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Ellwood Named Newspaper Division vice President/Market Development

McLEAN, VA – Susie Ellwood has been named vice president /market development for the Gannett Newspaper Division, it was announced today.

Ellwood was formerly vice president/market development for Detroit Newspapers, a joint operating agency of Gannett Co., Inc., publisher of The Detroit News, and Knight Ridder, Inc., publisher of the Detroit Free Press.

“Susie has a breadth of experience in newspaper marketing and an extremely impressive record of success,” said Donald M. Stinson, senior vice president/marketing in the Newspaper Division. “We are excited to have her put her skills to work for Gannett newspapers all across the country.”

Ellwood has served as the senior marketing executive in Detroit since 1991. She previously was vice president and director of marketing for the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock, Arkansas. Ellwood is an Arkansas native and a graduate of Arkansas State University with a B.S.E. in business. Before joining the Gazette, she was director of sales promotion and direct marketing for National Investors Life Insurance, a company licensed in 22 states and headquartered in Little Rock.

Ellwood is a past president of the Market Development and Promotion Federation of the Newspaper Association of America. In 2001, she received the industry organization’s Distinguished Marketing Award. She is also an eight-time winner of Gannett’s President’s Ring award, a program that recognizes top achievement by executives within newspaper disciplines.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 101 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns more than 500 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 more than 300 titles, including 17 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 22 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.

For more information, contact:
Tara Connell
Vice President of Corporate Communications
(703) 854-6049