The Bay Net, Bay Media Services Appoints New Managing Editor

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The Bay Net is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Friess as its new Managing Editor. Friess will assume the position Monday May 14, 2007.

Friess is an award-winning reporter with nearly seven years of experience covering the Southern Maryland region. He has reported on nearly every facet of public life in the region, including land use, business relations, public safety, the courts, budgeting and politics.

Friess has received four awards from the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association for his reporting.

“To say that I’m excited to be joining The Bay Net team would be a vast understatement,” Friess said. “I believe this company is on the cutting edge of a new media paradigm – community-sourced, digitally delivered news content – and I am elated to be part of it.”

Friess previously worked with Southern Maryland Newspapers before joining The Bay Net to lead their growing news team.

Friess will take over the daily management of the paper from former Editor in Chief Anna Bedford. Anna will continue to serve as Board Member and Publisher for Bay Media Services products.  She will be leaving the daily operations to complete her PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Maryland College Park, where she also serves as Publications Coordinator for the university’s Center for Teaching Excellence.

You can reach Jay at or for general news inquiries contact

The Bay Net is Southern Maryland’s fastest growing news source, focused on the tri-county community. The Bay Net brings 24 hour breaking news to the region, with video news, slideshows, and coverage of sports, politics, education and more.

The Bay Net is the premium product of Bay Media Services. Bay Media Services is a communication and marketing company with a focus on internet and web development and online marketing campaigns.

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