PHILADELPHIA — The Associated Press Media Editors organization elected new board members during its joint conference with the American Society of News Editors in Philadelphia, which ended Wednesday.
Elected to at-large positions were Dennis Anderson, executive editor, the Journal Star, Peoria, Illinois; Mark Baldwin, executive editor, Rockford (Illinois) Register Star; Katrice Hardy, executive editor, The Greenville News and GreenvilleOnline.com in South Carolina; Thomas Koetting, deputy managing editor, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Summer Moore, digital and audience engagement editor, The Times of Northwest Indiana; Autumn Phillips, executive editor, Quad-City Times, Davenport, Iowa; Maria Caporizzo, managing editor, digital, The Providence Journal; and Alison Gerber, editor and director of content, Chattanooga Times Free Press in Tennessee.
Sandra Clark, vice president for news and civic dialogue at Philadelphia’s WHYY, was elected as a broadcast representative, and Matt Christensen, editor at the Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho, was elected for small-market media.
Also at the conference, the ASNE board of directors added four new members and a new executive committee.
Mizell Stewart III, vice president of news operations at USA Today Network, took over as ASNE president. He succeeds Pam Fine, Knight Chair and professor of journalism at the University of Kansas.
Three new members elected to ASNE’s executive committee, pending the expected approval by the new board, include: Alfredo Carbajal, managing editor, Al Dia (The Dallas Morning News) as vice president; Nancy Barnes, editor and executive vice president of news, Houston Chronicle, as secretary; and Michael Oreskes, senior vice president for news and editorial director at NPR, as treasurer.
The board elected four directors for three-year terms: Paul Cheung, director of interactive and digital news production at The Associated Press; Lucy Dalglish, professor and dean at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism; Karen Magnuson, editor and vice president/news at the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, New York; and Hollis R. Towns, executive editor and vice president/news at the Asbury Park Press in New Jersey.
The board also appointed three members for one-year terms: David Haynes, opinions editor, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Mandy Jenkins, head of news at Storyful; and Lauren Williams, managing editor at Vox.com.
The conference, which began Sunday, was the third joint conference held by APME and ASNE, the nation’s leading organizations for news leaders.