Among many industry contributions, he helped found The Newspaper Consortium, a group of 30 companies that represent nearly 800 newspapers, helping advertisers reach local audiences. He serves on the NAA Digital Advisory Committee. He also serves on the board of Lee's digital subsidiary, Townnews.com, an online service provider to more than 1,500 community and weekly newspapers. Among community activities in Davenport, he is chairman of the RCPA Board, the owner of the Adler Theatre, and a board and executive committee member of the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra.
“I’m delighted to focus my efforts to assist our board, management team and enterprises to identify new products, partnerships and digital services, and new ways of delivering them,” he said. “As the pace of digital technology change continues to accelerate, so do the opportunities and pressures to innovate. It’s an exciting time for our industry.”
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, in its markets, with 47 daily newspapers and a joint interest in four others, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 specialty publications in 23 states. Lee's newspapers have circulation of 1.3 million daily and 1.5 million Sunday, reaching nearly four million readers in print alone. Lee's websites and mobile and tablet products attracted 22.2 million unique visitors in June 2012. Lee's markets include St. Louis, MO; Lincoln, NE; Madison, WI; Davenport, IA; Billings, MT; Bloomington, IL; and Tucson, AZ. Lee Common Stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LEE. For more information about Lee, please visit www.lee.net.
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