Chicago Tribune Executive Named to Legacy.Com Board

Newspaper's Vice President of Development Brings Extensive Media

Experience to Leading Online Obituary Company



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Legacy.com

    EVANSTON, Ill., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Owen Youngman, a Chicago Tribune
 executive who has developed a variety of award-winning Web sites for the
 newspaper, has joined the board of directors of Legacy.com, Inc., the nation's
 leading online obituary company.
     "Owen, a thirty-year veteran of the Chicago Tribune, has a long history of
 masterfully building bridges between traditional print media content and
 innovative online ventures," says Stopher Bartol, president and CEO of
 Legacy.com.  "His experience will be a valuable asset to Legacy.com as we
 continue to form partnerships with newspapers in the important area of
 obituaries."
     In his role as the Tribune's vice president of development, a position he
 has held since 1999, Youngman is responsible for the creation of new Tribune
 products, services and business ventures, as well as strategic planning and
 marketing communications.
     During his tenure as the Tribune's first director of interactive media,
 from 1995 to 1999, Youngman created and launched several award-winning Web
 sites, including chicagotribune.com, named Best Online Newspaper twice by
 Editor & Publisher magazine and once by the Newspaper Association of America.
 For the printed newspaper, he created a number of new sections, including Your
 Money, a daily personal finance section that combined editorial content with
 classified ads.
     Youngman serves on the board of directors of the Newspaper Association of
 America's New Media Federation and was a founding member of the advisory board
 of the American Press Institute's Media Center.
     Described by CBSMarketWatch as the "granddaddy of online obituary
 companies," Legacy.com works with newspapers and funeral homes across the
 country to provide online guest books, memorials and other obituary-related
 products.  Started in 1998, the Evanston, Ill.-based company is partly owned
 by Tribune Co. (NYSE:   TRB), one of the country's premier media companies and
 owner of the Chicago Tribune.
 
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    EVANSTON, Ill., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Owen Youngman, a Chicago Tribune
 executive who has developed a variety of award-winning Web sites for the
 newspaper, has joined the board of directors of Legacy.com, Inc., the nation's
 leading online obituary company.
     "Owen, a thirty-year veteran of the Chicago Tribune, has a long history of
 masterfully building bridges between traditional print media content and
 innovative online ventures," says Stopher Bartol, president and CEO of
 Legacy.com.  "His experience will be a valuable asset to Legacy.com as we
 continue to form partnerships with newspapers in the important area of
 obituaries."
     In his role as the Tribune's vice president of development, a position he
 has held since 1999, Youngman is responsible for the creation of new Tribune
 products, services and business ventures, as well as strategic planning and
 marketing communications.
     During his tenure as the Tribune's first director of interactive media,
 from 1995 to 1999, Youngman created and launched several award-winning Web
 sites, including chicagotribune.com, named Best Online Newspaper twice by
 Editor & Publisher magazine and once by the Newspaper Association of America.
 For the printed newspaper, he created a number of new sections, including Your
 Money, a daily personal finance section that combined editorial content with
 classified ads.
     Youngman serves on the board of directors of the Newspaper Association of
 America's New Media Federation and was a founding member of the advisory board
 of the American Press Institute's Media Center.
     Described by CBSMarketWatch as the "granddaddy of online obituary
 companies," Legacy.com works with newspapers and funeral homes across the
 country to provide online guest books, memorials and other obituary-related
 products.  Started in 1998, the Evanston, Ill.-based company is partly owned
 by Tribune Co. (NYSE:   TRB), one of the country's premier media companies and
 owner of the Chicago Tribune.
 
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