Publishing News


September 15-30, 2005 Edition PEOPLE Ms. Clark-Johnson to Head Gannett Newspapers

MCLEAN, VA/9/9/05—Gannett Co. has named Sue Clark-Johnson as president of the newspaper division. Clark-Johnson, formerly CEO and publisher of the Arizona Republic, is the first female to head the division, which includes more than 170 newspapers, information businesses, and specialty publications throughout the U.S. The new president succeeds Gary Watson, who is retiring on September 30 after serving the company for 39 years. Ms. Clark-Johnson’s successor at The Arizona Republic has not yet been named.

Janson-Smith to Become Literary Agent

LONDON/9/6/05—Patrick Janson-Smith will join Christopher Little Literary Agency (CLLA) in late September after having been with Transworld Publishers for 24 years. Little represents top authors such as J K Rowling, Janet Gleeson and Darren Shan.

Janson-Smith said he is eager to work directly with authors again rather than dealing with the daily demands of a large publisher.

Transworld has named Bill Scott-Kerr as publisher, reporting to managing director, Larry Finlay.

Transworld Publishers is owned by Bertelsmann, one of the world’s largest media groups, and since 1999 has been a division of the Random House Group Ltd.

Time Founder’s Son Henry Luce III Dies at Age 80 NEW YORK, NY/9/9/05—Henry Luce III, age 80, died at his summer home on Fishers Island, New York September 7 of undetermined causes. Mr. Luce, eldest son of the founder and editor-in-chief of Time, Inc., had served in key posts at Time for a number of years and went on to head the Henry Luce Foundation. Henry (Hank) Luce III, was the son of Henry R. Luce.