- Jack Griffin is the new CEO of Tribune Company's publishing unit, which it announced last July will spin off into its own company later this year.
- Griffin told AdAge he believes the "marketing arm" of the company, which publishes the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, is ready to be further developed.
- The new CEO strongly believes that newspaper advertising, particularly digital, is still an important avenue for many brands.
Griffin has a tough road ahead of him as he leads Tribune Company through its spinoff and (hopefully) into sustained profitability. He brings a wealth of experience from Ladies Home Journal publisher Meredith Group's publishing unit, CEO and co-founder of Empirical Media, and as an advisor to Tribune, but he was also let go in 2010 from his position as CEO of Time Inc. after six months — reportedly due to a clash over his leadership style.