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REVIEW PUBLISHING PROMOTES GALLO
Review Publishing, based in Philadelphia, PA, has pro-
moted John C. Gallo to Chief Operating Officer of the com-
pany. In his new position Gallo will have day-to-day oversight
responsibility for the entire company which publishes the
PW – Philadelphia Weekly, the South Philly Review, the
Southwest Philly Review and the Atlantic City Weekly.
Gallo joined the South Philly Review in 1985 as a display
sales representative. He worked his way up to increasing
levels of responsibility, primarily in advertising. He became
the General Manager of the South Philly Review in 1995 and
was promoted to Publisher in 1996. During his tenure there, Gallo launched the Southwest
Philly Review as well as several other publications and special sections including an
annual community guide for South Philadelphia.
He was promoted to Vice President of Operations for Review Publishing in 2005 and
assumed responsibility for coordinating operations activities that cross the boundaries
of RP’s individual publications. He focused much attention lately on overseeing and
supporting the efforts of both the South Philly Review and Atlantic City Weekly.
ONLINE VETERAN TO LEAD DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF JRC NEWSROOMS
Jim Brady has joined the Journal Register Company to
lead the Digital Transformation of all of its newsrooms on
Brady, a digital news veteran, the former Executive Editor
of washingtonpost.com, most recently served as founder
and general manager of the innovative site TBD, a local
news operation dedicated to comprehensive coverage of the
Washington, D.C. region that combined traditional journalism
and audience-powered reporting.
“Jim has a deep understanding of how the audience both
creates and consumes news and information in the digital
world. The debate of bloggers vs. journalists or citizen journalists vs. professionals is now
over. The new business models of news demand we understand and incorporate both. Jim
has been at the very forefront of that debate and is a leader in implementing solutions,”
said John Paton, Chief Executive Officer of Journal Register Company.
Brady will immediately be responsible for Project Thunderdome – Journal Register
Company’s plan for engaging audience and creating content across all platforms and
In addition, Brady will be responsible for instilling newsroom practices across all JRC
properties which conform to the new News Ecology of digital first and print last.
MONTROSE DAILY PRESS GETS NEW PUBLISHER
Francis L. Wick has been named publisher of the Montrose Daily Press. Wick, 30, is
the son of Robert J. Wick, an owner of Wick Communications Co., which publishes the
paper, and a grandson of company co-founder Milton I. Wick.
The younger Wick is slated to receive an MBA in May from the University of Arizona,
where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Wick replaces Stephen Woody, who left the paper to become publisher of the Sheridan
Press ( WY).
“Stephen Woody has done an excellent job in his years as publisher of the Montrose
Daily Press, as well as in earlier assignments for Wick Communications,” said John
Mathew, Wick Communications president and CEO. “We appreciate his stewardship
and wish him and his family well in their new venture in Sheridan. We also look forward
to Francis and [his wife] Mandy Wick becoming part of the Montrose community and
believe Francis will do well as the Daily Press’ new publisher.”
REED LEADS NAA
Michael E. Reed, president and CEO of Gatehouse Media
Incorporated, has been elected Chairman of the Newspaper
Association of America. The gavel was passed to Reed from
last year’s chairman, Mark G. Contreras, senior vice president/
newspapers of the E.W. Scripps Company, during NAA’s
mediaXchange conference held earlier this spring.
Reed became chief executive officer of GateHouse Media
Inc. in February 2006.
Michael E. Reed
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