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Three new members, five incumbents elected to AP board

Three new members and five incumbents were elected to the board of directors of The Associated Press in results announced today at the annual meeting of the news cooperative in Orlando, Fla.

Re-elected to three-year terms were Michael Golden, vice chairman of The New York Times Company; Mary E. Junck, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Lee Enterprises; Charles V. Pittman, senior vice president-newspapers at Schurz Communications, Inc.; and Katharine Weymouth, chief executive officer of Washington Post Media. William O. Nutting, vice president of The Ogden Newspapers Inc., moved to a new seat filling a two-year term.

New members, Robert Brown, president of Swift Communications, and Gracia C. Martore, president and chief executive officer of Gannett Co., Inc., were both elected to three-year terms. Terry J. Kroeger, president and chief executive officer of BH Media Group, will serve one year in the seat vacated by Nutting.
Two directors have completed their service: Steven O. Newhouse, chairman of, and R. Jack Fishman, president of Lakeway Publishers, Inc.
The new AP board has 19 directors. Directors are elected annually to three-year terms by AP members. Each director is eligible to serve up to a total of nine years, although the chairman is exempt from that rule.

The 2012 AP Annual Report is available in digital format at:


Erin Madigan White
Media Relations Manager
The Associated Press

Paul Colford
Director of Media Relations
The Associated Press

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