September 07, 2006 at 15:39 PM EDT
Jake Spencer Appointed Publisher of Washington Blade

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Window Media announces the appointment of Julian Kaj ("Jake") Spencer to publisher of the Washington Blade. Spencer is charged with the day-to-day operations of the nation's most successful and longest continuously published gay and lesbian newspaper. Spencer will oversee sales, manage circulation and direct editorial coverage.

Peter Polimino, President of Window Media, said, "We are very fortunate to have a newspaper professional like Jake on our team. We believe his skills will be an invaluable resource as we move forward into the next generation of print and digital publishing."

With over 23 years of newspaper experience, Spencer brings a wealth of expertise and hard earned knowledge to his new role. He began his newspaper career as the Publisher of The Advertiser-Tribune in Tiffin, Ohio, and later moved to Pennsylvania to run the York Daily Record -- one of the 15 oldest newspapers in the U.S. He launched the paper's Sunday edition and had a marked record of continued increases in circulation and sales. His tenure in York spanned more than 11 years. As the first president of the York Newspaper Company he successfully facilitated the merger of York's two dailies, oversaw the construction of its new office and production plant, and combined the production, sales and circulation operations.

Mr. Spencer went on to form his own companies to acquire professional trade journals serving the print industry, and later purchased Healing Lifestyles & Spas magazine. After owning and running these businesses for more than 10 years, he successfully sold his companies. About the Washington Blade, Spencer states, quite simply, "I look forward to making a positive contribution to this already great publication."

Jake holds a B.S. from West Virginia University and an M.S. from Murray State University. He also served in the United States Army -- reaching the rank of First Lieutenant and receiving the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam.

    Media Contact:
    Bill Kapfer, VP, Marketing, Window Media
    212.244.9866
    wkapfer@window-media.com

    ABOUT WINDOW MEDIA

Window Media operates top quality gay and lesbian newspapers. From Washington to Atlanta, South Florida and Houston, Window Media publications provide comprehensive coverage of issues, news and entertainment of interest to lesbians and gay men. Our commitment to superior editorial content and community involvement sets us apart. And, with a combined weekly readership of more than 400,000, Window Media is the nation's largest gay newspaper group.

Window Media publications include Washington Blade, Southern Voice, New York Blade, Express South Florida, Houston Voice, GENRE Magazine, David Atlanta, The 411 Magazine and New York Press.

Source: Window Media

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