"Jim has all the tangibles you expect from a publisher," Dennison said. "He understands all aspects of the business. He understands the advertising department and has quickly steeped himself in digital marketing services, an important component of our future. The production area is yet another strength for Jim.
"And he has great respect, understanding and philosophies when it comes to the newsroom's role in the communities we serve – frankly, anything less is a nonstarter for me."