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Former Washington Star Retail Sales Rep. Keith Flinn appointed Herald’s new publisher

Photo by Marie Dirle/New Jersey Herald
NEWTON — Nearly a year after its publisher retired, the New Jersey Herald has filled the position from within.

Keith Flinn, the daily newspaper's director of advertising and marketing for the last three years, was named publisher by Ron Wallace, vice president of newspapers at Quincy Newspapers Inc., parent company of the Herald, last week.

“This is the culmination and probably the highlight of my career,” Flinn said. “I've always had a vision of someday running a paper, and I wanted to do it in a small community where it is the lifeblood of the community. I certainly think the New Jersey Herald is that to the people of the county.”

Flinn joined the Herald in November 2011 as director of advertising and marketing. Prior to that he was senior vice president of sales at Newspapers First, a sales and marketing company representing the nation's top 40 newspapers. He was also a senior advertising executive at the Los Angeles Times in national advertising and started his career as a retail sales representative at the Washington Star.

Flinn said that working in newspapers is in his blood, as his father worked for Newsday on Long Island for 36 years, and he himself spent many a day in the pressroom and delivered papers too.

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Attribution: JOE CARLSON, New Jersey Herald

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