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April 4, 2011

Defense News Editor Vago Muradian Featured During NAB Show Military and Government Summit

Washington, DC -- Gannett Government Media and the NAB Show announced today that Vago Muradian, editor of Defense News and host of "This Week in Defense News," will give a keynote speech at the 2011 Military and Government Summit. Muradian will discuss the future of government and military media.

"An important element of the NAB Show is addressing how the private sector and government can effectively work together," said NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown. "Few people can explain it better than Mr. Muradian. We are honored to have him keynote this year's Summit."

The Summit, which runs April 12-14 in Las Vegas, provides opportunities for commercial manufacturers and researchers, as well as military and government professionals, to share advanced video technologies and implementation solutions.

"The unique perspective that Vago has on the fast-changing defense marketplace and his insight into the federal acquisition process is unparalleled," said Elaine Howard, president and chief executive officer at Gannett Government Media.

A renowned defense journalist, Muradian has more than 20 years of experience covering the business and politics of defense worldwide. The editor of Defense News since 2002, Muradian has hosted the weekly television program, "This Week in Defense News," since 2008. Prior to rejoining Defense News, Muradian was managing editor of Defense Daily International and a reporter with Defense Daily and Air Force Times.

"The 2011 Military and Government Summit is one of the industry's most important events showcasing the challenges and opportunities in store for government and military media," said Muradian. "I'm honored to be a part of it."

About Gannett Government Media
Gannett Government Media is a subsidiary of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett Co is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV web sites;, the nation's top employment site;; and more than 80 local sites. Gannett publishes 82 daily U.S. newspapers, including USA TODAY, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper, and more than 600 magazines and other non-dailies including USA WEEKEND. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in 19 U.S. markets. Additional information is available here.

About Defense News
Defense News is the authoritative, independent, professional news source for the world's defense decision-makers. Each week, the print edition of Defense News provides the global defense community with the latest insight and news analysis on defense programs, policy, business and technology. Defense News circulates to a highly selective VIP list of top leaders and decision-makers in North America and in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With bureaus and reporters strategically located around the world, Defense News sets the standard for accuracy, credibility and timeliness in defense reporting. For additional information, click here.

About the 2011 NAB Show
The NAB Show, held annually in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With nearly 90,000 attendees from 151 countries and more than 1,500 exhibitors, the NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, the NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at

News media registration is now available online. Click here to register as press for the NAB Show.

About NAB
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