Laura Gordon Named ‘Dallas Morning News’ Chief Innovation Officer

By: E&P Staff

Laura Gordon, who launched A.H. Belo’s Quick, has been appointed to chief innovation officer at the company’s flagship paper The Dallas Morning News.

In her new role, Gordon will spearhead initiatives under the newly formed Innovation Council at the paper. She will also work with The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif., and The Providence (R.I.) Journal. She will continue to serve as the Morning News’ senior vice president of marketing.

“As technology and the information and entertainment industry continue to evolve, we believe this strategic, focused approach to growth will benefit our advertisers, consumers, and employees,” Jim Moroney, publisher of the Morning News, said in a statement.

“Laura is uniquely qualified to lead our innovation efforts,” he continued. “She has a perspective that combines her experience in consumer packaged good and brand management with her work in product development here at the Dallas Morning News.”

Gordon was the publisher of Quick, the free distribution tabloid aimed at 18-to-34-year olds in Dallas, for three years. Before joining the Morning News in 2002, Gordon served as vice president of marketing and product development at Paris Presents and in brand management roles at Unilever Home and Personal Care.

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