Pierre Thomas, chief justice correspondent for ABC News, was elected to a second term as chairman of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press by the group’s Steering Committee. David Boardman, dean of the Temple University School of Media and Communication, was elected vice chair, and Bill Nichols, editor-at-large of Politico, was elected secretary-treasurer and was re-elected to a three-year term on the Steering Committee.
Joining the officers elected to the Executive Committee were Susan Goldberg, editor–in-chief of National Geographic and its news operations; John Henry, a former Associated Press editor and now freelance writer; Margaret Low Smith, president of AtlanticLIVE and vice president of The Atlantic; and Saundra Torry, editorial writer and member of the editorial board at USA TODAY. All four were also re-elected to three-year terms on the Steering Committee.
Also re-elected to three-year terms at the recent Steering Committee meeting in Washington, D.C., were: Stephen Adler, president and editor in chief, Reuters; Jane Mayer, staff writer, The New Yorker; and Scott Montgomery, managing editor for digital news, NPR.
A complete list of Steering Committee members, with biographies, is on the Reporters Committee website.
About the Reporters Committee
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