A frank one-on-one with technology veteran Kurt Jackson


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median number of years an employee works for a company is four years and one month. The "exception to that rule" might be Kurt Jackson, who has worked at Software Consulting Services (SCS), according to his Linkedin profile: "28 years and ten months."

Kurt started his career in news publishing in 1989 as a circulation executive for the Journal Register Company. As new digital technology was evolving, Kurt's passion for helping innovate compelled him to work in the vendor space. He first traveled to hundreds of newspapers as an installation specialist of advertising systems and eventually found a home as VP of operations at SCS, then owned by Martha and Richard Cichellii. He has been there since. In September of 2021, the  Cichelli’s sold the company to him, stating, "We are so happy to be able to turn the company over to Kurt who knows the industry so well..”

In this 121st episode of "E&P Reports," Publisher Mike Blinder chats with industry technology veteran Kurt Jackson about his views on all aspects of news publishing, including cutting back on print frequency, how selling digital ads CAN support a local newsroom, why Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act should be repealed and lots more.


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