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December 2017

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DECEMBER 2017 • INLANDPRESS.ORG • THE INLANDER PAGE 3 GOT NEWS INLAND MEMBERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT? Send it along to inland@inlandpress.org KAMEN & CO. GROUP SERVICES Media Appraisers, Accountants, Advisors & Brokers (516) 379-2797 • 626 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556 info@kamengroup.com • www.KamenGroup.com APPRAISALS ACCOUNTING BROKERING Newspapers • Magazines • Shoppers Book Publishing • Directories • Digital Media Proud to be the Expert Media Financial Valuation Resource for "FORBES 400 List of America's Richest People" 2017, 2016 and 2015 Accounting, Tax, Debt Management, Entity Formation, Valuation & Financial Advisory Services The Only Way To Reach a Goal is to Have One! On-Demand Access to Tenured Professionals Meeting Multi-Media Business Challenges with Foresight & Precision KAMEN2_2x5.5_Layout 1 10/31/2017 8:15 AM Page 1 TINA WEST NAMED PUBLISHER OF PAXTON MEDIA GROUP'S WABASH PLAIN DEALER IN INDIANA Tina West, a 40-year veteran of the Indiana news industry, was named publisher of the Wabash Plain Dealer by Paxton Media Group. "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Tina West to publisher of the Wabash Plain Dealer," said David Holgate, group president of Paxton Media Group in Indiana and Michigan. "Tina brings a wealth of knowledge to this position and will be an asset to the paper and community." West was most recently publisher of Paxton Media's Peru (Ind.) Tribune, and has served as publisher and vice president of sales and marketing for two other Paxton properties in Indiana, The Times in Noblesville and The Paper of Montgomery County in Crawfordsville. She was recognized by the Indianapolis Colts as a community volunteer of the year for her service in New Castle and won a Community Quarterback Award in 2011. A native of Noblesville, West began her newspaper career at the Anderson (Ind.) Herald after graduating from Ball State University. In 1987, the Herald was merged with its sister afternoon daily and became The Herald Bulletin. West COMINGS & GOINGS INLAND BOARD DIRECTOR ALAN FISCO PROMOTED TO SEATTLE TIMES PRESIDENT A f t e r s e r v i n g i n t h e position on an informal basis since May, Alan Fisco has been promoted to president of The Seattle Times, effective January 2018. Fisco had previously served as exec- utive vice president and CFO for the Times since February 2016. The position of Seattle Times president has been vacant since the June 2016 when Alayne Fardella retired. "Alan is an extraordinary newspaper and media executive," said Seattle Times Publisher and owner Frank Blethen. "Steeped in both print and digital products, he is a national leader in building, sustaining and monetizing print newspaper audience." Blethen noted that under Alan's leadership over the past few years, The Seattle Times has become the second-largest print newspaper on the West Coast. In his new position, Fisco will retain respon- sibility of The Seattle Times' affiliate Wash- ington state newspapers, the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin and the Yakima Herald- Republic, as well as its commercial printing subsidiary, Rotary Offset Press. The announcement of Fisco's promotion noted that he implemented the newspaper's digital paywall in 2013, and has developed what it called "one of the country's most sophisti- cated digital audience development programs, with digital subscriptions up 57% year-over- year." "Alan is one of the most compassionate colleagues I have ever worked with," Blethen adds. "For many years now, he has led The Seattle Times Fund for the Needy campaign, raising over $1 million each holiday season for the most vulnerable people in our community." Fisco is a 25-year veteran of The Seattle Times, in a career in which he began in circu- lation. In 2005, he was promoted to vice pres- i d e n t o f c i r c u l a t i o n , w i t h m a rke t i n g responsibilities added the following year. In 2013, he was promoted to senior vice president and in 2016 named executive vice president and CFO. Fisco is a member of the board of directors of Inland Press Association. He also serves as a member of the International News Media Association, and the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times Fisco D & V M Santa Fe, NM t: 505.820.2700 www.dirksvanessen.com Dirks, Van Essen & Murray We are pleased to have represented Civitas Media in this transaction. CIVITAS MEDIA HAS SOLD TO AN AFFILIATE OF BOONE NEWSPAPERS MIDDLESBORO (KY) DAILY NEWS 2,000 daily circulation HARLAN (KY) DAILY ENTERPRISE 2,000 daily circulation TAZEWELL (TN) CLAIBORNE PROGRESS 2,800 weekly circulation

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