Criner spent 15 years at the Newspaper Association of America and its predecessor, the American Newspaper Publishers Association, before leaving June 30 to become a consultant.
Criner, who most recently served as NAA's senior vice president for industry development, helped create the organization's new media conference, Connections, 10 years ago, and was also instrumental in forming the NAA Electronic Forum on America Online.
Prior to NAA's inception in 1991, Criner created and managed the Telecommunications/Business Development Departments for ANPA.
Criner also worked for five years at the Office of Telecommunications Policy in the Executive Office of the President and at the National Information and Telecommunications Administration in the Department of Commerce.
Working as a consultant or full-time staff member of the NAA, Wilson directed a variety of new media projects from 1982-1995. Most recently, she served as founding editor of T-Leaves, a newsletter published by NAA. She was also involved in the launching of the NAA's Connections conference.
As a senior consultant for Shooshan & Jackson, Inc., Wilson worked on projects involving public policy issues for broadcast and cable TV, public
radio and online services.
By: Ian E. Anderson KATHLEEN CRINER AND Jane Wilson have joined Editor & Publisher magazine's list of contributing columnists and will co-write the monthly Leading Edge column.