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Columbia-Greene Media publisher buys Ravena News-Herald

Dec 11, 2018 8:00 am
Columbia-Greene Media is reporting its publisher, Mark Vinciguerra, is leaving the company after five years. His company, Capital Region Independent Media, has purchased The Ravena News-Herald from Johnson Newspaper Corporation. Vinciguerra, 53, will run the paper, as well as his own consulting company. “I have immensely enjoyed my time at Columbia-Greene Media and will miss the staff and the communities who supported us greatly,” said Vinciguerra. “The Ravena community is one that is vibrant and on the upswing, and I believe presents tremendous opportunity for growth of the News-Herald audience and brand.” The announcement of the sale was made December 11, by Johnson Newspaper Corporation CEO John B. Johnson in Hudson. The price paid for the Albany County weekly was not disclosed. Under the guise of his newly established consulting company, National Press Institute for Audience Growth, Vinciguerra will continue to work with the Johnson Newspaper Corporation. "I am honored to say that we will be among his first consulting customers and look forward to working with him for the future," Johnson said. Vinciguerra has worked in media for more than 30 years. He assumed the role of publisher at Columbia-Greene Media in 2013. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.