Tribune Broadcasting names VP, strategy and business development
Mr. Oslund most recently served as Senior Vice President of Publishing and Emerging Media for Schurz Communications where he led the company's M&A and strategic partnership divisions.
Prior to joining Schurz Communications, Mr. Oslund was VP of New Media for Gannett Broadcasting where he focused on new opportunities in information delivery and business development on emerging platforms. He was also the digital liaison between Gannett Broadcasting, USA Today, Gannett US-Community Publishing, Legal and M&A.
Before joining Gannett's corporate team in 2002, he served as that company's News Director at WXIA-TV, in Atlanta.
Prior to that, Mr. Oslund was Corporate News Director for Lee Enterprises, with oversight responsibilities for seven network affiliate TV stations, as well as News Director responsibilities for Lee's flagship, KOIN-TV, in Portland, Oregon.
He also worked in Los Angeles as an Executive Producer for the Walt Disney Company and helped create, then supervise, KCAL-TV's "Prime 9 News." He has also held Producer and Executive Producer assignments for Gannett, in Atlanta.
His work in newsrooms has been honored with six Emmys Awards, two Golden Microphone Awards, a dozen Associated Press Awards and the National Association of Black Journalists highest award for International Coverage.
Mr. Oslund holds degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Statistics from Arizona State University where he worked as a local newscast producer for the CBS affiliate in Phoenix, joining that station full-time after graduating.
In 2015, he was awarded a Knight-Cronkite Innovation grant from the university for his work on mobile proximity triggering technologies (Beacon, RFID, GPS) for media companies.
In 2014, at the National of Association of Broadcasters convention, Broadcasting & Cable Magazine honored Oslund with its Technology Leadership Award. In 2013, the same publication featured Mr. Oslund on its cover, as one of the industry's "Next Wave of Leaders."
Mr. Oslund also helped create the Mobile 500, a coalition of broadcasters working to advance commercial and policy aspects of Mobile DTV. He is co-inventor of RedPost, a digital-out-of-home advertising display & audience measurement system. ■
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