Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Louisville | Sales chief Jackson named publisher

Corporate just announced that Kentucky's Courier-Journal vice president of sales and marketing has been named publisher. Wesley Jackson replaces Arnie Garson, who retired March 2.

Jackson came to the Louisville paper last year, after working for several technology businesses.

From 2000-2007, he worked in a variety of roles at newspaper publisher and television-cable operator Belo Corp., including corporate senior vice president; president/general manager of Belo Interactive Media, and vice president of sales for Belo Interactive. From 1996-2000, he worked at newspaper publisher E.W. Scripps.

A Louisville native, according to Corporate, Jackson graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BA in communications.

The C-J is one of Gannett's biggest and most honored newspapers. Its weekday circulation is 142,801, and on Sunday, 257,611. The paper has won 10 Pulitzer Prizes, two of which came after GCI bought the paper in 1986.


  1. Perfect. Put someone in charge where their primary background is in an area that represents 6 or 7 percent of the total revenue. Won't last 2 years.

  2. Good luck, your just another yes man, you have no power, just a figure head until they shit can you

  3. Why were the GPS employees invited to the announcement if they are no longer Courier employees? Can't really separate the two can you? They are making the argument for not including GPS in early retirement packages false and without merit. It would really be nice to truly know the truth about what the internal workings are striving for, but then, that might lead to insider trading. What a predicament!


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