Tyree the Publisher

The scope of Tyree C. Worthy’s work as a News Publisher

Communicator . Producer . Idea Factory

BIO

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Tyree C. Worthy has been on the business side of news publishing for nearly ten years. He has gone from selling quarter page ads for Loyola University New Orleans' Maroon newspaper in 2009 to his current role: publishing three hyperlocal news websites in New Orleans full-time. With a background in Marketing, Writing, and Mass Comm, Worthy knows how to keep the ball rolling for niche, independent media outlets.

I started my media career as a Media Sales rep at The Loyola Maroon, one of the best-ranked college papers in the country. In the Fall of 2009, I was contacting business owners and media buyers that believed in tapping into our college audience. I was promoted to Sales Manager in 2010, hiring and training new salespeople and updating our media kits to adapt to the still-volatile news industry. By Summer 2011, I had become the paper’s top seller of all-time and kept the newspaper funded through my 2012 graduation.

In working with a small staff since 2012 at NOLA Messenger, a hyperlocal online newspaper, I found myself editing stories and doing some minor reporting in addition to typical salesman responsibilities. On top of account management, I was finding stories to follow, publishing them, and posting them to our social media channels.


  • New Orleans born, Memphis raised

  • Loyola University New Orleans c/o 2012

  • Marketing, Sales & Advertising at NOLA Messenger since July 2012

  • Publisher of Gentilly Messenger since May 2016

  • Self-Published 25 Sense in 2016, Warm Vignettes and True & Living in 2019

  • Created Atypical Social Event planning group in 2016

 

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