‘Call & Post’ Vet Named President Of ‘Chicago Defender’

By: E&P Staff

Michael A. House, a former president of the Cleveland-based Call & Post Newspaper Group of black-oriented papers, will be the new Chicago Defender president, the paper announced Wednesday.

House was named 2003-2004 publisher of the year by the National Newspaper Publisher Association-Black Press of America.

As president and COO of the Call & Post group, House oversaw the operation of the flagship Cleveland weekly, plus a statewide Ohio edition and editions in Columbus and Cincinnati.

He is also a former president of New York-based Amalgamated Publishers Inc., an ad national placement service for more than 200 black papers.

“Mr. House’s passion, knowledge and expertise in the newspaper industry is unrivaled,” Hiram E. Jackson, CEO of Real Times Inc., the Defender’s parent company said in a statement.

A Cleveland native, House comes to the Defender after serving as press secretary and spokesman for the city’s mayor, Frank G. Jackson.

House starts work as Defender president March 31.

In February, the Defender changed publication frequency from a daily to a weekly.

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