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Nursing Spectrum Acquires NurseWeek from Jobson Publishing, LLC

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL and SUNNYVALE, CA- Nursing Spectrum and NurseWeek, two industry leaders in the nursing recruitment, information, and education industry, announced today an agreement in which Nursing Spectrum, a division of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), has acquired NurseWeek from Jobson Publishing, LLC.

Patti Rager, RN, MSN, MBA, president and publisher of Nursing Spectrum, said: “We are pleased to bring together these two nationally-known and highly-respected nursing communication companies. Nurse Week and Nursing Spectrum have a combined total of more than 30 years of experience educating, informing, and supporting registered nurses and serving the needs of nurse recruiters. The fact that NurseWeek and Nursing Spectrum share these common goals makes this acquisition a perfect fit. The resulting synergy will allow us to offer the widest range of products and services.

“Readers of both publications will benefit from even more compelling, award-winning articles and regional news targeted to RNs to help them excel in their careers. Our combined continuing education division, which includes self-study programs, study tours, books and seminars, will now comprise an even more comprehensive package of CE services for RNs.

“We are delighted that NurseWeek’s executive team of Ray Riordan, John Leggett, and Andy Baldwin has chosen to stay on with Nursing Spectrum to grow the company, We will continue to publish NurseWeek as a separate publication of Nursing Spectrum.” Rager said.

Ray Riordan will assume the position of senior vice president of advertising, Western region, Nursing Spectrum. Riordan said: “NurseWeek has always been committed to providing quality products and services to our customers and nurses in the community. Now that NurseWeek is part of Nursing Spectrum, we will have more resources for expanding that commitment.”

Steve Hauber, executive vice president for advertising, marketing, and interactive services, Nursing Spectrum, said: “The numbers say it all. Nursing Spectrum will now publish 12 regional magazines, with a combined circulation of more than 1 million registered nurses. The acquisition also expands the number, and distribution, of our numerous specialty publications, student guides, and Career Fitness Guides. RNs can find jobs across the country through our print products and websites, and The two websites average more than 1.8 million page views per month. We’ll also be combining our successful job fair businesses so we can offer expanded events across the country in 2004.”

Nursing Spectrum, an RN-led communications company and division of Gannett, promotes the recognition and support of the nursing community by providing timely, relevant, and compelling information through its award winning magazines, annual career guides, websites (, Nursing Spectrum Continuing Education services, and Nursing Spectrum Career Fitness Expos reaching over 1 million RNs and other healthcare professionals worldwide.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 100 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns almost 500 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 22 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.

Jobson Publishing is a well known and well respected leader in specialty healthcare publishing, communications, and medical education. Jobson’s broad range of products and publications include: 4 leading education and marketing services companies. Jobson’s service now encompasses 48 properties in 37 countries worldwide published in 8 languages.

For information, please contact:
Patti Rager
President and Publisher

Roger Amato Sr. VP
Jobson Publishing LLC