Record and Saratogian parent company continues push

Journal Register Company -- the parent company of the Troy Record and the Saratogian -- announced yesterday that Jim Brady, who formerly headed up the Washington Post's website, will be JRC's editor-in-chief and will "directly oversee all newsgathering operations." After emerging from bankruptcy in 2009, JRC has been pushing to make its publications "digital first." Brady had been involved with that push after coming over from TBD, the ambitious local news startup in the DC area that fizzled after its parent company, Albritton, lost its nerve on the project earlier this year (Brady had left earlier because of differences with ownership).

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