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Gannett Names Chin President, Publisher of the Fort Collins Coloradoan

McLEAN, VA – Christine M. Chin has been named president and publisher at the Fort Collins Coloradoan, it was announced today by the Newspaper Division of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

Chin was president and publisher of The Bellingham (WA) Herald, which was acquired last month by Knight Ridder Inc. Chin replaces Dorothy Bland, who resigned.

“Christine has the varied background and perspective that is a good fit with the Fort Collins community. I am very pleased she will be heading the team at the Coloradoan,” said Susan Clark-Johnson, senior group president of the Pacific Newspaper Group and president and publisher of The Arizona Republic. Clark-Johnson will become head of Gannett’s Newspaper Division on Sept. 30.

Chin joined Gannett in 1993 as the director of market development at The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, CA. In 1999 she became the strategic development director at the Reno Gazette-Journal and in 2001 went to Bellingham. She previously worked at Knight-Ridder, Inc. and at The Press-Telegram in Long Beach, CA.

She received a Gannett President’s Ring in 2004 for her work at Bellingham and three President’s Rings for market development in 1995, 1996 and 1998. She received two Newspaper Association of America Minority Fellowships in 1990 and 1996.

She has a BA from UCLA and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 99 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns more than 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 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, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.

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