21 October 2011

IAPA officers for 2011-2012 elected

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MIAMI, Florida (October 21, 2011)—During its 67th General Assembly, held October 14-18 in Lima, Peru, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) chose its new officers. Milton Coleman of The Washington Post, Washington, DC, was elected the hemisphere organization’s President for the 2011-2012 period.
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MIAMI, Florida (October 21, 2011)—During its 67th General Assembly, held October 14-18 in Lima, Peru, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) chose its new officers. Milton Coleman of The Washington Post, Washington, DC, was elected the hemisphere organization’s President for the 2011-2012 period.

To serve with Coleman during his presidency are Scott C. Schurz of the Herald-Times, Bloomington, Indiana, as Honorary Lifetime President; 1st Vice President Jaime Mantilla, Hoy, Quito, Ecuador; 2nd Vice President Elizabeth Ballantine, The Durango Herald, Durango, Colorado; Treasurer Vivian-Anne Gittens, Nations News, Fontabelle, Barbados; Secretary Bartolomé Mitre, La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Executive Director Julio E. Muñoz.

The Executive Committee has as its Chairman Juan Luis Correa, LaEstrella, El Siglo, Panama City, Panama, and Vice chairman Gonzalo Marroquín, Siglo 21, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Other members of the Executive Committee are Criastina Aby-Azar, The Wall Street Journal Américas, New York, NY; Alejandro J. Aguirre, Diario Las Américas, Miami, Florida; Fabricio Altamirano, El Diario de Hoy, San Salvador, El Salvador; Christopher Barnes,The Gleaner, Kingston, Jamaica;  Bruce B. Brugmann, San Francisco Bay Guardian, San Francisco, California; Jorge Canahuati Larach, La Prensa, San Pedro Sula, Honduras;  Armando Castilla, Vanguardia, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico; María Elvira Domínguez, El País, Cali, Colombia; Juan Francisco Ealy Ortiz, El Universal, Mexico City, Mexico; Gerardo García Gamboa, Novedades de Mérida, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico; Armando González, La Nación, San José, Costa Rica; Hugo Holmann, La Prensa, Managua, Nicaragua; Ernesto Kraiselburd, El Día, La Plata, Argentina; Pierre Manigault, Evening Post Publishing Co., Charleston, South Carolina; Jaime Mantilla, Hoy, Quito, Ecuador; Francisco Miró Quesada, El Comercio, Lima, Peru; Gustavo Mohme S., La República, Lima, Peru; Miguel Henrique Otero, El Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela; Claudio Paolillo, Búsqueda, Montevideo, Uruguay; Jorge Andrés Saieh, Copesa, Santiago, Chile; Fernán Saguier, La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Edward Seaton, Seaton Newspapers, Manhattan, Kansas; Paulo de Tarso Nogueira, O Estado de S. Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

The Scholarship Fund, which is responsible for the selection of international scholarship recipients, is chaired by Jorge Andrés Saieh, Copesa, Santiago, Chile, and has as Vice Charimen Carlos Salinas, El Diario de Coahuila,Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, and Alfredo Jimenez de Sandi, Imagen de Zacatecas,Zacatecas, Mexico. Other members of the Scholarship Fund are its Treasurer, Silvia Miró Quesada, El Comercio,Lima, Peru; Secretary Nélida Rajneri, Río Negro,General Roca, Argentina, and IAPA Executive Director Julio E. Muñoz.

The educational arm of the IAPA, responsible for raising the level of professionalism in journalism, the IAPA Press Institute, will have as its Board Chair Claudio Paolillo, Búsqueda, Montevideo, Uruguay; President Gerardo García Gamboa, Novedades de Quintana Roo, Yucatán, Mexico; Vice President Francisco Fascetto, Diario Popular, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Treasurer Clemente Vivanco, La Hora, Quito, Ecuador; Secretary Jaime Ruiz Moreno, Novedades de Campeche, Campeche, Mexico. The Press Institute is made up also of an Advisory Board comprisingEduardo Alemán, El Carabobeño, Valencia, Venezuela; Rosental C. Alves, University of Texas, Austin, Texas; James Bettinger, Stanford University, Stanford, California; Max Chauvet, Le Nouvelliste, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Rodolfo Dumas, La Tribuna, Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Saturnino Herrero Mitjans, Clarín, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Gonzalo Leaño Reyes, Ocho Columnas, Zapopán, Jalisco, Mexico; Guadalupe Mantilla, El Comercio, Quito, Ecuador; Amy McCombs, Missouri School of Journalism, Reynolds Journalism Institute, Columbia, Missouri; Johnny Yataco, Washington Hispanic, Washington, DC; Aldo Zuccolillo M. and Natalia Zuccolillo, ABC Color, Asunción, Paraguay. Also taking part are Executive Director Julio E. Muñoz and Press Institute Director Ricardo Trotti.

For more information go to www.sipiapa.org

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