July 12, 2004

Providence Journal Company names a new senior vice president of advertising

Providence, RI -- The Providence Journal Company has named Paul M. Farrell, former Boston Globe advertising director for retail and national advertising, as the company's newly appointed senior vice president of advertising. Farrell will be responsible for the newspaper's overall advertising, including strategic planning and new-product development.

"We are very pleased to have Paul joining us in this essential position," said Mark T. Ryan, executive vice president and general manager at The Providence Journal Company. "Paul's extensive experience in all the elements of advertising, including new-revenue generation, strategic planning and cross-platform selling, will make a significant impact on our very successful department," added Ryan.

Besides Farrell's recent position at The Globe, he has worked as senior vice president of advertising for Community Newspapers and as vice president of sales and marketing for St. Paul Pioneer Press, a division of Knight Ridder.

He was a director of product marketing for Atex and served as director of sales and marketing for the Miami Herald Publishing Company.

Farrell received his bachelor's of science in marketing and finance from Providence College and a master's in business administration in marketing and finance from Northeastern University.

He has served on many industry and charitable organizations, including the board of the Boston Ad Club, the Greater Boston Spinal Cord Association, the Boston Chapter of the Better Business Bureau and the New England Newspaper Association.

About the Providence Journal
The Providence Journal is part of Belo Corp., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with approximately 7,900 employees and $1.4 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates news and information franchises in some of America's most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic region. Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 15 markets) reaching 13.8 percent of U.S. television households; owns or operates 10 cable news channels; and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers include The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, Texas). Belo Interactive's new media businesses include 30 Web sites, several interactive alliances, and a broad range of Internet-based products. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at www.belo.com. For more information contact Barbara J. Nauman, promotion director for The Providence Journal, at 401.277.7623.