Clint Harris takes over as publisher of The Chronicle-Journal
Veteran Chronicle-Journal manager Clint Harris will assume the duties of publisher and general manager of the newspaper, parent company Continental Newspapers announced today.
Harris began his career with The Chronicle-Journal nearly 20 years ago with his first role as mailroom supervisor. He quickly showed his breadth of skills and took on pre-print sales and service. He continued to branch out, taking on responsibilities for health and safety as well as classified advertising management. From there he became the newspaper’s advertising manager and ultimately vice-president of operations, director of sales and marketing.
Clint will continue to hold this marketing line responsibility in his new role, said David Radler, Continental chief operating officer.
“Clint has had the opportunity to learn from a seasoned publisher for the past 20 years,” Radler said. “We are fully confident he can take the ball and run to even greater successes.”
“Increasing audience development and satisfying our audience is important for circulation and advertising growth,” said Harris, when asked what his objectives would be as he takes over. “We have the best data possible and knowing our customers and what they are interested in allows us to command the best consumer information in our local market. Journalism will never go away and there will always be an opportunity to provide quality news. There has never been another media outlet that could come close to the number of consumers our newspaper reaches on a daily basis, especially when you look at the combined audience of print and digital.
“We will serve our audience with a vast number of products that satisfy the needs of our readers and advertisers. We will continue to support our community and help them reach their goals, which in turn makes our community the best place to live. We will be innovative and adapt to cultural changes and provide a news package that is up to date and current for our core product and at the same time embrace the new media and take advantage of our strengths in digital and social media marketing.
“While the industry is clearly changing and will continue to change, The Chronicle-Journal will adapt and provide our audience and advertisers with the best media package in Thunder Bay and surrounding region.”
Clint brings a variety of community experiences, having held various chair or presidential positions with the Community Auditorium and Thunder Bay Regional Arts Council; director of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation; and chair of the Adding Life to Days St. Joseph’s Palliative Care Campaign and the Lakehead Public Schools Learning Foundation. He is a Fort William Rotarian and a director of the Canadian Newspapers Association.
Clint has a wide network of friends in the region and was born and raised in Thunder Bay. He has two grown children, Conner and Mackenzie, and his partner is Kimberly Gerrish.