Where in the world is Howard Owens?

The answer is Batavia, New York.

Owens was recently the director of digital publishing at GateHouse Media. [That’s the company I work for]. Then last week, he was gone. We received a memo stating Brad Dennison was taking over Owens’ duties.

As of an hour ago, Owens stated on The Batavian that he is now sole employee for the “first local, online-only news source for Batavia and Genesee County.”

Media Nation was recently wondering where he went. Interestingly enough, the blog mentions an interview with Owens:

I interviewed Owens for a feature on GateHouse Media last fall for CommonWealth Magazine, a time when finances for GateHouse were perilous, but before the economy had gone off a cliff. Owens was particularly proud of the Batavian, a Web-only “paper” he had launched for GateHouse in Batavia, N.Y. (not far from GateHouse’s corporate headquarters, in Fairport), which he hoped could serve as something of a model.

Well, good luck Howard and enjoy upstate New York.


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One response to “Where in the world is Howard Owens?

  1. Thanks for the well wishes. My wife and I do really enjoy WNY. We’re looking forward to living and working in Batavia.

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