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Gannett’s Talent Development Program Participants Graduate

McLEAN, VA – Gannett (NYSE: GCI) has graduated the second class of its innovative and award-winning Talent Development Program, which recruits, hires and trains top U.S. graduating college seniors annually.

The program identifies candidates while they are still in college and guides them through to pre-assigned jobs at Gannett operations around the country.

The class of 31 was chosen from among 1,260 applications received early in the year. The program participants then experienced a summer of on-the-job training and mentoring in multiple disciplines at Gannett sites around the country. A third class will be chosen next spring from applications received beginning Oct. 20.

“The Talent Development Program is a win for everyone involved. Gannett gains superior talent and the graduates receive a head start on their preferred careers,” said Roxanne Horning, senior vice president of human resources for Gannett. “We couldn’t be happier with the result, not only with this year’s class but the continuing success of our first graduating class.”

The program has consistently attracted top candidates in journalism, multimedia, advertising and circulation, said Virgil Smith, vice president of talent management for Gannett and the program’s developer.

A list of the graduates, their colleges and the Gannett locations where the graduates work is available at

Gannett Co., Inc. 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 17 daily paid-for titles; approximately 300 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications; and a network of award-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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