July 21, 2011
The Dallas Morning News Names Industry Veteran Carmen Cano as New Digital Managing Editor
DALLAS (July 21, 2011) Reinforcing its ongoing commitment to a broader digital strategy, The Dallas Morning News has named industry veteran Carmen Cano as digital managing editor. In this role, she will be responsible for determining new digital features and products that will help grow audiences across all of the company's digital news and information offerings, including all online and mobile platforms. She will report to Grant Moise, vice president of digital, and will work closely with The News' managing editor George Rodrigue and the newsroom management team regarding news content.
"The News is intensely focused on delivering high-quality content to diverse audiences and innovative solutions to advertisers. Carmen brings the right skill for the unique digital challenges of our time set, as well as a reputation for passion, innovation and collaboration," said Moise. "She has a proven, deep understanding of the user experience that will be key to our growth and success as we continue to expand the creative, relevant ways we engage with consumers."
"I was intrigued by the challenge to find the right mix of content and features for every audience that will grow and strengthen The News' digital presence," said Cano. "The Dallas Morning News has been doing a lot of innovative, positive things on the digital front, and this is a strong foundation on which to build, bringing a customer-centric perspective."
Prior to joining The News, Cano served as director of CBSInteractive, where she was instrumental in the adaptation of desktop Web products to a device-agnostic world. Previously, she was executive director of product management for Hearst Digital Newspapers. There, she led digital products for 15 different newspapers, including content and business strategy, launched more than 30 online niche channels, and helped make Houston's Chron.com into the first online-only finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. In addition, she helped lead the conversion of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer to an online-only business model. She started her career in the U.S. leading digital strategy for the Seattle Times Company. Cano is a graduate of Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain, with a degree in fine arts.
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 2010, The News received the Pulitzer Prize for an editorial series highlighting the economic disparity between the northern half and southern half of Dallas. In 2003, the paper launched the leading Spanish-language daily in North Texas, Al Dia; 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 websites. A. H. Belo publishes The Dallas Morning News, Texas' leading newspaper and winner of nine Pulitzer Prizes; 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 the Inland Southern California region and winner of one Pulitzer Prize; and the Denton Record-Chronicle. The Company publishes various niche publications targeting specific audiences, and its partnerships and/or investments include the Yahoo! Newspaper Consortium and Classified Ventures, owner of cars.com. A. H. Belo also owns and operates commercial printing, distribution and direct mail service 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.