By Earl J. Wilkinson, executive director and CEO of INMA
John Paton is a hot commodity these days.
Named Editor & Publisher magazine’s “Publisher of the Year” in 2009, his “digital-first” speech at a major global industry conference late last year garnered significant attention when he was CEO of U.S.-based Spanish-language publisher impreMedia. Conference speaking appearances have become more frequent.
In early 2010, John was appointed CEO of the Journal Register Company, known for its thrift, low-tech tendencies, and high margins with its 20 small dailies and 300 non-daily publications and web sites.