Creston News Advertiser publisher ends newspaper career


After nearly 42 years in the newspaper business, Rich Paulsen, publisher of the Creston News Advertiser in Iowa, is retiring, effective May 28.

“I didn’t know how long I’d be here,” Paulsen said about his first day in Creston, which was May 1, 2000. Common among newspaper people, Creston was Paulsen’s sixth stop, which would be his last, during his career.

“We’re sorry to see Rich leave, but happy for him as he moves on to new adventures in retirement,” said Don Bricker, Shaw Media’s chief operating officer. “Rich has been a valued colleague and effective leader in our company for 21 years, and will be missed. We are fortunate to have Craig Mittag ready to step in and ensure a smooth transition within the company and the community. I congratulate Rich and Craig as they move on to the next stage in their lives.”

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