ASNE board elects Mike Oreskes to leadership ladder
We're happy to announce that Mike Oreskes, senior vice president of news and editorial director at NPR, was elected to the ASNE leadership ladder during the organization's March 17 spring board meeting. He will assume the role of treasurer at the September conference in Philadelphia when the current officers each advance to the next leadership level. Oreskes will assume the presidency of ASNE during the 2019 annual meeting.
The Board of Directors of the American Society of News Editors elected a member to its leadership ladder during the March 17 spring board meeting at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mike Oreskes, senior vice president of news and editorial director at NPR, will assume the role of treasurer at the September conference in Philadelphia when the current officers each advance to the next leadership level. Oreskes will assume the presidency of ASNE during the 2019 annual meeting.
"Mike's leadership and strategic knowhow were incredibly appealing to the current ASNE board," said ASNE President Pam Fine, Knight Chair for News, Leadership and Community at The University of Kansas. "He's deeply committed to our mission to provide thought leadership, professional development and the human connections news decision-makers need to provide high-quality journalism to their audiences. We hope Mike's election signals another step in ASNE's efforts to be the news leadership organization for news leaders working in all platforms."
ASNE's leadership is served by President Fine; Vice President Mizell Stewart, managing director of content at Journal Media Group; Secretary Alfredo Carbajal, managing editor of Dallas-based, Spanish-language newspaper Al Día (The Dallas Morning News); and Treasurer Nancy Barnes, editor and executive vice president of the Houston Chronicle.
Oreskes is a member of the ASNE Leadership Committee, which focuses on developing emerging news leaders through training programs. The goal is to address the most pressing issues for leaders and the basic skills needed to lead and drive change.
Oreskes has 40 years of professional journalism experience that ranges from reporter to senior managing editor and expertise in shepherding the transition of traditional media to multimedia enterprises. He joined NPR in 2015 following seven years with The Associated Press where he supervised global news coverage and worked with business and news colleagues to redefine the journalistic goals of the 169-year-old organization to better reach online and mobile users. Oreskes received his bachelor's degree from City College of New York.
The American Society of News Editors focuses on leadership development and journalism-related issues. Founded in 1922 as a nonprofit professional organization, ASNE promotes fair, principled journalism; defends and protects First Amendment rights; and fights for freedom of information and open government. Leadership, innovation, diversity and inclusion in coverage and the journalism workforce, youth journalism, news literacy and the sharing of ideas are also key ASNE initiatives. Board members whose terms continue are as follows:
- Debra Adams Simmons, Nieman fellow, Nieman Foundation
- Lucy Dalglish, dean, Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland
- Manny Garcia, editor, Naples Daily News, Florida
- Anders Gyllenhaal, vice president of news and Washington editor, The McClatchy Company
- Mandy Jenkins, head of news, Storyful, New York City
- Karen Magnuson, editor and vice president of news, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, New York
- Brian McGrory, editor, The Boston Globe
- Chris Peck, associate editor, The Riverton Ranger, Wyoming
- Karen Peterson, executive editor and vice president for news, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Washington
- Emily Ramshaw, editor, The Texas Tribune, Austin, Texas
- Mark Russell, managing editor, The Memphis Commercial Appeal, Tennessee
- Rene Sanchez, editor and senior vice president, Minneapolis Star Tribune
George Stanley, editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel