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Times, Poynter Institute report on executive pay

By TIMES STAFF WRITER
Published May 12, 2007


Salaries of four executives at the St. Petersburg Times and the Poynter Institute for Media Studies were reported in a document filed Friday with the Internal Revenue Service.

Paul C. Tash, chairman, CEO and editor of the Times, was paid $560, 980 in 2006. Marty Petty, publisher and executive vice president, received $457, 513. Jana L. Jones, chief financial officer, received $288, 939. Karen Brown Dunlap, president of the Poynter Institute, received $253, 245.

The newspaper and its affiliated publications make up Times Publishing Co., which is owned by the Poynter Institute, a school for professional and student journalists. Times Publishing is a private company that pays taxes on its profits and pays dividends to the Poynter Institute. The school, based in St. Petersburg, is a nonprofit and therefore makes certain annual reports to the IRS.

All the executives whose salaries were reported are officers or trustees of the Poynter Institute.