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Real Times Media names Lorraine Cochran general manager of Atlanta market operations

(June 15, 2015) Hiram E. Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of Real Times Media recently announced Lorraine Cochran as the new Regional Director for Real Times Media and General Manager of the Atlanta Daily World. Cochran joins the team with over 15 years of print media and marketing experience, having most recently served as the regional marketing manager for Great Southern Publishers (St. Simon Island, GA).

As general manager, Cochran will be responsible for overall operations of the Atlanta Daily World. In this role she will focus on client engagement, new business development, integrated marketing solutions, and increasing business performance across all platforms including print, digital, video and event sponsorship.

"Lorraine's diverse publishing experience in print as well as niche and trade publications management makes her a valuable asset to the team. I am looking forward to working with her and very confident in her ability and proven experience to make tremendous strides in the Atlanta market," said Jackson.

"The role of black media in America has never been more important, so I feel privileged to work for a company with such strong ties and rich history in the community. It is very important that I continue and expand the legacy I now oversee. I look forward to working side by side with a team with vision to compete in the 21st century," said Cochran.

In addition, Cochran will oversee the sales division for the highly acclaimed Who's Who Publishing in the Atlanta market. This year Who's Who in Black Atlanta, an annual publication which celebrates African American achievement, will mark its 16th year in the Atlanta market.

Founded in 2006, Real Times Media, family of companies is the nation's largest African American owned and operated news organization, which includes the Atlanta Daily World, Chicago Defender, Michigan Chronicle and the New Pittsburgh Courier.

Real Times Media is also the parent company of Who's Who Publishing, the premiere platform for celebrating African American achievement and RTM Digital Studios, an archival image licensing arm which houses historic photos valued at more than $2 million, articles and other artifacts documenting the past 100 years of the African American experience.


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