Sunday, January 08, 2006

Marty Kaiser Stars in The Front Page

The American Society of Newspaper Editors issued the following press release on September 21, 2005:

Editors elect Kaiser to ASNE leadership ladder

W. Martin Kaiser, editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, was elected treasurer-designate of the American Society of Newspaper Editors during the group's fall board meeting in Sacramento, Calif. on Sept. 16. Kaiser will become treasurer of the group in April 2006 at the annual convention and will rise through the officer ranks each year until reaching the ASNE presidency in April 2009.

"It is a tremendous honor to become an ASNE officer. I value the faith put in me from my fellow board members," Kaiser said. "There couldn't be a more important time for our industry. I believe we have an exciting future if we use our strengths as journalists to be leaders in the changing media world."

"ASNE must play a leadership role as our industry changes," Kaiser said. "The work we do as journalists is so important to our society. Editors must take the lead and let their voices be heard."

ASNE President Rick Rodriguez, executive editor, The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee, said, "Marty is a top-notch editor who has worked as hard as anyone to help foster ASNE's goals of improving journalism. He'll be a terrific president and representative for our industry."

Kaiser joins Rodriguez; David Zeeck, executive editor, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash., vice president; Gilbert Bailon, editor, Al Dia, Dallas, secretary; and Charlotte Hall, editor, Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, treasurer, in ASNE's leadership.

ASNE, founded in 1922, with about 750 members, is the main organization of the directing editors of daily newspapers in the Americas. The organization is leading efforts to increase diversity in America's newsrooms, bolster media credibility and improve high school journalism.