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APME announces slate for upcoming board of directors election

Tuesday, August 16, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Laura Sellers-Earl
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The Associated Press Managing Editors has compiled an outstanding slate of candidates to join the board of directors in 2012. The board is comprised of 21 directors, not counting the officers and executive committee.

Online voting will begin Sept. 1 and end noon Thursday, Sept. 15 (MDT). Winners will be announced that afternoon at the annual conference in Denver.

This year, six candidates will be elected at-large and one each for small newspapers (under 35,000 circulation), online and broadcast, a new seat just created this year.

Incoming 2012 APME President Bob Heisse said, "It's great that top editors around the country want help to journalists through APME programs like NewsTrain and initiatives like the national reporting project.

"I encourage APME members to vote in the election and then check out APME committees in September and volunteer for one or two."

More details on each of the candidates will be available soon on the voting form at

Each APME member in good standing is allowed to vote for the board of director seats.

Comments about the slate may be directed to or

2011 APME Board of Directors Candidates

AT-LARGE (Select six)
Doug Clancy, Bergen (N.J.) Record
*Michael Days,Philadelphia Inquirer
*Kurt Franck,The Blade, Toledo, Ohio
Adam Goodman,St. Louis Post Dispatch
Gary Graham,Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.
*Laura Kessel,News-Herald,Willoughby, Ohio
Aminda Marques, Miami Herald
*Martin G.Reynolds,The Oakland (Calif.) Tribune
Jim Simon, Seattle Times
*Jan Touney,Quad City Times, Davenport, Iowa

Bill Church, Salem (Ore.) Statesman-Journal
Rich Jackson, Oil City (Penn.) Derrick

ONLINE: (Select one)
David P. Arkin, Gatehouse Media
Joe Hight,The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City

BROADCAST: (Select one)
Jim Farley, WTOP-FM, Washington, D.C.
Elbert Tucker,WBNS-10TV, Columbus, Ohio


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