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Posted on Mon, Dec 5, 2011 : 3:31 p.m. CEO Matt Kraner to take new position as president of

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Matt Kraner, president and CEO of, announced on Monday that he’ll be leaving the Ann Arbor-based news website to take over a newly created position of president of

Kraner was instrumental in the startup of, which launched in July 2009. As of summer, it ranked among the top news sites nationally for local market reach, in conjunction with MLive, according to Media Audit, a company that measures media readership across the country. is operated as an entity of Advance Digital, a company that’s affiliated with the ownership of It covers the entire state of New Jersey, which has a population of about 9 million.

Kraner will continue in his role at through mid-January.



Tue, Dec 6, 2011 : 3:45 p.m.

would love to hear how ranking "among the top news sites nationally for local market reach" translates to $$$


Mon, Dec 5, 2011 : 9:43 p.m.

Good luck editing out the comments of the NJ partisans.... He might last six weeks in that environment.

Steve in MI

Mon, Dec 5, 2011 : 9:37 p.m.

Yay! I was *hoping* to see a fluff piece that overhyped the importance of the site owner's management team. My day is complete now.


Mon, Dec 5, 2011 : 8:51 p.m.

Good luck in Joisey