MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 3, 2008--Gannett Co., Inc.
(NYSE:GCI) today announced new roles for two veteran news executives,
-- Jennifer Carroll, vice president of New Media Content and an
architect of the company's Information Center initiative, will
become vice president of Digital Content for Gannett Digital.
In her new position, Carroll will help design products that
take advantage of the value of Gannett's vast content, and
will define audience segments desired by national and local
advertisers such as the highly successful "moms" sites.
Carroll will coordinate among the divisions and liaison with
Gannett's field operations and local Information Centers.
-- Kate Marymont will replace Carroll with the new title of vice
president/Information Center Content in the U.S. Community
Publishing Division. Marymont, who was executive editor and
vice president/Information Center at The News-Press in Fort
Myers, FL, will continue the development of the Information
Center and liaison with Carroll.
"Jennifer has been at the nexus of changes in the way we gather
and disseminate information at Gannett. Her depth of understanding of
newspapers and digital, her work on audience development and her
relationships with journalists around the country make her uniquely
able to carry out this new, critical role," said Chris Saridakis,
senior vice president and chief digital officer.
Carroll became director/News Development for the publishing group
in 2000 and was named to her current role in 2006. Previously, she had
top editing roles at Gannett newspapers, including as managing editor
of the Lansing (MI) State Journal and The Detroit News, and as
executive editor of The Burlington (VT) Free Press.
She serves on the board of the Institute for the Connected Society
(iFOCOS), and co-chairs the Audience Development Committee of
Newspaper Association of America and the Innovation Committee of the
American Society of Newspaper Editors. She was named Gannett's
Corporate Staffer of the Year in 2006, and was a co-winner of the
Chairman's Special Achievement Award in 2007 for her work designing
and implementing the Information Center.
Of Marymont's appointment, Robert J. Dickey, president of U.S.
Community Publishing, said: "It is vitally important that we continue
the growth and development of our Information Centers around the
company. Kate has excellent credentials as an editor and as an
innovator, and Fort Myers has been one of our outstanding Information
"Further, I believe the working relationship between Kate and
Jennifer, forged during the development of the Information Center and
other initiatives, will effectively enhance and strengthen the ongoing
partnership between the digital and publishing divisions."
Marymont has headed the Fort Myers news operation since March
2001. Before that, she was top editor at Gannett's Springfield (MO)
News-Leader. She also has held key editing roles at The News-Journal
in Wilmington, DE, and at the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock.
She has won four President's Rings for excellence in News,
including a shared award as Editor of the Year in 2004 and a first
runner-up award in 2006. The News-Press won a Gannett Gold Medal Award
in 2006 under her leadership and last year won the APME Innovator of
the Year Award. In the past year, Marymont has headed a task force
looking at further digital advances for the Local Information Centers.
Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information
company that publishes 85 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA
TODAY, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also
owns nearly 900 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a
weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United
Kingdom's second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest
publishes nearly 300 titles, including 17 daily newspapers, and a
network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 23
television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader
with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including
USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.
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