Langer of Morning News Takes Over as APME President
DALLAS (AP) _ Ralph Langer, executive editor of The Dallas Morning News, was elected president of the Associated Press Managing Editors association on Friday at the organization’s annual meeting.
Other new officers elected are: Vice President Sue Reisinger, managing editor of The Miami Herald’s Broward County edition; Secretary Robert Ritter, editor of Gannett News Service; and Treasurer Jan Brandt, assistant managing editor of The Morning News in Tacoma, Wash.
The executive committee named Drake Mabry, executive editor of the Ames (Iowa) Daily Tribune, as chairman of the Continuing Studies Committee, and W. Curtis Riddle, publisher of The Lansing (Mich.) State Journal, as vice chairman.
Elected to the APME board of directors for three-year terms were Barbara Henry, editor of the Democrat and Chronicle and Times-Union in Rochester, N.Y.; Bill Evans, executive managing editor of The Dallas Morning News; David Hawpe, editor of The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky.; Earl Maucker, managing editor of the Sun-Sentinel and Fort Lauderdale News in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Bennie Ivory, managing editor of The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss.; Tonnie Katz, managing editor of The Orange County Register in Santa Ana, Calif.; and Pam Johnson, managing editor of The Phoenix Gazette.
Two directors elected representing papers with a circulation of less than 35,000 were Jack Willis, editor of the Muskogee (Okla.) Daily Phoenix & Times Democrat, and Joan Behrmann, executive editor of The Desert Sun in Palm Desert-Palm Springs, Calif.
The APME comprises news executives of the member papers of the AP newsgathering cooperative.