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Publishers of Morning Call and Express-Times to Discuss State of Newspaper Industry

Bethlehem, Pa., March 17, 2009—Moravian College will hold a discussion about the state of the newspaper industry with local publishers Timothy Kennedy of The Morning Call and Martin Till of The Express-Times on Wednesday, March 18, 5 to 6 p.m. in the Snyder Room, Haupert Union Building.

The two will be joined by Moravian alumnus Richard Subber ’69, former strategic planning manager for The Morning Call who worked for the paper for 40 years from 1966 to 2007. Subber designed and assessed market research, primary audience research, and strategic planning in direct support of the executive team.

Kennedy has been chief executive officer, president and publisher of The Morning Call of Tribune Publishing Co., Inc. since February 2006. He joined Tribune in 1994 and served as its manager of tax and as manager of corporate finance since 1996. He served as director of corporate finance and development of Tribune since 1998. Prior to Tribune, Kennedy worked eight years at Price Waterhouse, now PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Till became CEO, president and publisher of Easton Publishing in January 1998. The group includes The Express-Times, a 50,000-circulation daily, four weekly newspapers and several specialty products. He is often a discussion leader at conventions for the American Press Institute.  Till has a well-formed past in the leadership and journalism worlds.  He served as retail marketing manager/classified advertising manager at the News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware, followed by his time as an advertising director for the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  From 1996 to 1998, he was vice president of sales and marketing for the York Newspaper Co.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.