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Journal Broadcast Group Adds Michael J. Gay as VP-Interactive Media

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2012-- Journal Broadcast Group, a division of Journal Communications, Inc. (NYSE:JRN), today announced that Michael J. Gay was named VP of Interactive Media. In this role, Mr. Gay will lead the design and implementation of digital initiatives across all of Journal’s television and radio broadcast properties. Mr. Gay joins Journal from Hearst Television where he was Corporate Executive Producer for Digital Media and will report directly to Steven J. Smith, Chairman and CEO.

“Our Broadcast digital business is growing and is an important priority for us,” said Steven Smith. “Michael’s experience at Hearst Television, WBBM-TV, and other stations will help us sharpen our focus on this strategic objective.”

Mr. Gay spent five years at Hearst Television as Corporate Executive Producer of Digital Media. Before Hearst, he was Web Manager for WBBM-TV in Chicago. He also spent time in broadcast internet roles at KRON-TV in San Francisco and WLNS-TV and WILX-TV in Lansing. He holds an Internet Marketing Masters Degree from Full Sail University and a Telecommunications Bachelors Degree from Michigan State University.

“I am excited to join the passionate local teams in the Journal Broadcast Group and leverage multiple interactive platforms to make our communities a better place to live,” said Michael Gay. “We will develop our platforms to engage with our consumers, empower our advertisers, and drive digital innovation within the communities we call home.”

Forward-looking Statements

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements related to our businesses that are based on our current expectations. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties, including changes in advertising demand and other economic conditions that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements should be evaluated with the understanding of their inherent uncertainty. Our written policy on forward-looking statements can be found on page 1 of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About Journal Communications

Journal Communications, Inc., headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was founded in 1882. We are a diversified media company with operations in radio and television broadcasting, publishing and interactive media. We own and operate 33 radio stations and 13 television stations in 12 states and operate an additional television station under a local marketing agreement. We publish the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which serves as the only major daily newspaper for the Milwaukee metropolitan area, and several community newspapers and shoppers in Wisconsin. Our interactive media assets build on our strong publishing and broadcasting brands.

Source: Journal Broadcast Group

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