Courier-Journal Names Wesley Jackson Publisher

by Gabe Bullard on April 17, 2012

The Louisville Courier-Journal has a new publisher. Wesley Jackson will fill the office last held by Arnold Garson, who retired last month.

Jackson is a Louisville native—a graduate of DuPont Manual and the University of Kentucky. He has spent the last nine months as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the Courier, which is owned by the Virginia-based Gannett Company. Before moving to the CJ, Jackson worked in small tech firms, founded a company that produced online ad technology and worked as a consultant.
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Gannett Offers Buyouts to Newspaper Employees

by Gabe Bullard February 9, 2012

Forty-two Courier-Journal employees are being offered buyouts in exchange for early retirement as part of another round of cost-cutting at the paper’s parent company Gannett. Across all of Gannett’s newspapers, 665 employees will receive buyout offers. The employees must be more than 56-years-old and have 20 years of service with the company. Those who accept […]

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Rubbertown Company Fined for Pollution Violations, Secretary of State Announces Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Ken Fleming Calls for Term Limits, $37 Million Retirement Pay for Gannett CEO Criticized: Afternoon Review

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by Gabe Bullard June 21, 2011

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by Gabe Bullard June 21, 2011

For the updated story, click here. Several employees at the Louisville Courier-Journal are being laid off as part of a nationwide two percent staff reduction by parent company Gannett. In the largest round of layoffs since 2009, Gannett will cut 700 employees from newspapers across the country. The Gannett Blog is reporting confirmation that 36 […]

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