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Gannett Digital Announces Executive Appointments

McLEAN, VA – Three executive appointments were announced today by Gannett Digital President Jack Williams. They are:

* ㄀Daniel Donaghy was named senior vice president of Sales for Gannett Digital. He formerly was vice president of sales and marketing in Gannett’s Newspaper Division.

* ㄀Peter Lundquist becomes vice president of Content and Product Development for Gannett Digital. He previously was vice president of content and operations in Gannett’s Newspaper Division.

* ㄀Matthew Jones was named director of Mobile Strategy and Operations for Gannett Digital. He previously was director of Mobile Products for

“We are extremely fortunate to have such knowledgeable and experienced professionals to fill these key roles on Gannett Digital’s executive team,” said Williams. “Each in their own way has made significant contributions to Gannett’s success in online and mobile endeavors, and I am confident they will continue to add leadership and more value to the company in their new roles.”

Donaghy joined Gannett in 2003 as director/Online Classified Sales. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of Corporate Development for Classified Ventures, a company in which Gannett is a partner. 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.

Lundquist came to Gannett in 1996 as online manager at The Des Moines Register, where he launched 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 (KS) Journal-World. He became Web editor there in 1995 and helped start, and (now, 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.

Jones joined in 1998 as Sales Planning coordinator and was promoted a short time later to Alliance manager. In 1999, he was named Product Development and CRM Implementation manager. In 2004, he became senior marketing manager and was named director of Mobile Products for a year later. Jones received his B.A. degree in history from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 90 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns nearly 1,000 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, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.

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