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Sue Clark-Johnson to Retire from Gannett

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Sue Clark-Johnson to Retire from Gannett

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The head of Gannett's newspaper division, Sue Clark-Johnson, has announced plans to retire after a 40-year career with the country's largest newspaper company.

Clark-Johnson was named president of Gannett's newspaper division in September 2005. She is currently chairwoman of the Newspaper Association of America, a term that will expire this spring.

In a prepared statement released this morning, Clark-Johnson said: "This has been a difficult decision. I have been with Gannett for 40 years, through evolution, transformation, good times and bad. It has always been exhilarating personally and professionally. The significant changes our newspaper operations have made in just the last 18 months towards the multiple platform availability of news are extraordinary, thanks to the thousands of dedicated folks who made it happen."

Gannett Chairman, President and CEO Craig Dubow said the company is looking for her successor.

Prior to her appointment as head of the newspaper division, Clark-Johnson, 60, was chairwoman and CEO of Phoenix Newspapers.

"Gannett has provided me unlimited opportunity -- to grow, to innovate, to lead and do what I love to do," Clark-Johnson said in a statement. "I will miss my many friends in Gannett very much. …

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