The board and staff of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) mourn the death of longtime President David Anable, who expertly led the organization through a period of profound media transition from 1997 to 2004.
Anable, 84, died Aug. 13 in Portland, Maine, surrounded by his family.
At ICFJ, Anable was a steady leader beloved by staff, board members and partners. A native Englishman, he had a wry sense of humor and an easy-going demeanor, but he was unflinching in his commitment to high-quality and ethical journalism. ICFJ’s roots were in print journalism, and Anable helped pilot the organization into an age when digital media began its ascent.