Jennifer Carroll Named a vice President in Gannett’s Newspaper Division
McLEAN, VA – Jennifer Carroll, formerly director of news development, has been named vice president/new media content in the Newspaper Division of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).
“Jennifer’s work over the years, particularly during the last year as we have been moving more content to new platforms, has been extraordinary. Naming her vice president is recognition for the significant contribution that she makes every day,” said Sue Clark-Johnson, president of the Newspaper Division.
Carroll will continue to work in the News Department of the Newspaper Division. She joined the corporate staff in the news development role in 2000. From 1997 to 2000, she was managing editor at The Detroit News, then owned by Gannett. She was executive editor of The Burlington (VT) Free Press for three years prior to that.
She began at the Lansing (MI) State Journal in 1984 as a reporter and rose to managing editor in 1990. A graduate of Michigan State University, she began her career in 1981 as a reporter at the Times-Herald in Port Huron, MI.
Earlier this year, Carroll was named the Gannett Corporate Staffer of the Year. She is a member of the task force of 24 industry innovators working on “Newspaper Next: The Transformation Project” of the American Press Institute, and she serves on the advisory board of API’s Media Center. She also served three terms on the board of the Associated Press Managing Editors.
In her new role, she will continue to work with Gannett newspapers on innovative approaches and also will coordinate activities with other Gannett divisions in seeking to extend the reach and scope of content across media platforms.
Gannett is a leading international news and information company that publishes 90 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 USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.
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