Green to oversee human resources, labor relations for recently created Denver Newspaper Agency

Fri, June 02, 2000 by Tim Stautberg

DENVER – Carol H. Green is leaving her position as vice president of human resources and labor relations for The Denver Post to take on the same responsibilities for the Denver Newspaper Agency, effective June 5. She will be the first executive hired for the agency since its creation was announced last month by The E. W. Scripps Company and MediaNews Group Inc. Her successor at The Post will be named by the newspaper’s publisher.Scripps, parent company of the Denver Rocky Mountain News, and MediaNews Group, parent company of The Post, created the Denver Newspaper Agency to handle all of the business operations of the two newspapers under provisions of the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970. An application seeking approval for the arrangement, known as a joint operating agreement, is pending before the U.S. Attorney General. The agreement calls for the two newspapers to maintain independent and competitive editorial operations.Green has extensive experience in human resources and labor relations in the newspaper industry as well as experience as an executive recruiter for Fortune 50 companies and in human resources consulting and training. She began her career as a news reporter and editor at The Post and other newspapers and moved to the human resources field after obtaining a law degree at the University of Denver.She has been vice president of human resources and labor relations for The Post since 1998. Prior to that, she was a vice president for Weber Management Consultants Inc. in Long Island, N.Y., an executive search firm that recruits senior managers for international and domestic assignments with global consumer product companies.From 1985 to 1997, she worked for Newsday, a Times Mirror Company subsidiary in Long Island. She held a variety of management positions at Newsday, including director of labor relations and communications (1995-97); director of labor relations (1992-95); general manager of Distribution Systems of America, a Newsday direct marketing subsidiary (1990-92); and circulation sales and administrative manager (1988-90). From 1985 to 1988, she was vice president of human resources and legal affairs for The Post.Green is a graduate of the University of Denver College of Law and was admitted to the Colorado bar in 1980. She earned a master’s degree in law from Yale University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and history from Louisiana Tech University.The E.W. Scripps Company operates 20 daily newspapers, including the Denver Rocky Mountain News and the Boulder Daily Camera; 10 broadcast television stations; three TV networks, Home & Garden Television, Food Network and Do It Yourself; and a TV programmer, Scripps Productions. The company also operates United Media, a worldwide syndicator and licensor of news features and comics, and the Scripps Howard News Service. Scripps operates 31 revenue-producing Web sites, including hgtv.com, foodtv.com, diynet.com and comics.com.MediaNews Group Inc. is the nation’s seventh largest newspaper company. MediaNews publishes 51 daily newspapers and 127 non-daily publications in 13 states with daily circulation of more than 2 million, and non-daily circulation in excess of 2 million. MediaNews is a privately held company with headquarters in Denver. Its flagship newspaper is The Denver Post.