SOURCE: Journal Register Company
YARDLEY, PA--(Marketwire - Jul 3, 2012) - Journal Register Company today announced the appointment of Jan Dewey as Publisher of its New York cluster. Ms. Dewey will oversee all operations in New York, which includes The Saratogian in Saratoga Springs, The Record in Troy, the Daily Freeman in Kingston, and The Daily Dispatch in Oneida, as well as all non-daily publications.
Ms. Dewey most recently served as Advertising Director for the Poughkeepsie Journal, a post she held for more than 10 years. She has also served as Retail Advertising Manager and Classified Advertising Manager during her more than 20 years at the Journal.
"At every level of her career Jan has proven she understands the need to meet and exceed customer expectations. Her leadership in the ever-changing media landscape made her the clear choice to continue the digital transformation in our New York cluster," said Jeff Bairstow, President of Journal Register Company and Digital First Media.
"I am very excited to be joining Journal Register Company and to have the opportunity to lead the extraordinary New York team. I have dedicated my entire career to the media industry and very much look forward to joining a company that is pioneering the future of local news and information," said Ms. Dewey, a native New Yorker who resides in Dutchess County with her husband and children.
Ms. Dewey will be responsible for all of the Company's New York operations including strategy, content, product development and revenue.
Ms. Dewey will be based in Kingston, where she will be in charge of day-to-day management of the Freeman.
Ira Fusfeld, Publisher of the Daily Freeman for the last 25 years, has been named Publisher Emeritus and will continue to be involved with the operations of the newspaper.
Mr. Fusfeld has been Publisher of the Daily Freeman since 1987. He joined the Freeman staff in 1970 as a sports writer, eventually becoming Sports Editor, Editor and General Manager before his promotion to Publisher.
"I am pleased to welcome Jan to Kingston," said Mr. Fusfeld. "I look forward to working with her during the transition and beyond. She will fit in perfectly with our company's 'digital first' philosophy and, on a personal note, her arrival has helped me construct a perfect bridge to retirement over the next year or so."
About Journal Register Company
Journal Register Company is a leader in local news and information in 10 states. The Company's more than 350 multi-platform products reach an audience of 21 million people each month. For more information visit the company website at www.JournalRegister.com.
About Digital First Media
Digital First Media (www.DigitalFirstMedia.com) is headquartered in New York City, and jointly manages MediaNews Group and Journal Register Company. Digital First Media reaches 57 million Americans each month through more than 800 multi-platform products across 18 states.