Gannett, owner of USA TODAY, restructures into two business units

The headquarters of Gannett and the USA TODAY Network in McLean, VA.

Gannett, owner of USA TODAY and local media organizations in 45 states, on Wednesday announced a corporate restructuring that creates two new business units.

The Gannett Media business unit will focus on news, content, operations like print and distribution, business-to-business marketing solutions (including advertising) and subscription growth through a “digital-first lens,” Gannett said in a news release. Maribel Perez Wadsworth, president of news for Gannett and publisher of USA TODAY and the USA TODAY Network, has been named president of the unit. 

The other unit created under the restructuring is Digital Marketing Solutions (DMS), which helps brands and businesses attract and keep customers, and includes LOCALiQ, a provider of digital marketing services. Kris Barton, Gannett’s chief product officer, becomes president of the new unit and will oversee operations that support marketing solutions, including customer services and product and engineering.