Journal Communications Names Dean H. Blythe to its Board of Directors

  Journal Communications Names Dean H. Blythe to its Board of Directors

Business Wire

MILWAUKEE -- February 20, 2013

Journal Communications, Inc. (NYSE:JRN), today announced that it has elected
Dean H. Blythe to its Board of Directors. The addition of Mr. Blythe will
bring Journal’s Board to nine members.

Mr. Blythe has been managing director of TDF Ventures LLC, an advisory and
investment firm, since 2009. Prior to TDF, he was President and Chief
Executive Officer of Harte-Hanks (NYSE: HHS), a worldwide direct and targeted
marketing company that provides direct marketing services and shopper
advertising opportunities to businesses globally. Before Harte-Hanks, he was
Senior Vice President – Corporate Development and General Counsel of
Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. (NYSE: HTV) and its predecessor, Argyle
Television. Blythe was the first employee of Argyle Television and grew the
company from a private start up to a publicly held enterprise. Blythe serves
on the Board of Directors of Total Outdoor Corp., where he is also currently
serving as Co-President & CFO. He received his bachelor’s degree from Miami
University, Oxford, Ohio and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law,
Durham, North Carolina.

“Dean Blythe’s executive leadership experience in broadcast, targeted
marketing and corporate development makes him an ideal choice for Journal’s
Board,” said Steven J. Smith Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Journal
Communications. “He will be a great asset to the Board as we continue to grow
our local market media business.”

Mr. Blythe said, “I am looking forward to being a part of a committed and
successful local media company like Journal Communications."

About Journal Communications

Journal Communications, Inc., headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was
founded in 1882. We are a diversified media company with operations in
television and radio broadcasting, publishing and interactive media. We own
and operate 15 television stations and 34 radio stations in 12 states. We
publish the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which serves as the only major daily
newspaper for the Milwaukee metropolitan area, and several community
newspapers and shoppers in Wisconsin. Our interactive media assets build on
our strong publishing and broadcasting brands.

Contact:

Journal Communications, Inc.
Andre Fernandez, (414) 224-2884
President and CFO
or
Angela Lois, (414) 224-2633
Director of Investor Relations
 
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