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Gannett Names New President and Publisher in Oshkosh, WI

McLEAN, VA – Tom Cooper will become the president and publisher of the Oshkosh (WI) Northwestern, it was announced today. Cooper was vice president for marketing of the Des Moines (IA) Register.

Cooper also will serve as vice president for marketing for the east group of Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers, which includes The Post-Crescent. He replaces Kevin Doyle, who recently was named president and publisher of the Pensacola (FL) News Journal.

“This is a great move for Tom, Oshkosh employees and Wisconsin readers,” said Sue Clark-Johnson, president of Gannett’s Newspaper Division. “He brings both people skills and strategic marketing skills to his new dual responsibilities. I am delighted Tom has accepted the challenge.”

Cooper has been at the Des Moines Register since 2000. Previously, we worked in marketing and sales jobs at the Montgomery (AL) Advertiser and the Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette. He joined Gannett in 1990.

Cooper is a native of Racine, WI and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Parkside.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 91 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 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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