New Trio Joins AP Board p.15

By: Editorial Staff THE MEMBERSHIP OF the Associated Press has reelected three incumbents and chosen three new executives to serve on the AP board.
The election, held this week at the news cooperative's annual meeting in New York City, is based on membership bonds held by newspapers that comprise the AP.
The new executives voted to serve the board are Gene Bell, president and CEO of the San Diego Union-Tribune and Larry Franklin, president and CEO of Harte-Hanks Communications, elected as representative of the Wichita Falls (Texas) Times Record News.
The reelected members are Judith W. Brown, editor of the Herald of New Britain, Conn.; Stephen Hamblett, chairman, CEO and publisher of the Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin; and Burl Osborne, publisher and editor of the Dallas Morning News.
R. Victor Dix, president and publisher of the Daily Record of Wooster, Ohio, and vice president of Dix Communications, was elected in a separate contest to represent a city of under-50,000 population.
The total number of bond votes that each winning nomination received were as follows: Osborne, 17,988; Hamblett, 16,123; Franklin, 14,757; Brown, 13,858; Bell, 9,191, and Dix, 12,631.
Other nominations, and the respective number of bond votes received by each, follow:
Joe Hladky III, president and publisher of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Gazette, 9,152; Lissa Walls Vahldiek of the Baytown (Texas) Sun, and vice president and chief operating officer of Southern Newspapers Inc., 8,998; W. Stacey Cowles, publisher of the Spokane, Wash., Spokesman-Review and vice president of Cowles Publishing Co., 6,033; Peter A. Horvitz, chairman and CEO and president of Horvitz Newspapers and publisher of the Bellevue, Wash., Journal American, 4,880; and Reid MacCluggage, editor and publisher, New London, Conn., Day, 2,770.
In the separate election for cities under 50,000 population, Fred Paxton, president and CEO of Paxton Media Group and publisher of the Paducah (Ky.) Sun, received 7,982.
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