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Friday, April 1, 2011

Media General’s Nicole McMullin and Roslyn Ryan Recognized as “Next-Generation Leaders” by Editor & Publisher

RICHMOND, VA. -  Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) said today that Nicole McMullin, digital products manager for the Richmond Media Group, and Roslyn Ryan, editor of the weekly newspaper Powhatan Today, have been named to Editor & Publisher’s “25 Under 35.”

In its April 2011 issue, Editor & Publisher said, “The awards recognize next-generation leaders, who are young, bright and capable of tackling whatever the changing climate throws at them. They are people with business acumen to lead through trying times and vision to implement bold, new strategies.”

Ms. McMullin has been with Media General since 2004 in a variety of roles, all focused on connecting with the company’s audience through various digital channels. She has been digital projects manager since December 2010 and previously was the new media manager at She is a graduate of Virginia Union University.

“Nicole is a leader and pioneer and is finding ways to increase our digital audience through a growing number of new channels, including mobile and social media,” said Rick Thornton, Richmond Media Group’s vice president for audience and content development. “Her enthusiasm about our digital future is contagious. She is part strategist, part tactician. She can build a compelling case for an initiative, then see to the details. She believes strongly that the journalism legacy of our printed products can be the foundation for multi-platform success.”

Ms. Ryan was named editor of Powhatan Today in late 2007. She joined the newspaper in 2004 as its first sports editor. In her role, she has expanded the coverage of traditional news in the newspaper and on its website. She holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Virginia Commonwealth University.

“Roslyn has brought Powhatan Today into the 21st century by redesigning the newspaper and increasing its local coverage. In addition, she launched a new website in 2008 with fresh, expanded content, including a searchable salary database of county and public school employees, which has generated a doubling of page views since 2008.  She guides her staff to tell the stories of the people of Powhatan County while being their advocate for better quality of life,” said Joy Monopoli, publisher of Richmond Suburban Newspapers. 

The Richmond Media Group includes the Richmond Times-Dispatch,, and Richmond Suburban Newspapers.

About Media General
Media General is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment across multiple media platforms, serving consumers and advertisers in strong local markets, primarily in the Southeastern United States. Media General’s operations are organized in five geographic market segments and a sixth segment that includes the company’s interactive advertising services and certain other operations. The company’s operations include 18 network-affiliated television stations and their associated websites, three metropolitan and 20 community newspapers and their associated websites, and more than 200 specialty publications that include weekly newspapers and niche publications targeted to various demographic, geographic and topical communities of interest. Many of the company’s specialty publications have associated websites. Media General additionally operates three interactive advertising services companies: Blockdot, which specializes in interactive entertainment and advergaming technologies;, a coupon and shopping website; and NetInformer, a leading provider of wireless media and mobile marketing services.

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