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JAMES N. LONGSON NAMED TRIBUNE VICE PRESIDENT/TECHNOLOGY

 JAMES N. LONGSON NAMED TRIBUNE VICE PRESIDENT/TECHNOLOGY
 CHICAGO, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- James N. Longson was appointed to the new position of Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB) vice president/technology, Charles T. Brumback, president and chief executive officer, announced today.
 Longson, 46, who is currently director, corporate development, will be responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of a technology strategy for Tribune. Reporting to Scott C. Smith, senior vice president/development, he will direct a team drawn from Tribune's broadcasting and newspaper operations.
 The new department will be guided by an advisory committee that includes senior executives from Tribune businesses and members of the board of directors. The committee will be chaired by Brumback.
 ''This organizational change is a logical step in Tribune's development efforts,'' Brumback said. ''The new team will focus on key market-driven, technology-based capabilities. They will help develop products, services and businesses that exploit emerging technologies and will work to optimize the use of technologies across Tribune businesses.
 ''Jim Longson's previous responsibilities in strategic planning, development, marketing and systems provide him with outstanding credentials to direct this process.''
 Longson joined Tribune's Florida newspaper, The Orlando Sentinel, in 1970 as a computer programmer and advanced to the position of director of data processing. In 1981, he moved to the parent company in Chicago, where he held executive positions in information systems, strategic planning and corporate development for the next seven years. From 1987 to 1991, he was vice president at the then Tribune-owned New York Daily News, responsible for strategic planning and marketing. He returned to Chicago as director of corporate development in April 1991.
 Tribune is a leading U.S. information and entertainment company. It publishes seven daily newspapers, owns and operates seven television and four radio stations, produces and syndicates information and entertainment and manufactures newsprint.
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