Pioneer Newspapers now called Pioneer News GroupJanuary 4, 2013 @ 2:58 pm
SEATTLE (AP) - Northwest newspaper company Pioneer Newspapers is changing its name to Pioneer News Group to reflect its expansion into the digital world.
Marnie Roozen of the Seattle based company says it has become much more than a print newspaper organization, including mobile and e-reader publications as well as advertising and social media products.
Pioneer Newspapers, Inc. was formed in 1974 by James G. Scripps. The family-owned multimedia business is now chaired by Roozen, who is Scripps' granddaughter.
The company owns and operates 23 print and online daily and weekly newspapers in Washington, Montana, Idaho, Utah and Oregon.
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