Two GateHouse Media editors on Tuesday were elected to officer positions with the Associated Press Media Editors, and the company's vice president of content & audience was named to serve on the board of directors at the organization's annual conference in Indianapolis.
Teri Hayt, executive editor of GateHouse Ohio Newspapers in Canton, Massillon and New Philadelphia will serve as secretary, and Dennis Anderson, editor of the Peoria (Ill.) Journal Star, will serve as treasurer.
David Arkin, GateHouse Media's vice president of content & audience, was elected to APME's board of directors. He was elected to an online seat and was one of four newly elected board members. Also elected to at-large positions were Meg Downey, managing editor of The Tennessean in Nashville, and Thomas Koetting, deputy managing editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Autumn Agar, editor of the Twin Falls (Idaho) Times-News, was elected to represent small newspapers.
Brad Dennison, vice president of GateHouse Media's large daily newspapers, wrapped up his year as president of APME this week. Debra Adams Simmons, editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, will serve as president for the next year. Vice president will be Alan D. Miller, managing editor/news of The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, and journalism studies chair will be Laura Sellers-Earl, digital development director for the EO Media Group in Salem, Ore.
APME wraps up its annual convention today. Its 2014 conference will be held with the American Society of News Editors in Chicago.
APME members are newsroom leaders at newspapers and broadcast outlets, journalism educators and student leaders in the United States and Canada. APME works with The Associated Press to encourage journalism excellence and support training and development of journalists in multimedia newsrooms.