Atlanta - Aug 19, 2009 - Cox Media Group has integrated its media group to tie its media assets in radio, television and newspaper. This is a departure from the company's traditional grouping of businesses solely by medium.
While Cox's local media properties and brands will still operate independently, including continuing their existing independent news and editorial functions, the media group will allow the various divisions to share knowledge and talent, and increase operating efficiencies and reduce costs.
With this announcement, Doug Franklin, a veteran newspaper executive, and Bob Neil, president of Cox Radio, have been named to new roles of executive vice president, Cox Media Group. Franklin and Neil will oversee Cox's broadcasting and newspaper properties across the nation. Marc Morgan has been named senior vice president and chief revenue officer, and he will work with Cox's sales function across all media.