The Associated Press is a not-for-profit cooperative founded in 1846 and owned by its member newspapers. Representatives of newspaper and broadcast companies are elected by AP’s membership to serve on the board of directors.


Jon Rust
Co-President, Rust Communications, Cape Girardeau, Mo.

R. Jack Fishman
President, Lakeway Publishers, Inc., Morristown, Tenn.

W. Stacey Cowles
Publisher, The Spokesman-Review and President of Cowles Company, Spokane, Wash.

Rich Boehne
President and CEO, The E.W. Scripps Company, Cincinnati, Ohio

Mary Junck
Chairman, President and CEO, Lee Enterprises, Inc., Davenport, Iowa

Steven O. Newhouse
Chairman, Advance.Net, New York, N.Y.

Donna Barrett
President and CEO, Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., Montgomery, Ala.

Michael Golden
Vice Chairman, The New York Times Company, New York, N.Y.

William O. Nutting
Vice President, Ogden Newspapers, Wheeling, W.Va.

Robin McKinney Martin
Owner, The Santa Fe New Mexican and the Taos News, Santa Fe, N.M.

Jim M. Moroney III
Publisher and CEO, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas

Charles V. Pittman
Senior Vice President, Publishing, Schurz Communications, Inc., Mishawaka, Ind.

Paul Tash
Chairman and CEO, Times Publishing Company, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Elizabeth Brenner
President and Publisher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, Wis.

Steve Swartz
President, Hearst Corporation, New York, N.Y.

Katharine Weymouth
CEO, Washington Post Media, Publisher, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

David Paxton
President and CEO, Paxton Media Group, Paducah, Ky.

Dunia A. Shive
President and CEO, Belo Corp., Dallas, Texas

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