting, telecommunications and printing services. We publish the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which serves as the only major daily newspaper for the Milwaukee metropolitan area, and more than 90 community newspapers and shoppers in eight states. We own and operate 38 radio stations and seven television stations in 11 states and operate an additional television station under a local marketing agreement. Through our telecommunications segment, we own and operate a regional fiber optic network in the upper Midwest, provide integrated data communications solutions for small and mid-size businesses and offer network transmission solutions for other service providers. We also provide a wide range of commercial printing services -- including printing for publications, professional journals and documentation material -- as well as electronic publishing, kit assembly and fulfillment. In addition, we operate a direct marketing services business.
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