2004 NEWS RELEASES
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The Seattle Times Company Hires Online Sales Director
The Seattle Times Company has hired Stephen Oshin as online sales director. He is responsible for strategic and tactical oversight of the New Media online sales group.
(December 3, 2004)
Washington State Supreme Court Will Hear JOA Appeal
Hearst Has Asked for Review of Unanimous Appeals Court Ruling in Favor of The Seattle Times
(November 30, 2004)
New Leadership in Advertising and Circulation
The Seattle Times Company has promoted Mei-Mei Chan, Vice President of Circulation and Customer Marketing, to the position of Vice President of Advertising and Alan Fisco, Director of Consumer Marketing/Circulation, to the position of Vice President of Circulation.
(November 29, 2004)
2004 C.B. Blethen Memorial Awards Presented
The 2004 C.B. Blethen Memorial Awards for Distinguished Newspaper Reporting were presented today to writers from 10 regional daily newspapers. The awards were established in 1977 in honor of C.B. Blethen, publisher of The Seattle Times for 26 years, from 1915 to 1941. William Blethen, treasurer and corporate risk manager for The Seattle Times, presented this year's awards at the annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association (PNNA) in Seattle, Washington. The first- and second-place winners in each category receive plaques and cash awards donated by The Seattle Times.
(November 11, 2004)
The Seattle Times Sells
Six Acres in South Lake Union
The Seattle Times Company has agreed to sell approximately six acres
around its main headquarters building in the South Lake Union area of
Seattle for $31 million. City Investors XVII, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Vulcan Inc., is the purchaser. Times Publisher Frank Blethen, representing
the fourth and fifth generations of family owners of The Seattle Times,
said the company acquired the land over several decades to protect The
Times' ability to continue to publish an independent newspaper.
(June 14, 2004)
The Seattle Times
to Launch Updated Design of Daily and Sunday Newspaper
On Monday, June 7, The Seattle Times will unveil design changes
daily edition. On June 13, similar changes will be reflected in the
Sunday newspaper. The new typeface, page layouts and other innovations
are designed to improve the navigation and readability of the newspaper.
(June 2, 2004)
The Seattle Times
Hires Deputy Business Editor
The Seattle Times has hired Rami Grunbaum as deputy business editor.
He will assist in overall planning for the Business News department
and will be directly in charge of a team of reporters covering Boeing,
biotech, publicly traded companies and special projects.
(May 5, 2004)
State Court of Appeals
supports Seattle Times' right under JOA
SEATTLE -- The effort to preserve local, independent journalism received
a boost today when the State Court of Appeals issued a unanimous ruling
supporting the independent Seattle Times' right under the JOA contract
to get out from under a money losing business arrangement.
(March 22, 2004)
Columnist Danny Westneat
Joins The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times adds a new point of view beginning March 10 with a
column by Danny Westneat that will peel back the layers to get at what
makes our region unique. Westneat, a Seattle writer with a background
in science, the environment and politics, will write on Wednesdays and
Fridays in the Local News section of The Times. His column will also
appear online at seattletimes.com
(March 8, 2004)
The Seattle Times
Company Advertising Department Honored by Fred Meyer
The Advertising department of the Seattle Times Company, which also
represents the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, has been selected for recognition
as the 2003 "Vendor of the Year" for the Sales Promotion and
Marketing Division of Fred Meyer Stores. "The Seattle Times Company
has taken the time to learn and understand our expectations and everyone
follows through to make sure those expectations are met," said
Jim Williams, Director of Advertising for Fred Meyer. "The Seattle
Times Company stood out for their excellent service overall."
(February 4, 2004)
Larry Duthie named
Publisher of the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Larry J. Duthie, who has spent most of his career as a Washington newspaper
executive, has been named publisher of the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin.
The Union-Bulletin (14,400 daily; 15,900 Sunday) publishes evenings
Monday through Friday and Sunday morning. He is expected to join the
Union-Bulletin in early March.
(February 3, 2004)