Dorsey Starting Today as Publisher

By Pollick, Michael | Sarasota Herald Tribune, October 1, 2012 | Go to article overview

Dorsey Starting Today as Publisher


Pollick, Michael, Sarasota Herald Tribune


HERALD-TRIBUNE: He points to local content and digital delivery as top priorities

SARASOTA

Patrick Dorsey, who takes over today as publisher of the Herald- Tribune Media Group, likes to hit the ground running.

At least four days a week, he gets to the gym by 6:30 a.m. An hour or so later, he is usually at his desk.

Dorsey, 44, comes to Sarasota with long experience in Florida newspaper and online publishing. Since 2005, Dorsey has been publisher and president of the Tallahassee Democrat, taking over when Gannett Co. acquired the newspaper. He has also worked for Gannett in Brevard County.

In Tallahassee, Dorsey has been widely involved in community and civic groups, ranging from the United Way to the chamber of commerce and community foundation. He has also been involved in statewide publishing and journalism ventures, including serving on the boards of the Florida Press Association, where he just completed a term as chairman, and the Florida First Amendment Foundation.

"What is exciting for you all, is that you are getting a guy in his mid-40s, in the early prime of his career, and he has got game in media circles," said Ron Sachs, president of Sachs Communications, a Tallahassee public relations and advertising firm. "He found a way to make the Democrat into a relevant range of media platforms, not just a newspaper."

Dorsey succeeds Diane McFarlin, whose tenure at the Herald- Tribune included nine years as executive editor and 13 years as publisher. McFarlin left to become dean of the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida, beginning in January.

Dorsey says he intends to emphasize local news content and digital delivery, while working to build daily newspaper circulation.

Dorsey said he also plans to be involved in the community, though he said he will likely first take time to get settled and get a handle on the Herald-Tribune.

"I will take that slow in the beginning, which is what I did in Tallahassee," Dorsey said. "Focus on job one at hand, and that is managing the business. I expect that at first, I will just be learning -- who everybody is, what is going on, what does the community feel their needs are."

Halifax Media Group, the Daytona Beach-based company that acquired the Herald-Tribune in January as part of its purchase of the New York Times Co. …

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