MCLEAN, Va., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) announced Louisville native Wesley Jackson has been named publisher of The Courier-Journal in Louisville, KY, effective today. Jackson previously served as vice president of Sales and Marketing at The Courier-Journal. He succeeds Arnold Garson, who retired March 2.
"As a native of Louisville, Wesley has a deep understanding of the community and what matters most to its residents," said Robert Dickey, president of U.S. Community Publishing. "His hometown roots and knowledge, combined with extensive media and digital expertise have already contributed significantly to the Courier-Journal and the Louisville community. They will be of even greater benefit as he takes on his new role as publisher."
Prior to joining the Courier-Journal in 2011, Jackson worked with several developmental technology businesses, including Mastery Mavens, LLC as founder; President and COO of VuPal Networks; and as a partner in Maroon Ventures, LLC., a boutique digital media consulting firm. From 2000 – 2007, he served in a variety of roles at Belo Corp., including corporate senior vice president, president/general manager of Belo Interactive Media and vice president of sales for Belo Interactive.
Active in the industry and community, Jackson served as a board member of Classified Ventures, Online Publishers Association and Colorado Real Estate Online. He was on the development committee of the Denver Better Business Bureau and has been involved in a number of civic organizations, including Big Brothers of America and as a youth baseball and football coach. In 1999, he was named a finalist by Editor & Publisher for "Best Use of Interactivity" for InsideDenver.com. In 1998, he received a Digital Edge Award for Kyautoconnect.com. Under his leadership, websites at Belo won numerous industry awards for quality of journalism and innovation in media.
Jackson graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and was a scholarship student-athlete on the school's football team.
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