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Lee will publish food magazine in St. Louis

July 6, 2010

Lee Enterprises, based in Davenport, Iowa, in August will begin producing a new food publication — “Feast” — for the St. Louis area. The free magazine will have a circulation of 70,000 distributed at more than 500 locations.
Lee, publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Suburban Journals, Ladue News and “St. Louis’ Best Bridal” magazine, described “Feast” as “a culinary magazine that celebrates St. Louis’ food culture.”
Catherine Neville, co-founder and former editor of “Sauce Magazine,” is publisher of “Feast,” which “will serve as the backbone of the Feast Media brand,” Lee said.

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Green Starts Up Entrepreneurial Blend

February 9, 2009

Dr. Nancy L. Green, President STL Distribution Services and Vice President of Circulation for Lee St. Louis, will head Nancy Green & Associates as Chief Executive Officer starting February 9, 2009.

“Today business and education leaders must work together nationally and regionally to leverage our technology, ground our resources, and lead our communities to healthy financial growth,” Green says. “In true entrepreneurial spirit, our company objective is to harness blended market energies for fiscal success. Developing customized smart economic drivers for public, business, and private entities is the primary mission of Nancy Green & Associates.

“As CEO, this is an opportunity to blend my strategic expertise, track record, and senior educational standing to lead multi-tiered platform initiatives. Partnership is the key to prosperity. I’ll look forward to continuously networking with my friends and colleagues across the country in strategic discovery and implementation projects as we master new economies.”

Green joined Lee in 2000 as Director of Circulation and served as Lee’s vice president-circulation. She was an architect of the company’s industry-leading success in driving circulation and retention from 2002 to 2008, and as publisher for the Courier in Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Iowa from 2004 to 2008 prior to moving to St. Louis.

Before joining Lee in 2000, she was a vice president in the University System of Georgia: vice president for advancement at Clayton State University and vice president for communications at Georgia G.L.O.B.E., the online learning initiative at the 34 institutions in the system.

Previously, she was assistant to the president of the newspaper division of the Gannett Co., Inc. and President and publisher of two Gannett newspapers, the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader and the Palladium-Item in Richmond, Ind.

Nancy Green will head Lee Enterprises circulation operations in St. Louis;

April 2, 2008

DAVENPORT, Iowa (March 27, 2008) — Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), publishing executive Nancy L. Green has been appointed vice president of circulation for Lee St. Louis and president of STL Distribution Services.

David Braton will succeed her as publisher of The Courier in Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Green, who also served as Lee’s vice president – circulation since 2002, will oversee all Lee circulation operations in St. Louis, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis.

The Post-Dispatch has circulation of 265,000 daily and 420,000 Sunday. The Suburban Journals network of 31 weekly newspapers and other publications has distribution of more than one million copies a week.

“Nancy is one of the sharpest circulation experts in the industry,” said Kevin Mowbray, Lee vice president – publishing and publisher of the Post-Dispatch.  “She has spent a lot of time here over the last two years giving us good guidance, and we’re thrilled that she’s joining us as a full-time member of our team.”

Mary Junck, chairman and chief executive officer, said: “Nancy has been extraordinary as Lee’s vice president – circulation. Lee’s circulation performance has outpaced the industry, and Nancy has led the way for us. She has been innovative and energetic, and I am grateful to her  leadership. Since 2004, she’s been an excellent publisher of The Courier, as well.”

Green has been publisher in Waterloo since 2004. Before joining Lee in 2000, she was a vice president in the University System of Georgia. She was vice president for advancement at Clayton State University and vice president for communications at Georgia G.L.O.B.E., the online learning initiative at the 34 institutions in the system. Previously, she was assistant to the president of the newspaper division of the Gannett Co., Inc. She was publisher of two Gannett newspapers, the Springfield (Mo.)  News-Leader and the Palladium-Item in Richmond, Ind. Before joining Gannett, she was general manager of student media at the University of  Texas at Austin and the University of Kentucky.  She received BA and MA degrees in journalism from the University of Kentucky and Ball State University and a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in 2003.  She is a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame and the Ball State University Journalism Hall of Fame.

She is president of the Newspaper Association of America’s Circulation Federation, and a member of the NAA Postal Committee and Marketing Advisory Committee and the Audit Bureau of Circulations/NAA Liaison Committee. She is a board member of the Cedar Valley United Way, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance, Great Cedar Valley Chamber of Commerce, Waterloo Industrial Development Association, Waterloo Rotary Club and Junior League of Waterloo/Cedar Falls.

“I’ve loved being in Waterloo, and I’m sad to be leaving my many friends and colleagues, but I’m excited by this opportunity to work with all the great people in St. Louis,” Green said. “Also, St. Louis has always been one of my favorite cities, and I have family there, too.”

In succeeding Green as publisher of The Courier, Braton advances from advertising director, a position he has held since 2004. He joined Lee in 1999 as director of sales at The Bismarck Tribune, and in 2003 became general manager of the Beatrice (Neb.) Daily Sun. Before joining Lee, he was a stockholder and director of publications for Davon Press Inc. From 1973 to 1993 he held advertising and management positions at The Forum in Fargo, N.D., serving six years as general manager. He has served on
numerous civic and community boards throughout his career. His current  involvements include the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Board, board of directors of Hawkeye Chapter of the American Red Cross, United Way  Community Board and member of Waterloo Rotary Club.

Braton has a degree in communications and marketing from Minnesota State
University. He and his wife, Cheryl, have three grown children.

Greg Veon, Lee vice president – publishing, said the publisher opening normally would have been posted but there was no need for an internal and external search. “It was clear that David is a natural fit. He has helped  Nancy and the team at The Courier engineer an impressive and ongoing series of successes, and he’s widely respected for his contributions in the community, as well. This promotion is exceedingly well deserved.”

Lee Enterprises (NYSE: LEE)  is a premier publisher of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 50 daily newspapers and a joint interest in five others, rapidly growing online sites and more than 300 weekly newspapers and specialty publications in 23 states. Lee’s other newspaper markets include St. Louis, Mo.; Lincoln, Neb.; Madison, Wis.; Davenport, Iowa; Billings, Mont.; Bloomington, Ill.; and Tucson, Ariz. For more information about Lee, please visit http://www.lee.net.

Gary Sosniecki joins TownNews.com

February 29, 2008

Gary Sosniecki, who has owned three weekly newspapers and published a small daily in Missouri during a 34-year career, has joined TownNews.com as a regional sales manager. He will be handling a new product designed for small newspapers that don’t have their own websites.
Sosniecki, with his wife, Helen, owned The Vandalia Leader from 2003 to 2007. He was president of the Missouri Press Association in 2004.
Sosniecki will be introducing newspapers to Silver Lite, a state-of-the-art website that even the smallest newspapers can use to make a profit from the internet.
TownNews.com, based in Moline, Ill., has been an exhibitor at MPA’s Trade Show for several years. It is majority owned by Lee Enterprises, publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Suburban Journals. TownNews.com hosts more than 1,600 online publications and offers a wide variety of products and services to U.S. newspapers.
The Sosnieckis are relocating from Vandalia to the Quad Cities area. He can be reached at gsosniecki@townnews.com.