Local Publishing Company Under New Ownership

Local Publishing Company
Under New Ownership

Tara Barnwell promoted to publisher;
Greg Klein named editor;
ownership remains In local hands

Tara Barnwell today succeeds Jim Kevlin as publisher of The Freeman’s Journal, Hometown Oneonta and www.AllOTSEGO.com. (Larissa Ryan/AllOTSEGO.com)

COOPERSTOWN – As of Friday, April 16, Iron String Press, Inc, publisher of The Freeman’s Journal, Hometown Oneonta and www.allotsego.com is under new ownership.

Tara Barnwell, general manager of Iron String Press, becomes president and publisher and actor-writer Greg Klein becomes editor of the company’s print and digital news and entertainment sources, succeeding Jim Kevlin.

Kevlin after 15 years as editor, publisher and president of Iron String Press and its media family, has retired.

With the new ownership, Iron String Press remains the only locally owned and locally focused news and entertainment operation in Otsego County.

A full story will appear in this week’s print editions of The Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta.

7 thoughts on “Local Publishing Company Under New Ownership

  1. mgman426

    Thank you Jim for the great coverage of local events. We are looking for more of the same. Thank you again Jim. ENJOY !

  2. Jay Bernhardt

    Congratulations Jim, Hard work and longevity make for a business well run and a business man respected by all. You are a great leader. Finish the bucket list and enjoy your retirement. Jay

  3. George Seeley

    Congratulations Tara! I am sure you will do well. And thank- you Jim for keeping things alive all these years.

  4. larry bennett

    Congratulations to all. I’m glad TFJ is staying in local hands and that Tara and Greg will be at the helm.

    Jim, you’ve had a fine run. What does retirement hold?

  5. Paul

    Thank you Jim for your service to the community. Your hard work and dedication into covering local events is appreciated by all. You are a local legend and I hope you enjoy your retirement to the fullest. Very well deserved. Your friend, Paul Singh

  6. Sharon Wilsey O'Donnell

    Thank you, and congratulations to both Jim and Tara. May the cycle of success continue for Tara, and a well deserved retirement for Jim! Our small towns are very fortunate to have such dedicated people to keep us informed of local news.

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