Jim Brady Named Journal Register Company Editor-In-Chief
August 15, 2011
Veteran Digital Journalist Will Lead All Newsgathering Operations
Yardley, PA – Journal Register Company, a leading multi-media company in local news and information, announced today the appointment of Jim Brady as Editor-in-Chief.
Brady, who joined Journal Register Company in March to lead Project Thunderdome – the Digital Transformation of the company’s newsrooms on all platforms – will orchestrate Journal Register Company’s daily news coverage and will directly oversee all newsgathering operations.
“As we continue our digital transformation the quality of the journalism is key to our growth. We must provide our audiences with original and compelling journalism – that is the power our established brands have in the digital space,” said John Paton, Chief Executive Officer of Journal Register Company. “Jim understands this and his leadership will be key in improving the quality of our journalism across Journal Register Company.”
Since joining Journal Register Company Brady has been responsible for the ongoing development of Project Thunderdome – the Company’s plan for engaging audience and creating content across all platforms and geographies.
“While the newspaper industry has undoubtedly suffered in the past decade, I maintain it’s an amazing time to be in journalism: we’re reinventing our relationship with our customers, embracing the exciting new tools of journalism, experimenting with new mobile platforms and exploring partnerships that would have been unthinkable 10 years ago. We want to be — and need to be — at the forefront of all of these new opportunities,” said Mr. Brady.
Brady, the Founder and General Manager of the innovative site TBD, a local news operation dedicated to comprehensive coverage of the Washington, D.C. region, previously served as Executive Editor of washingtonpost.com from November 2004 to January 2009.
During Brady’s tenure as Executive Editor of washingtonpost.com, the site won a national Emmy award for its Hurricane Katrina coverage, a Peabody award for its “Being a Black Man” series, an Editor & Publisher award for Best Overall Newspaper-Affiliated Web Site, two Digital Edge awards for Best Overall News Site, a Knight-Batten award for Innovations in Journalism, two Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism awards, four Edward R. Murrow awards for Best Non-Broadcast Affiliated Web Site, and more than 100 White House News Photographers video awards. Brady also served as Sports Editor and Assistant Managing Editor for news at washingtonpost.com from 1995 to 1999.
Aside from his time at TBD and washingtonpost.com, Brady spent more than four years at America Online, serving as Group Programming Director, News & Sports; Executive Director, Editorial Operations; and Vice President, Production & Operations. During his time at AOL, Brady was in charge of the service’s coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the 2000 presidential election.
Brady earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Print Journalism from The American University in 1989.
About Journal Register Company
Journal Register Company is a leader in local news and information in 10 states. The Company’s more than 350 multi-platform products reach an audience of 19.5 million people each month. For more information visit the company website at www.JournalRegister.com.
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