Three new members elected to ASNE board; Susan Goldberg elected president
The ASNE Board of Directors added three new members and elected a new executive committee at the organization's annual convention last week in Washington, D.C. Bloomberg News Executive Editor Susan Goldberg took the reins as ASNE president on the final day of the convention. During her acceptance speech, Goldberg talked about the pride she feels in her chosen profession and her optimism for ASNE and the future of professional journalism.
The ASNE Board of Directors added three new members and elected a new executive committee at the organization's annual convention last week in Washington, D.C.
Nancy Barnes, editor and senior vice president of the Star Tribune (Minneapolis); Stephen Engelberg, managing editor of ProPublica; and Manny Garcia, executive editor and general manager of El Nuevo Herald; were elected as new members of the board. Barnes, Engelberg and Garcia joined incumbents Mizell Stewart III, vice president/content of the newspaper division of the E.W. Scripps Company; and Margaret Sullivan, editor of The Buffalo News; as the five candidates who were elected by ASNE members to serve three-year terms on the board.
Susan Goldberg, executive editor for Bloomberg News in Washington, D.C., was elected president by the newly constituted board. The remaining members elected to the organization's executive committee were David Boardman, executive editor, The Seattle Times (ASNE Vice President); Chris Peck, editor, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis (ASNE Secretary; and Sullivan, who was named as the newest member of the committee, assuming the position of board treasurer.
Board members whose terms continue are as follows:
- Ronnie Agnew, executive director, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Jackson
- Amanda Bennett, executive editor, Bloomberg News
- Jim Brady, editor-in-chief, Digital First Media
- Neil Brown, editor, Tampa Bay Times
- Chris Callahan, dean and university vice provost, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, Phoenix
- Alfredo Carbajal, managing editor, Al Día, Dallas
- Pam Fine, Knight Chair in News, Leadership and Community, William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Kansas, Lawrence
- Anders Gyllenhaal, VP News & Washington editor, The McClatchy Co.
- Michael Oreskes, senior vice president, The Associated Press
- Ken Paulson, president and CEO, First Amendment Center, Nashville
- Melanie Sill, executive editor, Southern California Public Radio
- Debra Adams Simmons, editor, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
- George Stanley, managing editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
During the board meeting that concluded the convention, Goldberg announced the committee chairs she appointed for 2012-13:
In her first speech as ASNE President, Goldberg talked about the pride she feels in her chosen profession and her optimism for ASNE and the future of professional journalism. "(I)n our print and electronic newsrooms and in journalism classrooms, I see people with the kind of passion that can change the world now and into the digital future — people who are devoted to their craft, who are committed to being their community's watchdog," she said. "This is why I'm excited about the future. And about ASNE."
Melanie Sill, Southern California Public Radio, co-chair
Steve Buttry, director of community engagement & social media, Digital First Media, co-chair
Karen Magnuson, editor, Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle, co- chair
Alfredo Carbajal, Al Día, Dallas, co-chair
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Andy Alexander, Washington, D.C. co-chair
Tim Franklin, managing editor/regulation, Bloomberg News, co-chair
Linda Grist Cunningham, proprietor, Key West Watch, chair
MEMBERSHIP AND MARKETING
Sherry Chisenhall, editor and VP/news, The Wichita Eagle, co-chair
Robyn Tomlin, executive editor, StarNews (Wilmington, N.C.) co-chair
PARTNERSHIPS AND PROJECTS
Pam Fine, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, chair
The 2012 ASNE Convention was held April 2-4 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. The organization's annual meeting was held on the final day of the convention.