McLean, Va. – USA Today publisher Gannett (NYSE: GCI) on Wednesday named
former CNN executive David Payne as its senior vice president and chief digital
officer. Payne most recently served as the president and CEO of video ad
technology start-up ShortTail Media, and before that was the senior vice
president and general manager of CNN.com. Gannett said its digital business has
grown 44% over the past two years and, now sporting annual revenue of nearly $1
billion — about 18% of its total revenue.