LEE ENTERPRISES: Lee Enterprises selects James Strauss to be publisher in Missoula

Lee Enterprises issued the following announcement on Oct. 30.

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), a leading provider of news, information and advertising in 49 markets, announced today that James V. Strauss has been named publisher of the Missoulian, in Missoula, Montana. Strauss succeeds Mike Gulledge, who resigned from the company in September of this year.

“Jim is an exceptional leader with a history of exemplary service in Montana,” said Nathan Bekke, vice president – consumer sales & marketing and Lee group publisher. “His experience leading one of the state’s major daily newspapers and his background of award-winning journalism make him uniquely qualified for the role.”

Strauss is formerly the president and publisher of Gannett’s Great Falls Media in Great Falls, Montana. He resigned his position in April, 2018, after serving in the role since 2003. He was named executive editor for the company, which includes the Great Falls Tribune, in 1995. He was assistant managing editor for The News-Sentinel in Fort Wayne, Indiana from 1989 to 1995.

"I'm excited to be back in Montana and to be a part of a vibrant Missoula community,” Strauss said. “The talented staff of the Missoulian has built impressive print and digital audiences through quality journalism and outstanding service. I look forward to working with them to further grow our reach and help businesses in our community be successful.”

While in Great Falls, Strauss served on ten different state and local boards, including the C.M. Russell Museum, the Montana Chamber of Commerce and the Montana Newspaper Association.

"I believe in giving back to the community that supports you,” Strauss said. “So, I look forward to being an active member of area business, arts and nonprofit organizations.”

Strauss holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and economics from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and a masters of business administration from the University of Notre Dame. His wife, Dee Strauss, was recently named executive director of The Village Health & Rehabilitation center in Missoula. He and his wife have five grown children.

Original source: http://lee.net/news/lee-enterprises-selects-james-strauss-to-be-publisher-in-missoula/article_f0370562-dc6d-11e8-91c7-c7197d4eb6a8.html

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