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Susan Linsey Named vice President/Advertising at Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers

MCLEAN, VA – Susan Linsey, director/advertising in the Gannett Newspaper Division, has been named vice president/advertising of Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers, a new position, effective Jan. 1, 2002.

A successor to Linsey in the Newspaper Division will be named shortly.

Linsey will report to Mary Stier, president of the Gannett Midwest Newspaper Group, and will oversee the advertising sales operations of ten newspapers with a total circulation of 280,000 daily and 238,000 Sunday. The newspapers are in Appleton, Green Bay, Wausau, Manitowoc, Fond du Lac, Marshfield, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids.

“Susan’s expertise is invaluable as we create a new model for advertising within geographic clustered newspapers,” said Mary Stier.

Linsey joined Gannett in 1990 as classified advertising manager of the Marin (CA) Independent-Journal. She was named advertising director of the Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette in 1992 and joined the corporate advertising staff in 1994. She is a member of the Newspaper Association of America display federation board and chair of the NAA Advertising Task Force on Recruitment and Retention.

“Susan is clearly one of the top newspaper advertising professionals in the United States,” said Don Stinson, vice president/advertising of the Newspaper Division and president of the Gannett Retail Advertising Group. “The dedication, hard work and leadership she has provided as a member of the corporate advertising staff these past seven years have been nothing short of incredible.”

Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company that publishes 97 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.