EARLY WORD: Meet The New Boss



On the night he was named to lead region’s largest news organization, Greg Osberg told the Philadelphia Daily News that one of his three main goals will be “to encourage and reward innovation throughout the company, with an emphasis on digital innovation,” and that he plans to steer the company toward a heavy emphasis on digital content that will be delivered on the latest mobile devices. As president and worldwide publisher of Newsweek and Newsweek.com from 2000 through 2008, Osberg’s top priority was growing the company’s online traffic and revenue. Previously, he had been the president of CNET, and most recently served as President and CEO of Buzzwire, a Denver-based provider of news, data and streaming media over mobile phones. Osberg said ensuring relevancy, innovation and profitability would be the key to long-term success and that “the overarching goal is to become the most successful regional media company in the nation.” Having grown up in the Philadelphia region – where his mother still lives and he has other family ties – Osberg said that the challenge that brought him back is to build the first major metro news organization to thrive in the digital era. Osberg will address the Philadelphia Initiative For Journalistic Innovation on Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Tuttleman Learning Center (TL-303AB), at the corner of 13th Street and Montgomery Avenue on Temple’s main campus. (Map). A Q&A will follow. This event is free and open to the public.

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