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Committees

The major work of the Press Association is done by committees of newspaper executives throughout the MDDC footprint. In addition to marshaling and applying newspaper expertise in various disciplines, for most of the committees, participation is the main avenue to association leadership.

To join any of these committees, you may contact either the committee chair or Rebecca Snyder.

 


EDITORIAL COMMITTEE

The Editorial Committee has these main charges:
•    Make recommendations for the annual MDDC editorial contest
•    Help oversee the annual MDDC internship (Reese Cleghorn) program, reviewing applications, interviewing candidates and placing interns with member papers.
•    Select the winner of the annual MDDC high school journalist of the year scholarship
•    Coordinate any regional or statewide initiative/projects that could improve access public documents and act as a clearinghouse for those issues. Areas include FOI, PIA and access to court documents, emails, police incident reports, etc.
•    Provide feedback and recommendations for training and professional development topics

Jake Womer
Editorial Committee Chair
Intern program working group Chair
Editor, The Hagerstown Herald-Mail
Hagerstown, MD

Wayne Carter
Editor
The Carroll County Times
Westminster, MD

Mary Kimm
Publisher
Potomac Almanac, Connection Newspapers
Alexandria, VA

Darin McCann
Chair of Editorial Contest working group
Editor, Coastal Point
Ocean View, DE

Angie Price
Chair of HS Journalist of the Year working group
Editor, Bay Times
Stevensville, MD

 


EDITORIAL COMMITTEE FOIA/PIA SUBCOMMITTEE

Coordinates any regional or statewide initiative/projects that could improve access public documents and acts as a clearinghouse for those issues.  Areas include FOI, PIA and access to court documents, emails, police incident reports, etc.

Trif Alatzas
Chair of FOIA & PIA Issues Working Group
Publisher & Executive Editor, The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore, MD

Tom Baden
Editor, The Daily Record
Baltimore, MD

Jeremy Cox
City Hall Reporter, The Daily Times
Salisbury, MD

Phil Freedman
Local Editor, The News Journal
New Castle, DE

Brian J. Karem
Executive Editor, The Sentinel Newspapers
Seabrook, MD

Deborah Nelson
Associate Professor of Investigative Journalism
Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland
College Park, MD

Craig O'Donnell
Content Producer, The Dover Post
Dover, DE

Mike Semel
Local Editor, The Washington Post
Washington, DC

Chuck Tobin
Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
Washington, DC


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee is comprised of the officers of the Press Association Board of Directors (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and Immediate Past President) and oversees various programs of the Association.  They act as the Finance Committee, overseeing the Association's investment plan, financial reports and cash management.  They act as the Nominating Committee, presenting a slate of board for directors and officers for the November Board meeting.   Finally, they act as the Hall of Fame Committee, soliciting nominations and recommending candidates to the Board for the MDDC Newspaper Hall of Fame.  

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

The Government Affairs committee monitors legislative, judicial and executive agency activities affecting our industry and recommends action to the board of directors. It promotes legislative initiatives in all areas of the business.

Jim McLaughlin – Chair
Deputy General Counsel, The Washington Post
Washington, DC

Chris Eddings
Owner & Consultant, caeIDEAS
Baltimore, MD

Suzanne Fischer-Huettner
Publisher, The Daily Record
Baltimore, MD

Andy Green
Editorial Page Editor, The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore, MD

Susan Leath
Publisher
The News Journal
Wilmington, DE

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

The Investment Committee has these main charges:
•    Make regular recommendations for Investment Policy Statement
•    Monitor MDDC investments to ensure they are in line with our long-term association goals and the Investment Policy Statement

Robin Quillon – Chair *
MDDC Board Treasurer
Publisher
The Cumberland Times-News
Cumberland, MD

Stewart Dobson
Publisher
Ocean City Today
Ocean City, MD

*MDDC Press Association Board member

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKING GROUP

The Professional Development working group provides feedback and recommendations for professional development and training topics and events, setting the schedule, speakers and venues for this program.

Andy Green
Editorial Page Editor, The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore, MD

Tom Linthicum
Principal, TDL Group
Alexandria, VA

Betsy Griffin
Sales Trainer, The Star Democrat
Easton, MD

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