Gannett told the Credit Suisse First Boston media conference that the company’s results for 2002 were among the strongest in the industry and that it’s cautiously optimistic for 2003. “For Gannett,
2002 will go down as another successful year, a year when our employees and managers delivered strong results,” said CEO Douglas H. McCorkindale. He expects Q4 earnings to be consistent with analyst
estimates, between $1.26 and $1.28 per share. All advertising segments with the exception of classified finished 2002 in positive territory, McCorkindale said.