Howard Owens

Co-Publisher of The Batavian
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imageHoward Owens , co-publisher of The Batavian, has been a daily newspaper reporter and editor. Originally from San Diego, Calif., he started his journalism career 20 years ago as co-publisher of a community weekly. In 1995, he launched East County Online, a Web site for six community weeklies in San Diego County that was the first Web site serving a group of weekly papers. Howard was director of new media for the Ventura County Star, which won the Online News Association's General Excellence Award in 2004. In 2005, he was vice president of interactive for the Bakersfield Californian. Bakersfield.com won a General Excellence award from the Inland Press Association. From 2006 until 2009, he was director of digital publishing for GateHouse Media based in Fairport, N.Y. Howard is a former member of the Newspaper Association of America's Digital Media Federation board and served on NAA's audience development committee. He is a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.


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