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Chelstowski, Moss Join
Digital First Media
Digital First Media named Ray
Chelstowski as Senior Vice President of
National Sales overseeing all print and
digital sales for the company that jointly
manages MediaNews Group, and the
Journal Register Company.
In his new role, Chelstowski will be
responsible for leading the national sales
efforts for the company’s more than 800
“Our combined Sunday paid circula-
tion of 3.1 million paid subscribers is the
second largest in the country and our 16.8
million online visitors, as computed by
ComScore, make us a top ten online news-
paper destination,” said Kirk MacDonald,
Executive Vice President of Sales for Digital
First Media. “We believe Ray is the right
leader to maximize that footprint with
Prior to joining
Digital First Media,
Publisher of Newsweek/
Daily Beast; he was also
publisher during the
turnarounds of both
and Rolling Stone maga-
Digital First Media
also named Ed Moss,
the former publisher of
the San Diego Union-
Tribune, as The Denver
Post’s new president
and chief executive.
Moss also was named
an executive vice presi-
dent of Digital First Media, responsible
for Media- News Group’s operations
in Colorado, Texas and New Mexico.
MediaNews owns The Denver Post.
Dirks, Van Essen & Murray
NEW YORK TIMES CO.
HAS SOLD ITS
HALIFAX MEDIA HOLDINGS
We are pleased to have represented Halifax Media Holdings
in this transaction.
REGIONAL MEDIA GROUP
14 daily newspapers, 2 weeklies
and affiliated publications and websites
433,250 daily circulation
Santa Fe, NM t: 505.820.2700 f: 505.820.2900
Journal Register Company
Names New Sales Senior
JRC, managed by Digital First Media,
named Kevin Haezebroeck as the Company’s
Senior Vice President of Sales.
Haezebroeck, who most recently led the
company’s Michigan and Ohio publishing
groups, will directly oversee all sales – local
and national – on all platforms.
Haezebroeck, 54, joined Journal Register
Company in 1999 as Advertising Director in
Fall River, Mass. His appointment follows
the promotion of Adam Burnham from
Vice President of Sales at Journal Register
The Post-Bulletin won eight awards in
the Minnsesota Newspaper Association
Better Newspaper Contest including a
second place for general excellence and
a first place for best use of multimedia.
It also won first place among 11 dailies
of all sizes for best use of video and first
place among 14 dailies of all sizes for its
ECM Publishers and ECM-Sun Group
newspapers editors and reporters merited
a total of 31 awards in the same competi-
tion. One of the more significant awards
went to the Morrison County Record Staff
which took second in General Excellence
in Weeklies over 5,000 circulation.
News staff for the Morrison County
Record includes, front row, Patrick
Slack, sports editor, left and Tina Snell,
staff writer. In the back row, Liz Verley,
left, who recently retired from the
Record as co-editor and Terry Lehrke,
Community Media of
Macari-Healey Publishing Company,
LLC, of Golden, Colorado has purchased
Community Media of Colorado from ASP
Westward. The Houston-based newspaper
publisher had owned CMC since 2002.
ASP Westward also operates newspapers
in suburban Houston and east Texas.
CMC publishes 12 community newspa-
pers with distribution to more than 125,000
households along Colorado’s Front Range
south of Denver and north of Colorado
Springs. Macari-Healey is a newly-formed
CEO is veteran
Essen & Murray
in the transaction.
“We are pleased that CMC will be in
good hands,” said James Hopson, president
of ASP Westward. “Jerry Healey is a smart
and energetic publisher who knows the
Company to Senior Vice President, Local
Digital Sales at Digital First Media.
GateHouse Media Names
Regional Editors; Plans
New Central Production
Will bring 130 jobs to communi-
GateHouse Media has named fifteen
current GateHouse Media editors to
regional editor positions in an aim to put
a significant focus on regional content
sharing and digital content development.
All are current editors at local papers who
are taking on this assignment, as well
maintaining their current roles at their
local sites. In these new roles, the group
will seek out regional content sharing and
product development opportunities.
GateHouse has also announced the
creation of two central news production
centers - in Rockford, Ill., and Framingham,
Mass. Each center will handle the copy
editing and page design of all of its daily
and weekly newspapers. The move will
bring more than 70 jobs to Framingham
and 60 jobs to Rockford.
The metro desk, for daily newspapers
over 5,000 circulation, will be located
at the Rockford Register Star in Illinois.
Papers at this desk will start launching
in June. The community desk, for daily
newspapers under 5,000 circulation and
non daily publications, will be located in
the MetroWest Daily News in Framingham,
Mass. Papers at this desk will start launch-
ing later in the summer.
“Locating the desks in communities
where we have established newspapers
means we have greater opportunity to
retain local talent, one of our top goals
in building the desks in states where
GateHouse owns nearly 200 newspa-
pers,” said David Arkin, Vice President of
Content & Audience. “It also means that
we’re reinvesting in communities where
we own newspapers.”
GateHouse Media will soon launch a
website to begin the hiring process for
the copy editors needed.
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