ASNE board candidates announced

RESTON, Va. — Twelve editors will stand for election to the board of the ASNE

RESTON, Va. — Twelve editors will stand for election to the board of the American Society of Newspaper Editors this April:

  • Andrew N. Alexander, ombudsmen, The Washington Post.
  • Amanda Bennett, executive editor, Bloomberg News, New York.
  • Timothy A. Franklin, Louis A. Weil Jr. Endowed Chair, Indiana University School of Journalism.
  • Diana Fuentes, editor, Laredo (Texas) Morning Times.
  • Anthony Moor, deputy managing editor/Interactive, The Dallas Morning.
  • Arnie J. Robbins, editor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  • Carlos Sanchez, editor, Waco (Texas) Tribune-Herald.
  • Rex Smith, editor, Times Union, Albany, N.Y.
  • Kathy Spurlock, executive editor, The News-Star, Monroe, La.
  • Mizell Stewart III, editor, Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press.
  • Margaret M. Sullivan, editor, The Buffalo (N.Y.) News.
  • Kenneth E. Tingley, editor, The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y.

Alexander and Fuentes are incumbents.

The candidates will vie for eight seats on the board of directors — five three-year terms, one two-year term and two one-year terms. Information on each candidate will be available online. This year voting will occur online, as well, with polls closing April 24.

ASNE, founded in 1922, 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.