Gannett Names Richard Jensen Publisher of Public Opinion in Chambersburg, PA
McLEAN, VA – Richard J. Jensen has been named president and publisher of the Public Opinion in Chambersburg, PA. He previously was executive editor of the Press & Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton, NY. “Rick Jensen is a journalist with a depth of experience at some of Gannett’s best newspapers. I am pleased to welcome him to the rank of publisher,” said Gary Watson, president of Gannett’s Newspaper Division. Jensen joined Gannett in 1974 and held reporting and editing positions at newspapers in Ithaca, NY; Rochester, NY; Rockford, IL; Niagara Falls, NY; Utica, NY and Binghamton, NY. He also worked at the Baltimore (MD) News-American. Jensen received a Bachelor of Journalism degree in 1974 from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is married and has two children.
He succeeds John W. Mason, who resigned to pursue other interests.
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) 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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