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Former publisher inducted into marketing hall of fame

April 23, 2007

KALAMAZOO--A former Dow Jones Newswire publisher and chief operating officer was on campus April 20 for induction into Western Michigan University's Marketing Alumni Hall of Fame.

James J. Donoghue, general manager of a new division of Sarasota, Fla.-based InterShow, was honored during the Department of Marketing's annual awards banquet at the Fetzer Center. The event also honored students receiving scholarships as well as graduating seniors and MBA students who were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements and distinguished service.

The Marketing Alumni Hall of Fame was established to recognize graduates who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding professional achievements, community leadership and dedicated service to WMU. Thirty alumni have previously been inducted, including WMU Trustee Kenneth V. Miller.

Donoghue earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a major in advertising from WMU in 1970. While a student, he worked as an advertising sales representative and then as advertising sales manager for the Western Herald, WMU's student newspaper. Following graduation, he worked as a sales representative for Dow Jones & Company, as marketing manager for Owens-Corning Fiberglass, and then as senior sales representative and Detroit sales manager for the Wall Street Journal.

From 1980 to 1997, Donoghue worked for Time Inc., where his positions included vice president of corporate sales and marketing and associate publisher and advertising director for People Magazine. In 1997, Donoghue rejoined Dow Jones & Company as vice president-sales and marketing for DJ Newswires. In 2002, he became vice president-market development for the Wall Street Journal, and from 2004 through 2006, he served as publisher and chief operating officer, Financial News Services, DJ Newswires.

In 2007, Donoghue joined InterShow as general manager of a new division. The division's focus is on the Web site www.MoneyShow.com. InterShow is the leading producer of conferences for the financial communities of individual investors, traders and financial advisors.

Donohue and his wife, Marty, reside in Princeton, N.J., where he has served on the board of directors for the Stuart Country Day School.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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