Gannett merges newspaper units

Meyers, Janet
September 1990
Advertising Age;9/3/1990, Vol. 61 Issue 36, p51
Trade Publication
This article reports on the decision of Gannett Co. to consolidate its newspaper divisions under the control of Gary Watson in the U.S. in September 1990. Watson will become president of the Gannett Newspaper Division effective October 1. Brian Donnelly, president of Gannett's metro newspapers, will become executive vice president of the new division. The consolidation comes as Gannett, like all other newspaper companies, is suffering an advertising sales slump. Watson said the merger of the two divisions will let him focus on cultivating smaller advertisers and developing new products.


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