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Gannett Names Silberman Publisher at Salem, Ore.

McLEAN, VA – Steve Silberman, formerly executive editor of The Desert Sun at Palm Springs, Calif., has been named publisher of the Statesman Journal at Salem, Ore.

“Steve’s talent for journalism and his passion to serve the community, which served him so well in Palm Springs, will continue to grow and flourish in Salem,” said Bob Dickey, President of Gannett U.S. Community Publishing. “The Desert Sun community has said again and again what a great presence Steve had there and how lucky Salem is to be getting such an accomplished leader. We feel the same way.”

Silberman served as the Desert Sun’s executive editor since 2002. He also has been the managing editor at the Idaho Statesman in Boise, an editor at the Orange County Register and as a reporter at The Record in Hackensack, N.J. He began his career in 1984 as a reporter for the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn.

Silberman has a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and a masters in journalism from Columbia University.

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a leading international news and information company that publishes 85 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns nearly 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 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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