MCLEAN, Va., Jun 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) announced today that Janet Hasson has been
named president and publisher of The Journal News in Westchester County,
NY. She formerly was senior vice president/audience development and
strategy for the Detroit Media Partnership, publisher of the Detroit
Free Press and The Detroit News. Previously Hasson served as Detroit
Media Partnership's vice president/circulation.
"Janet is a strategic thinker who executes well and has made every
organization she has worked for better. In Detroit, she was part of a
team that helped lead the transformation of our newspapers, re-inventing
the home delivery model and launching highly successful new digital
replica editions," said Robert Dickey, president of U.S. Community
Publishing. "Janet knows how to navigate a competitive marketplace and
will lead the Westchester team in providing quality journalism for
readers and dynamic marketing solutions for advertisers."
Hasson started her newspaper career in 1984 in her hometown of Spokane,
WA, with The Spokesman-Review, where she served in management roles in
advertising, marketing and community affairs, and as associate publisher
of the newspaper's Journal of Business subsidiary.
In 1997, she joined Gannett as a circulation and marketing executive at
The Cincinnati Enquirer. Two years later, she was promoted to
circulation director of The Idaho Statesman in Boise, ID, where she
helped launch a publication for young readers and oversaw a Gannett
regional call center.
In 2004, she became vice president of circulation at the Rochester (NY)
Democrat and Chronicle. Under her leadership, the department
strengthened its direct marketing and retention capabilities, and she
was instrumental in the launch of Rochester Magazine. She joined Detroit
Hasson is a four-time winner of the Gannett President's Ring award. She
holds a BA in Business Administration from Eastern Washington
University, and attended the American Press Institute's Executive
Development Program. She serves on the Newspaper Association of
America's Liaison Committee with the Audit Bureau of Circulations,
helping to create new audience measurement tools. In Detroit, she was an
active participant in community organizations, including serving on the
advisory board of the Southwest Detroit Salvation Army.
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