Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Musical Chairs at MediaNews

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Musical Chairs at MediaNews

Article excerpt

On the same day the business functions of Denver's two rival dailies merged, MediaNews Group Inc. CEO William Dean Singleton became publisher of The Denver Post, putting him on the front lines of the new joint operating agreement (JOA).

The move was one of many made Jan. 22 by the Post's parent, which also announced that Joseph "Jody" Lodovic IV, its executive vice president and chief financial officer, has been named MediaNews president, succeeding Singleton in this position, and that outgoing Post Publisher Gerald E. Grilly has become executive vice president and chief operating officer of MediaNews.

Singleton said he wanted to return to the news side, where he started his newspaper career, and that he sees Lodovic as his successor, eventually. "I'm only 49, so I'm not going anywhere, but Jody's next in line," Singleton said.

While Rocky Mountain News parent E.W. Scripps Co. did not name a publisher to run the News within the new JOA, News Editor John Temple is now Scripps' top Denver executive, taking on the title of president of the News.

Expanded newspapers and higher advertising rates are among the consequences of the 50-year JOA. Scripps has said it has lost millions with the News over the past decade, and the JOA will curb the red ink it sustained competing head-to-head with the Post for subscribers and advertisers. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.