Caesar Andrews elected to ASNE leadership ladder
Caesar Andrews, executive editor of the Detroit Free Press, was elected treasurer-designate of the American Society of News
Caesar Andrews, executive editor of the Detroit Free Press, was elected treasurer-designate of the American Society of Newspaper Editors during the group's fall board meeting in Dallas. Andrews will become treasurer of the group in April 2008 at the annual convention and will rise through the officer ranks each year until reaching the ASNE presidency in April 2011. This will be the second presidency of a major journalism organization that Andrews will assume, having served as 2002 president of the Associated Press Managing Editors.
About his election to the ASNE ladder, Andrews said: “This is an honor. ASNE has its hands full helping editors deal with the amazing changes racking newsrooms. I look forward to being part of that effort, and working with ASNE leaders I respect.”
ASNE President Gilbert Bailon, publisher and editor, Al Día, Dallas, said: “Caesar is veteran editor who has been in the trenches fighting for ethics and values, as well as increasing diversity throughout the industry. He embraces the passion and energy needed to help lead the nation's editors through great change and to help prepare them to grab new opportunities.”
Andrews joins Bailon; Charlotte H. Hall, editor, Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, vice president; W. Martin Kaiser, editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, secretary; and Milton Coleman, deputy managing editor, The Washington Post, treasurer, in ASNE's leadership.
ASNE, founded in 1922, with about 700 members, is the main organization of the directing editors of daily newspapers in the Americas. The organization is leading efforts to protect First Amendment rights and enhance the free flow of information, to promote the newspaper's role in providing information necessary to the informed practice of citizenship, to encourage innovation and celebrate creativity in newspapers and the new media environment, to drive the quest for diversity and inclusion in the workplace and news content, and to bolster media credibility and improve high school journalism.