The Associated Press Media Editors board this month launched a yearlong mentoring program for emerging newsroom leaders as part of APME’s mission to foster innovation and confidence in the next generation of editors.
A strong field of early career editors applied to participate and 10 were chosen and paired with veteran journalists from the APME Board of Directors.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Managing Editor Sally Stapleton is mentoring Alee Quick, local news editor at The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale, Illinois.
The Greenville (SC) News Executive Editor and USAT Network South Regional Editor Katrice Hardy is mentoring Barbara Leader, editor of The News-Star in Monroe, Louisiana.
The Missoulian (Mont.) Editor Kathy Best is mentoring Allison Smith, editor of the Twin Falls Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho.
The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) Managing Editor Autumn Phillips is mentoring Catherine Rogers, digital director, South Carolina, at The Greenville News.
Minneapolis Star Tribune Senior Managing Editor and Vice President Suki Dardarian is mentoring Karen Scherting, digital director for Lee Enterprises Montana.
Philadelphia Inquirer Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Michael Days is mentoring Nick Falsone, editor / managing producer of lehighvalleylive.com, New Jersey Advance Media.
Cleveland Plain Dealer President and Editor George Rodrigue is mentoring Benjamin Lanka, editor of The (Newark) Advocate.
Gatehouse Media Digital Project Manager Summer Moore is mentoring Alia Rau, local politics and issues editor at The Arizona Republic in Phoenix.
MetroWest Daily News and Milford (Mass.) Daily News Editor Anne Brennan is mentoring Liz Schubauer, breaking news editor at The Tennessean in Nashville.
WHYY (Philadelphia) Vice President for News and Civic Dialogue Sandra Clark is mentoring Chelcey Adami, editor of The Salinas Californian.
APME mentors have committed to one year of phone calls and regular communication, with a goal toward imparting lessons learned from years of newsroom management.