Carl Esposito


Carl Esposito is Media General’s senior executive for its Tennessee/Southwest Virginia properties, which include the Bristol Herald-Courier, CBS affiliate WJHL-TV, website and six paid-circulation weekly newspapers. Prior to that, he served as vice president and publisher of the Southwest Ohio Group of Cox Ohio Publishing. Dating back to 1979, he progressed with Thomson Newspapers in corporate positions of business operations and computer systems, until he became President & CEO of the company’s Southwest Ohio Group in 1993. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Kentucky University and completed executive education courses at Columbia University and Northwestern University.

[TN 0101] - Part 1: Intro and Contribution (2:42)

Carl Esposito, publisher, Bristol Herald-Courier, describes his newspaper’s commitment to investigative reporting and community service.

[TN 0102] - Part 2: Strategic Changes (6:15)

Carl Esposito, publisher, Bristol Herald-Courier, talks about the benefits of the Herald-Courier’s new production facility and the difficult tradeoff the newspaper made between staffing circulation and reporting needs.

[TN 0103] - The Future & Career Prospects (2:59)

Carl Esposito, publisher, Bristol Herald-Courier, expects the survival of print newspapers for the “foreseeable future,” and talks about what student journalists need to compete in today’s journalism career marketplace.