Gannett Announces Online Executive Appointments
McLEAN, VA – Two executive appointments were announced today in the Newspaper Division of Gannett Co., Inc (NYSE: GCI).
Daniel J. Donaghy was named vice president/online sales and marketing, and Peter Lundquist becomes vice president/online content and operations.
Donaghy joined Gannett in 2003 as director/online classified sales. Prior to that, he was Classified Ventures’ senior vice president, corporate development. Donaghy began his newspaper career at The New York Times in 1980, where he served in a variety of management positions including senior vice president, sales and marketing at The New York Times Electronic Media Company. Donaghy is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, and has a master’s degree from Stanford University.
“Dan Donaghy is an experienced online and newspaper executive. He has made important contributions to our online growth since joining Gannett,” said Jack Williams, senior vice president/diversified business and development. “We’re pleased to have someone with his depth of knowledge take on this additional responsibility.”
Lundquist came to Gannett in 1996 as online manager at The Des Moines Register, where he started DesMoinesRegister.com. He later became online director at The Register before moving to the Newspaper Division corporate staff in 1999 as director/online content. He began his newspaper career as a reporter for the Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World. He became Web editor there in 1995 and helped start LJWorld.com, Lawrence.com and JHawks.com (now KUSports.com), among the first 100 newspaper sites on the Web. Lundquist has a degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and was a Pulliam Journalism Fellow.
“Peter Lundquist has a breadth of experience in online content, and an impressive record of success,” Williams said. “We are excited to have him put his skills to work in expanded capacities for Gannett newspapers all across the country.”
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 750 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 21 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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