2018 ASNE Board of Directors announced

Austin, Texas (Sept. 12, 2018) - The American Society of News Editors elected five new members to the Board of Directors at the 2018 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference. 

Nancy Barnes
A new executive committee will be added this morning at the board meeting where Nancy Barnes of the Houston Chronicle will take the reins as president of ASNE for 2018-19. Barnes succeeds 2017-18 ASNE President Alfredo Carbajal of Al Día at The Dallas Morning News. 
"The year ahead promises to be a challenging one for our industry and for journalism leaders," Barnes said. "However, we are stronger when we stand together, and this year, we are committed to completing a merger with our partner, APME, as we seek to serve our members and our newsrooms and uphold the values dear to us all as journalists. 
"We are very fortunate to have a slate of five outstanding journalists either renewing or beginning their board service in 2018-19." 
Elected to ASNE's executive committee pending the expected approval by the new board:  
  • Vice President George Stanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Secretary Manny Garcia, USA TODAY Network
  • Treasurer Robyn Tomlin, The News & Observer

Five directors elected for three-year terms:
  • Nicole Carroll, editor-in-chief, USA TODAY
  • Rick Christie, editorial page editor, The Palm Beach Post 
  • Audrey Cooper, editor-in-chief, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Brian McGrory, editor, The Boston Globe
  • Anne Vasquez, media executive
About the American Society of News Editors
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 work force, opinion journalism, news literacy and the sharing of ideas are also key ASNE initiatives.