Manzi named President, CEO of Prairie Mountain Publishing
Mon, June 19, 2006 by Mark Kroeger
BOULDER, Colo. – Albert J. Manzi has been named president and chief executive officer of Prairie Mountain Publishing, a newspaper management and operating partnership that was created earlier this year by The E. W. Scripps Company and MediaNews Group.
Concurrent with the appointment, Manzi becomes president and publisher of the Daily Camera in Boulder. Manzi’s appointment is effective June 30.
Prairie Mountain Publishing also owns and operates Boulder’s Colorado Daily, the Fort Morgan Times, Sterling Journal-Advocate and Lamar Daily News. The management of those operations remains unchanged.
In addition to the five daily newspapers, the partnership, which is headquartered in Boulder, also publishes several community newspapers which are published either weekly or bi-weekly, including the Broomfield Enterprise, the Akron News-Reporter, the Brush News-Tribune, The Burlington Record, Julesburg Advocate and Estes Park Trail-Gazette. Prairie Mountain Publishing is headquartered in Boulder.
Manzi comes to Prairie Mountain Publishing after serving seven years at The Daily Herald in Provo, Utah, first as general manager, and since 2003 as president and publisher.
Manzi, 48, has 25 years experience in newspaper management. While in Provo, he was responsible for the overall supervision and financial performance of The Daily Herald Publishing Company, which publishes The Daily Herald, 10 weekly newspapers and a 90,000-piece total market coverage product and HomeChoice Magazine.
Before moving to Utah, Manzi worked 18 years at The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., nine as circulation director; three as senior vice president of operations; and his last year there as senior vice president of marketing.
Manzi has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
The E. W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) is a diverse and growing media enterprise with interests in national cable networks, newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, electronic commerce, interactive media, and licensing and syndication.
The company’s portfolio of media properties includes: Scripps Networks, with such brands as HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living, Great American Country and HGTVPro; daily and community newspapers in 18 markets and the Washington-based Scripps Media Center, home to the Scripps Howard News Service; 10 broadcast TV stations, including six ABC-affiliated stations, three NBC affiliates and one independent; leading online search and comparison shopping services, Shopzilla and uSwitch; and United Media, a leading worldwide licensing and syndication company that is the home of PEANUTS, DILBERT and approximately 150 other features and comics.
About MediaNews Group
MediaNews Group, Inc. is the nation’s seventh largest newspaper company, with headquarters in Denver, Colo. MediaNews Group and its affiliated companies publish 50 daily newspapers and 121 non-daily publications in 12 states with daily and Sunday circulation of approximately 2.0 million and 2.3 million, respectively. Upon completion of its previously announced acquisition of four newspapers from McClatchy, MediaNews will become the nation’s fourth largest newspaper company with daily and Sunday circulation of 2.6 million and 3.0 million, respectively.