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Clarion-Ledger Publisher Is History

In case you missed it in the rout of Republicans last night, The Clarion-Ledger announced that publisher John Newhouse is leaving the company (NOT country). That means we're looking at the fourth publisher in about 2.5 years over there. Newhouse led the charge to control the distribution of free publications in the metro, and was at the helm when the state attorney general started investigating the TDN distribution scheme.

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108380
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leaving the country to go where? oh, Newhouse.

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casey
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2006-11-08T09:00:27-06:00
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108381
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thanks for telling us since the CL website is down.

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Kingfish
Date
2006-11-08T09:43:05-06:00
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108382
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Sing in the tune of "The Tree Blind Mice." THE CL RATS The CL RATS. The CL RATS. See how they run. See how they run. They all ran after the J-F-P; Who only be-came much stronger you SEE !!!!! THE CL RATS - THE CL RATS! I thought I'd write a song about it.

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justjess
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2006-11-08T11:25:30-06:00
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108383
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I mean, leaving the COMPANY. Sorry about that. Will edit! ;-) (Cute little ditty, justjess.)

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DonnaLadd
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2006-11-08T14:22:22-06:00
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108384
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Here's the Ledger story today about Newhouse's abrupt departure. Funny they didn't mention that the Mississippi attorney general started looking into their "delivery" practices while he was here. Just a tiny irrelevant news detail, I guess: Ronnie Agnew, executive editor of The Clarion-Ledger, said he was surprised by the sudden announcement that Newhouse was gone after slightly more than one year at the newspaper. He said he did not know the circumstances surrounding Newhouse's departure. Agnew credited Newhouse for upgrading technology to promote the newspaper's efforts to combine its print publications with its online site, which now features audio and video. One wonders why the AP isn't reported those sorts of details, however? Gannett Co. always gets away with a lot because so many media outlets are afraid to criticize them. Not all, though. ;-)

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DonnaLadd
Date
2006-11-08T15:21:14-06:00
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108385
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Clarion-Ledger names new publisher By Jack Mazurak [email][email protected][/email] Larry Whitaker is the publisher of The Clarion-Ledger. He was named/introduced on Friday, Nov. 10, 2006. Gannett Co. Inc. today named Larry Whitaker, former publisher of The Times, in Shreveport, La., as The Clarion-Ledger’s top executive. Whitaker replaces John E. Newhouse II as president and publisher. Newhouse resigned Tuesday after 14 months in the position. In 33 years with newspapers, Whitaker has moved up through advertising and circulation positions and served as publisher at the Marion (Ind.) Chronicle-Tribune before moving to Shreveport. Whitaker is a graduate of Morehead State University in his native state of Kentucky. He and his wife, Charlene, have two children, Jaclyn and John.

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Jo-D
Date
2006-11-10T14:15:47-06:00
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108386
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Any Mississippi ties for Whitaker?

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DonnaLadd
Date
2006-11-10T14:24:10-06:00
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158834
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Just stumbled across this and find it very interesting. FYI, after Jackson, Newhouse landed in Beaumont, Texas and retired from the Hearst-owned Beaumont Enterprise about two months ago, leaving it in ruins and severing the already shaky ties between the paper and the community. He closed and laid off easily 100 people or so during his time there (before he stopped caring about his place of business and traveling all over the globe). Don't cry for him, though, since he left with quite a package bragging about how much money he made (for himself) and how he and his girlfriend couldn't decide whether to move to Mississippi or out of the country (Mexico). He was trying some kind of free publication game in Beaumont, too. No one knows why he suddenly wanted to leave but they know he was always traveling out of the country. Word is he's back in the Jackson area, starting some kind of car wash business.

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oldhouse
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2010-07-24T19:39:04-06:00
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158839
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In new Clarion Ledger developments I have seen where the paper will soon be layed out and designed at a Tennessee location along with the Hattiesburg American and several other Gannett rags. Local people will continue to produce content, at least for now.

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kudzuking
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2010-07-26T12:45:58-06:00
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158840
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Wow, this is pulling forward a really old article! And, yes, kudzuking, Gannett announced that it is moving design for all its newspaper to five locations around the country, meaning more jobs will leave here. We're also told that Portico magazine is designed in Birmingham. It looks almost identical to Portico Birmingham magazine, which is where that concept started, so I suppose it might as well be.

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DonnaLadd
Date
2010-07-26T16:06:27-06:00

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