Gannett Company


Gannett Company

Infobox Company
company_name = Gannett Co., Inc.
company_
company_type = Public (nyse|GCI)
foundation = 1906
location = McLean, Virginia
key_people = Craig A. Dubow; Chairman, President & CEO
revenue = US$8.03 billion (2006)
industry = Media
products = Newspapers, television, and Internet media
num_employees= 49,675
homepage = [http://www.gannett.com/ www.gannett.com]

Gannett Company, Inc. (nyse|GCI) is a publicly-traded media holding company based in the United States. It is the largest U.S. newspaper publisher as measured by total daily circulation. Its assets include the national newspaper "USA Today" and the weekly "USA Weekend". Its largest non-national newspaper is "The Arizona Republic" in Phoenix. Other large holdings include "The Indianapolis Star", "The Enquirer" in Cincinnati, "The Tennessean" in Nashville, "The Courier-Journal" in Louisville, "The Des Moines Register", "The Honolulu Advertiser" and the "Detroit Free Press". Gannett also holds substantial properties in digital media including PointRoll and ShopLocal. Gannett Company, Inc. was founded in 1923 by Frank Gannett in Rochester, New York. The company was headquartered in Rochester, New York until 1986 when it relocated to Arlington County, Virginia. Gannett's oldest newspaper still in circulation is The Star-Gazette located out of Elmira, New York. In 2001, it moved to its current headquarters in Tysons Corner, a suburb of Washington, D.C. The name of the company is pronounced "guh-NETT," with the emphasis on the second syllable.

Assets

Gannett's media properties include the following newspapers among the top 50 (by circulation -- figures are approximate) in the United States, and the following television stations in the top 10 U.S. television markets:

* "USA Today" of McLean, Virginia (2,525,000)
* "The Arizona Republic" of Phoenix, Arizona (541,800)
* "The Indianapolis Star" of Indianapolis, Indiana (354,300)
* "Detroit Free Press" of Detroit, Michigan (329,989)
* "The Des Moines Register" of Des Moines, Iowa (233,200)
* "The Courier-Journal" of Louisville, Kentucky (218,796)
* "The Cincinnati Enquirer" of Cincinnati, Ohio (206,300)
* "The Greenville News" of Greenville, South Carolina (88,898)
* WATL-TV in Atlanta, Georgia (Market #9)
* WXIA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia (Market #9)
* WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C. (Market #8)
* WTSP-TV in Tampa, Florida (Market #13)
* WMAZ-TV in Macon, Georgia (Market #145)

Gannett Digital Assets:
* [http://www.pointroll.com PointRoll]
* [http://shoplocal.com ShopLocal]
* [http://4info.com 4info]

Directors

Gannett's chairman, president and chief executive officer is Craig A. Dubow. Other directors are:Senior executives are:
*Robert Dickey, President, U.S Community Publishing Division
*Robert T. Collins Senior Group President, Atlantic Coast Newspaper Group, and President and Publisher, Asbury Park Press
*Philip R. Currie Senior Vice President, News, Newspaper Division
* Paul Davidson - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Newsquest plc
*Barbara A. Henry Senior Group President, Interstate Newspaper Group, and President and Publisher, "The Indianapolis Star"
*Roxanne Horning Senior Vice President, Gannett Human Resources
*Dave Lougee President, Gannett Broadcasting
*Gracia Martore Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
*Craig A. Moon President and Publisher, "USA Today"
*Wendell Van Lare Senior Vice President, Gannett Labor Relations
*W. Curtis Riddle Senior Group President, East Newspaper Group, and President and Publisher, "The News Journal", Wilmington, Delaware
*John A. (Jack) Williams President, Gannett Digital Ventures
*Kurt Wimmer - Senior Vice President, General Counsel
*Alvin Flanagan is a former president of the Gannett Company
*Chris Saridakis Senior vice president and chief digital officer

References

External links

* [http://www.gannett.com/ Gannett Company website]
* [http://www.usatoday.com/ "USA Today" website]


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