John Papanek was named senior VP-content and editor in chief of the New Century Network, an Internet alliance of nine media companies including Gannett Co., Hearst Corp., New York Times Co. and Times Mirror Co. Mr. Papanek most recently was managing editor of Time Inc. Custom Publishing. He formerly served as managing editor of Sports Illustrated and Sports Illustrated for Kids. He was also Time Inc.'s first director of new media. In his new position Mr. Papanek will oversee the creation of NCN's editorial product, a series of Web sites designed to aggregate online programming from its members. The programming will be designed to support online newspaper efforts and to bring national elements to local affiliate sites. The sites are expected to begin rolling out in the first quarter of 1997.
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