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J. Patrick Doyle Named President and Publisher of the Palladium-Item in Richmond, Ind.

ARLINGTON, Va. — J. Patrick Doyle has been named president and publisher of the Palladium-Item in Richmond, Ind., it was announced today.

Doyle previously was group publisher for Conley Publishing Group in Hartford, Wis. He succeeds Emmett Smelser, who earlier was named president and publisher of The Star Press in Muncie, Ind.

“Pat Doyle is an experienced newspaper executive with a strong record of success,” said Gary L. Watson, president of the Newspaper Division. “We welcome him to Gannett.”

Before joining the Conley Group in 1997, Doyle spent 17 years with Thomson Newspapers, where he served as a vice president and group publisher and in varied corporate roles, including chief operating officer of a group of 14 newspapers.

Doyle is a graduate of Mankato (Minn.) State University.

Gannett Co., Inc. is an 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 in excess of 300 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. In the United Kingdom, Gannett subsidiary Newsquest plc publishes nearly 300 titles, including 15 daily newspapers. Gannett also operates 22 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by most of its TV stations and newspapers including, one of the most popular news sites on the web.