The evolving news business 2009

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profile from 2009

Michael Nowlan

After beginning his career in accounting, Michael Nowlan decided to pursue an avenue closer to his interests: news and media. He joined CCNMatthews, a Canadian newswire service, as CFO before being named CEO in 2000. In years following, Michael realized that the company needed to move in a new strategic direction, and orchestrated the purchase of an American newsire, rebranded as Marketwire, and experienced substantial growth, expanding globally.

“When I first started at CCNMatthews, we were still running hard copy around on foot,” Michael explained in 2009. “The entire news business has changed, and we’re changing with it.”

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