Kelly Adds Audience Development to Senior VP Role

DETROIT, Mich., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Media Partnership announced today that Patricia Kelly, a senior vice president of the company, is assuming additional responsibilities for customer service, consumer marketing and growing the audience of the company's expanding portfolio of printed and electronic products.  

Kelly, 44, will continue to be responsible for the company's digital product development and client solutions operations.  Her new responsibilities had previously been handled by Janet Hasson, Senior VP/Audience Development.  Hasson was named today to serve as President and Publisher of Gannett Co.'s Westchester Journal News, in White Plains, New York.  

"Patricia is a seasoned executive, with a successful track record in taking on new and challenging assignments, and she has experience in all these areas. Additionally, she is passionate about finding the right solutions for customers, both businesses and consumers.  All of that positions her uniquely to take on these additional responsibilities," said Susie Ellwood, CEO of Detroit Media Partnership, which manages all business functions for the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News.  

Kelly joined Detroit Media Partnership in 1995, and has held positions in Strategic Planning, Marketing, Circulation, Advertising, and Digital.  Prior to joining Gannett's Detroit operation, she held various positions on Gannett's internal audit staff for six years, starting in 1989. Kelly earned a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts.  

Detroit Media Partnership, L.P. manages the business functions of the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News. As the largest newspapers in Michigan, with two of the most visited Web sites in the market, the Free Press and The News combine to reach a weekly audience of 1.8 million people; or half of all adults in this market see our products.*  Detroit Media Partnership is also the advertising sales agent for the following suburban Detroit publications: Observer & Eccentric, Novi News, Milford Times, Northville Record, South Lyon Herald and Livingston County Daily Press & Argus. Gannett Co., Inc., owner of the Free Press, is the general partner in DMP; MediaNews Group, owner of The News, is the limited partner.

*SOURCE: 2011 Scarborough Report -- January 2011 -- February 2010 -- Detroit DMA

SOURCE Detroit Media Partnership




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