Journal-Register Hires New-Media Gurus to Advisory Board

The Journal Register Company announced today the establishment of an advisory board to help it navigate ongoing changes in the media landscape.

The new advisory board brings on three new-media heavy hitters. The Journal Register has hired Jeff Jarvis, CUNY journalism professor and operator of the BuzzMachine Blog; NYU journalism professor and PressThink blogger Jay Rosen and former Huffington Post CEO Betsy Morgan.

“The media landscape and how news is both created and consumed is changing rapidly. In an era where the audience has gone from spectator to participant through social media and other digital innovations our Company must re-define what we do and how we do it,” said Journal Register CEO John Paton in a statement.

The Journal Register publishes 19 daily newspapers and reaches readers in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Here’s the Journal-Register’s announcement.