Episode 27. Ed Manassah – Former Executive in Residence, Bellarmine University & Former Publisher of C.J.
Ed Manassah is motivated to succeed when he encounters a challenging issue.
Ed is a retired publisher of the Louisville Courier-Journal (1993 – 2006). He served in leadership positions from city editor to the publisher at six Gannett Co. Inc. newspapers since 1972 and received honors as the top editor/publisher eight times.
He was the founding editor of USA Today in 1982.
Ed has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Youngstown State University and a Master of Arts degree in Journalism and Communication from the University of Florida.
He has served on many civic and professional boards in Louisville and elsewhere, including the Regional Leadership Coalition, Leadership Louisville, the Greater Louisville Fund for the Arts, the Kentucky Economic Development Corporation, the Lincoln Heritage Council, the Louisville Urban League, Leadership Kentucky, and Metro United Way.
Ed is currently executive in residence at Bellarmine University where he is developing a school of communications, media, and mass culture.