Clark named publisher of The Journal and The News

James Clark

Clark named publisher of The Journal and The News

The Board of Directors of LJMN Media (formerly The Lakeville Journal Foundation) is pleased to announce the appointment of James Clark as Chief Executive Officer and Publisher, succeeding Susan Hassler, who has stepped down from her position.

At the same time, board member Tom Carley has been appointed Chief Operating Officer.

“James Clark is the ideal candidate to step into this important role, having managed a wide variety of administrative and management functions in his many years with this organization, including most recently as Chief Operating Officer,” said Board Chair Noreen Doyle.

Clark began his career at The Lakeville Journal more than 20 years ago, advancing from graphic artist to Composing Manager to Production Coordinator before his appointment to COO in 2021.

Tom Carley

“We are also fortunate that Carley will assume the role of COO. He is a former senior executive with The New York Times and brings a wealth of strategic planning and management experience to the position,” Doyle said. Carley has resigned from the LJMN Media board as part of his appointment.

Last year, Carley worked with the Board and staff on developing the LJMN strategic plan.

“We thank Susan Hassler for her many contributions in our early days as a nonprofit company, including overseeing the adoption of the long-term strategic plan,” Doyle said.

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