Cox Media Group Names Michael Joseph as Publisher of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jul 23, 2009, 10:15 ET from Cox Media Group

ATLANTA, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Media Group announced today that Michael Joseph is being promoted to publisher of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), effective immediately. Joseph currently serves as the AJC's general manager and president. He will continue reporting to Doug Franklin who will continue his role at Cox Media Group as executive vice president.

"Mike is a natural choice for this role," said Franklin. "First in Dayton, and most recently in Atlanta, Mike has exhibited a wealth of operations and management experience. These skills will be invaluable as the AJC adjusts its business model to best serve readers and advertisers."

Joseph joined the AJC in April 2009 to oversee all of the company's business operations, including advertising, marketing, circulation, production and human resources. Prior to joining the AJC, Joseph served as president and CEO of Cox Ohio and publisher of the Dayton Daily News.

He joined Cox Ohio Publishing in 1995 and served a number of roles. While in Dayton, he was responsible for multiple business operations, including advertising sales, distribution, manufacturing, finance, information systems and human resources. He also oversaw the planning, design and operations of Cox Ohio's Print Technology Center, which produces the company's four daily and eight weekly newspapers, as well as the regional edition of The New York Times. Prior to joining Cox, he worked for Pioneer Press Newspapers in Illinois.

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group, Inc. is a broadcasting, publishing and digital media subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises. It includes the broadcast stations of Cox Television and Cox Radio; publishing titles of Cox Newspapers; and the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps.

SOURCE Cox Media Group