Scott Maben of ‘Spokesman-Review’ Returns to SPJ’s National Board

By: E&P Staff

The Society of Professional Journalists has appointed Scott Maben to its national board.

Maben, who will again be a regional director for the SPJ, is a deputy city editor for The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash. He replaces Tom Henderson, who has stepped down.

The new board member will work with SPJ chapters in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington on such matters as ethics, freedom of information, diversity, and education. Additionally, Maben will represent those chapters and their advocacy efforts to the SPJ’s national board.

Maben joined the SPJ in 1987 as a student at the University of Oregon, where he was a campus chapter president. In 2004-05, he served as a regional director and organized a regional journalism contest.

Before joining The Spokesman-Review, Maben was a reporter at The Register-Guard in Eugene, Ore.; a reporter and editor for The Bulletin in Bend, Ore.; and editor of The Spokesman in Redmond, Ore.

The Indianapolis-based SPJ was founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi.

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