Journal Register Company Appoints James O’Rourke as Publisher for their Michigan Properties
Yardley, PA (May 14, 2012) – Journal Register Company today announced the appointment of Jim O’Rourke as Publisher of the Michigan cluster. O’Rourke will oversee all operations in Michigan, which includes the Macomb Daily, Oakland Press, Morning Sun, Daily Tribune and 42 non dailies and over 40 multi-platform products throughout the state.
In his new role Jim will lead all initiatives across the Michigan cluster in its operations, strategy, content, product development, revenue generation and business development, working closely with Tom Wiley, Executive Vice President (Eastern Region) of Digital First Media.
O’Rourke most recently served as Vice-President, Consumer Marketing for GateHouse Media, where he was responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans to grow print and digital consumer-generated revenue. Prior to his current role at GateHouse Media, he was the Regional Vice President/Group Publisher, Atlantic Region. From 2005 through 2009 he held several different roles at GateHouse Media including Vice-President of Circulation and Publisher of several publications. Prior to joining GateHouse Media, he held various Circulation roles with the Gannett Company and Knight Ridder.
“Jim’s proven success within our industry, and in particular his success in leading digital growth initiatives, makes him the perfect choice to lead our Michigan cluster,” said Jeff Bairstow, President of Journal Register Company and Digital First Media.
“I am very excited about joining the Michigan team to help drive the expansion of our products, both in print and digital form, to better service our readership and our advertisers, alike,” said O’Rourke.
O’Rourke is a graduate of Holy Family College in Philadelphia, PA. His appointment will be effective May 29th and he will relocate from the Boston area to Michigan.
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 21 million people each month. For more information visit the company website at www.JournalRegister.com.
About Digital First Media
Digital First Media (www.DigitalFirstMedia.com) is headquartered in New York City, and jointly manages MediaNews Group and Journal Register Company. Digital First Media reaches 57 million Americans each month through more than 800 multi-platform products across 18 states.
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