By: Jay DeFoore
Timothy F. Windsor has been named General Manager of BaltimoreSun.com after serving as deputy general manager under Mireille Grangenois, who was named vice president of advertising in May.
Windsor has been with the Sun’s interactive division since 1996, working on both the editorial side, where he directed design and editorial staffs, and the business side, where he oversaw marketing and product development. He became the deputy general manager of what was then called SunSpot.net (the online component of The Sun) in 2002 and was in charge of day-to-day operations and strategic planning for BaltimoreSun.com and other Sun-related interactive ventures.
Howard Owens, formerly the Director of New Media at the Ventura County Star, has accepted the position of VP of Interactive media at the family owned and operated Bakersfield Californian.
While at the Ventura County Star, Owens won three NAA awards for its Web sites, the 2003 CNPA site of the year award (100,000 circulation category) for VenturaCountyStar.com and most recently ONA’s General Excellence Award in 2004.
Owens began his online career in 1995 when he founded East County Online (San Diego County). Owens also aided in the development of Top Jobs, which serves as a revenue source for recruitment advertising and online auctions. Among his accomplishments in the world of journalism, Owens has won numerous awards for news, feature, and opinion writing at publications such as the San Diego Business Journal and a community weekly in Ocean Beach, Calif.
At The Bakersfield Californian, Owens will lead production and sales teams in the redevelopment on the paper’s Web site, Bakersfield.com, in addition to aiding in the development of new digital platforms and products to better serve its readers and advertisers.
“The hiring of Howard is reflective of a renewed commitment to the digital end of our business,” Richard Beene, president and CEO of The Bakersfield Californian, said in a statement. “We understand that increasingly huge segments of our readers and advertisers are migrating to the Web and other digital platforms such as SMS text messaging, weblogs, Podcasting and more, in an effort to access content or broaden their reach. Howard will be building a team to make sure The Bakersfield Californian is at the forefront of this effort.”
Robert Kempf, the new vice president of interactive media at Enterprise NewsMedia LLC, began his first day on the job Tuesday.
Previously, Kempf had been the business development manager for Ottaway Newspapers’ Cape Cod Times from 2001 until 2004. This year, he was promoted to work in Ottaway’s corporate offices as director of Internet Product development before accepting his new post.
Kempf’s arrival marks the start of a division within Enterprise NewsMedia devoted solely to developing online business opportunities. In addition to the The Patriot Ledger (Quincey, Mass.), Enterprise NewsMedia’s publications also include The Enterprise of Brockton and the Plymouth-based Memorial Press Group of community newspapers. The company also runs SouthofBoston.com.
Source: Patriot Ledger