Editor&Publisher Co. Acquires Kelsey Group's Interactive Newspapers Business p. 3

By: Editorial Staff Editor & Publisher Co., publisher of Editor & Publisher magazine, has acquired the assets of the Kelsey Group's interactive newspapers business.
The transaction includes the annual Interactive Newspapers conference, annual research conducted by Editor & Publisher Co. and the Kelsey Group, various research reports, niche conferences and certain relevant software.
Joining Editor & Publisher Co. as a vice president is Marsha A. Stoltman, former vice president with the Kelsey Group. Stoltman will be responsible for managing the company's conference activities. Prior to working for the Kelsey Group, Stoltman spent a number of years in new media at Dow Jones & Co.
The 8th annual Interactive Newspaper conference will be held Feb. 12-15 in Houston. More than 650 newspaper executives and technology, content and service providers recently gathered in San Francisco for this year's conference. Editor & Publisher Co. has served as a co-sponsor of the conference since 1992. Additional co-sponsors include the International Newspaper Marketing Association (since 1995), and the National Newspaper Association and Suburban Newspapers of America, who became co-sponsors this year.
Editor & Publisher Co.'s acquisition of the Kelsey Group's interactive newspapers business follows by two weeks the announcement that the company has also acquired Free Paper Publisher magazine.
Both acquisitions underscore Editor & Publisher Co's. commitment to cover all aspects of the newspaper business, according to company co-publisher D. Colin Phillips.
Editor & Publisher Co. also co-sponsors interactive conferences in Europe and Latin America and recently launched its Web site, E&P Interactive (http://mediainfo.com).
"Although the new media landscape is far from certain, our acquisition of the Interactive Newspapers conference and our launching of E&P Interactive will offer newspapers some of the tools they need to succeed in this competitive marketplace," Phillips said.


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