Advance president in Pennsylvania quits to join rival publisher

October 18, 2013
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PennLive | Lancaster Online | The Sentinel

John A. Kirkpatrick will leave the PA Media Group, which publishes The (Harrisburg, Pa.) Patriot-News. He had been president there and will take a similar position at Lancaster Newspapers.

Kirkpatrick was named The Patriot-News’ editor in 1991 and became its publisher in 1997. The paper announced last year it would reduce print frequency and staff, in a manner similar to several other Advance-owned publications.

Lancaster Newspapers “will continue to publish a daily print edition,” Tim Mekeel reports the company’s publisher, Robert M. Krasne, said.

According to the most recent figures at the Alliance for Audited Media, The Patriot-News had total average Sunday circulation of 135,135 (including digital editions) in March and average circulation on the days it published a print paper of 81,301. The (Lancaster, Pa.) Sunday News had average Sunday circulation of 95,222, also including digital editions. The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era had average Monday-Friday circulation of 75,258.

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