November 12, 2010
The Dallas Morning News Names Industry Veteran to Lead New Digital Group
DALLAS - As part of its ongoing commitment to a broader digital strategy, The Dallas Morning News has named industry veteran Grant Moise to the newly established position, General Manager, Digital. In his new role, Moise will continue to report to Cynthia Carr, Senior Vice President, Sales and will be responsible for increasing digital audiences and driving revenue generation across all digital platforms. He will continue to serve as Publisher of Briefing, the successful quick-read newspaper launched in 2008, until his replacement is hired. As General Manager for Digital, Moise assumes responsibility for dallasnews.com, as well as mobile platforms.
"Grant is a proven leader who has demonstrated the kind of strategic capabilities this new role requires," said Jim Moroney, Publisher and CEO. "His eye for creative solutions, coupled with his deep knowledge of the industry, makes him the right choice to lead this important growth area. Strong leadership is vital to staying nimble in today's changing marketplace. The digital space presents many opportunities to evolve, and this new position reflects our commitment to growing our business in strategic, effective ways," said Moroney. "We congratulate Grant on his new role, and look forward to leveraging his talents in the future."
Bob Mong, editor of The Dallas Morning News, said, "Grant's background equips him well to nurture the growth of dallasnews.com and our mobile platforms, which continue to increase in importance to our audiences ."
Prior to his current role at The Dallas Morning News, Moise was Vice President of Direct Channel Sales for Tribune Media Net (now known as Tribune 365). He also has prior experience at The Dallas Morning News, where he managed a New Business Development Team and was also a Retail and National Sales Director. Moise's involvement with both the broadcast and publishing sides of the business, as well as his deep engagement with the advertising community, gives him a dynamic and informed foundation from which to guide future strategies.
About The Dallas Morning News
Established in 1885, The Dallas Morning News (dallasnews.com) is Texas' leading newspaper. Its portfolio of print and online products reach an average daily audience of more than 1.1 million. The newspaper has received nine Pulitzer Prizes since 1986, as well as numerous other industry awards recognizing the quality of its investigative and feature journalism, design and photojournalism. In 2005, The News received the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for its editorial series calling for mandatory record votes in the Texas legislature, and its Web site, dallasnews.com, also was honored for Web reporting. In 2003, the paper launched the leading Spanish-language daily in North Texas, Al D a; the standard-setting free entertainment tabloid, Quick; and the nation's first editorial blog. In 2008, the paper launched the free, home-delivered quick-read, Briefing. The Dallas Morning News is the flagship newspaper subsidiary of A. H. Belo Corporation.
About A. H. Belo Corporation
A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a distinguished newspaper publishing and local news and information company that owns and operates four daily newspapers and a diverse group of Web sites. A. H. Belo publishes The Dallas Morning News, Texas' leading newspaper and winner of nine Pulitzer Prizes since 1986; The Providence Journal, the oldest continuously-published daily newspaper in the U.S. and winner of four Pulitzer Prizes; The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA), serving southern California's Inland Empire region and winner of one Pulitzer Prize; and the Denton Record-Chronicle. The Company publishes various specialty publications targeting niche audiences, and its partnerships and/or investments include the Yahoo! Newspaper Consortium and Classified Ventures, owner of cars.com. A. H. Belo also owns direct mail and commercial printing businesses. Additional information is available at www.ahbelo.com or by contacting David A. Gross, vice president/Investor Relations and Strategic Analysis, at 214-977-4810.
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