Freedom chairman talks about future of company

By Mary Ann Milbourne: Freedom News Service

James D. Dunning Jr. is the new chairman of Irvine, California-based Freedom Communications Inc., owner of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun.

He brings broad media experience ranging from being former president and chief financial officer of Rolling Stone to chief executive of Ziff Davis Publishing Co., a digital media company.

In an interview with The Orange County (Calif.) Register after the company came out of bankruptcy, he said he saw opportunity ahead for the company as it sets about developing a business model that will succeed in today’s media environment.