1MICHAEL JOSEPH NAMED JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION ' S NEW PUBLISHER .
2Michael Joseph has been promoted to publisher of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Cox Media Group announced .
3He takes over for Doug Franklin , who will continue in his role as executive vice president at Cox Media Group .
4Joseph will report to Franklin .
5Franklin said the AJC will continue to be a focus for him at Cox Media Group , but he said he leaves the paper in capable hands .
6`` Mike is a natural choice for this role , '' Franklin said .
7`` First in Dayton , and most recently in Atlanta , Mike has exhibited a wealth of operations and management experience .
8These skills will be invaluable as the AJC adjusts its business model to best serve readers and advertisers . ''
9Joseph joined the AJC in April as president and general manager , overseeing all of the company 's business operations , including advertising , marketing , circulation , production and human resources .
10He was previously president and chief executive officer of Cox Ohio Publishing and publisher of the Dayton Daily News .
11Joseph said he was excited about stepping into the publisher role at the AJC and serving the Atlanta community .
12`` The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is a great organization with great people , '' Joseph said .
13`` I 'm honored to take on this responsibility .
14We will remain committed to informing , improving and inspiring the lives of the people we serve . ''
15The AJC is the largest newspaper in Cox Media Group , a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises .