Journal Register Co. CEO Paton Named to NAA Board

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By: E&P Staff

Journal Register Co. CEO John Paton has been appointed to the board of director of the Newspaper Association of America, Mark G. Contreras, NAA’s chairman and senior vice president/newspapers of The E.W. Scripps Co. announced Wednesday.

Paton has been CEO of Journal Register since January. He is the co-founder and former CEO of impreMedia LLC, which he and his partners built into  the largest news and information company serving the U.S. Hispanic population. 

Paton was named Editor & Publisher’s Publisher of the Year in 2009, and was the first non-broadcast executive to be named the Hispanic Media Executive of the Year by HispanicAd.Com at the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies’ annual conference in 2006.

Since the mid-90s, Paton has been directly involved as a senior executive, board member or advisor in more than $3.6 billion in media transactions and financings involving both private and public companies, the NAA announcement noted.

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