Gannett Announces Executive Appointments in Digital and Publishing
McLEAN, VA – Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) today announced new roles for two veteran news executives, effective immediately.
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 Centers.
“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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