Long named new publisher of Reporter
June 11, 2008 · Updated 3:07 PM
"Jim Long recently was named publisher of the Central Kitsap Reporter, Bremerton Patriot and Northwest Navigator, a newspaper published for the Navy by Sound Publishing, the Reporter's parent company.Sound President Manfred Tempelmayr made the announcement Jan. 16. Mike Dillon, the Reporter's previous publisher, will return to Pacific Publishing in Seattle to become more involved in the editorial side of community newspaper publishing.Long, a veteran western Washington newspaperman, began working for Whidbey Press Inc. (a previous incarnation of Sound Publishing) in February 1990 as a salesman for the U.S. Army publication The Northwest Guardian in Tacoma. He was promoted to advertising manager of Subase Bangor's Trident Tides newspaper in August 1990, and was named publisher of the Tides in March 1992.He was the founding publisher of Puget Sound Navy News when that publication launched in May 1992, and became general manager of Sound's Cascade Division - with publications in Vason Island, Tacoma, University Place and Lakewood - in January 1995. He has been on hiatus from Sound Publishing for about a year helping a friend start a newspaper in San Diego, Long said.I'm pleased to have Jim back in the company, Tempelmayr said. He has a great background in marketing and understands these communities. He will be a great asset to the company.Meanwhile, Long is anxious to get started at his new position. He will work out of Sound Publishing's Silverdale office at 9989 Silverdale Way N.W.It was time to come back, Long said. I'm excited about being back in the Bremerton-Silverdale market. I was here for five years and I see a lot of potential for growth in the market.Long is a Navy veteran who served aboard the Bremerton-based USS Sacramento during two tours off Vietnam. Prior to working for Sound Publishing, Long worked in retail sales and administrative positions and radio broadcasting.As publisher, Long is responsible for management of all advertising, circulation and news functions of the Reporter. "