Journal Register Company Digital Leaders Honored by Editor & Publisher Magazine
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Four Named to Annual ’25 Under 35′ List
Yardley, PA – Four employees of the Journal Register Company employees, a leading local news and information company, have been named to Editor & Publisher’s annual 25 Under 35 list.
The annual Editor & Publisher list, which will appear in the magazine’s April edition, recognizes “people who are young, bright and capable of tackling whatever the changing newspaper climate throws at them.”
Editor & Publisher selected Adam Burnham, Journal Register Company’s Vice President of Local Sales; Matt DeRienzo, Publisher of The Register Citizen in Torrington, Conn.; Ivan Lajara, Life Editor of The Daily Freeman in Kingston, N.Y.; and Jennifer Bracken, Online Manager at The Morning Journal in Lorain, Ohio.
Mr. Burnham, who is responsible for all local advertising sales across all platforms, joined Journal Register Company in 2007 as Corporate Advertising Director. He was promoted to Vice President of Local Sales in 2010.
Mr. DeRienzo, who has served as publisher of The Register Citizen and Foothills Media Group since 2008, now oversees The Middletown Press, The West Hartford News and Housatonic Media Group, including The Litchfield County Times, which was named Newspaper of the Year by the Suburban Newspapers of America in 2010. Mr. DeRienzo previously served as editor of The Register Citizen.
Mr. Lajara joined The Daily Freeman in January 2001 as a copy editor and was promoted to Life Editor shortly after. He was named the Suburban Newspaper Association’s Editor of the Year in 2006 and is a member of Journal Register Company’s ideaLab.
Ms. Bracken joined The Morning Journal is 2005 and was promoted to Online Editor in 2007 before being named Online Manager in 2010.
“This honor is a wonderful recognition not only of the work Adam, Matt, Ivan and Jen do but of their demonstrated leadership within Journal Register Company and our industry,” said John Paton, Chief Executive Officer at Journal Register Company. “From Torrington – home of our open-to-the-community newsroom — to the Hudson Valley and Lake Erie, we serve diverse communities. It is through strong, local leadership that we will continue to grow.”
About Journal Register Company
Journal Register Company is a leader in local news and information serving 992 communities in 10 states. The Company’s 324 multi-platform products reach an audience of 16 million people each month. For more information visit the company website at www.JournalRegister.com.
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