Presenting The Class of 2015

Presenting The Class of 2015

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On Friday, August 14, the 11th Cohort of the Editors & Publishers Community Leadership Program officially graduated.  Representing seven newspapers from Albert Lea to Grygla, Minnesota, the 12 participants have been developing community leadership skills since April. The program, founded in 2005 by the Blandin Foundation and the Minnesota Newspaper Foundation, is modeled after the Blandin Community Leadership Program and gives editor and publisher pairs leadership, vision and mobilization skills to take back to their communities.  The program has since been taken over by the Minnesota News Media Institute, the nonprofit training arm of MNA.  Nearly 165 individuals from dozens of MNA member newspapers have graduated from the program over the past decade. The program is generously funded by the Blandin Foundation.

Pictured above:
Front Row (L-R): Paul Downer, Steve Prinsen, Britta Arendt, Mary Brenk, Jody Hanson
Back Row (L-R): Kevin Cederstrom, Mirja Hanson, Crystal Miller, Sarah Stultz, Pippi Mayfield, Kari Sundberg, Mark Roy
Not pictured: Tara Bitzan

If you would like to view more photos from the 2015 Editors & Publishers Community Leadership Program, click here to view the album.

If you would like to meet the “Class of 2015” read our earlier post about the group.

Congrats to the Class of 2015!
Crystal Miller, publisher, Albert Lea Tribune
Sarah Stultz, editor, Albert Lea Tribune
Steve Prinsen, publisher, Annandale Advocate
Paul Downer, editor, Annandale Advocate
Mary Brenk, publisher,  Detroit Lakes Tribune & Park Rapids Enterprise
Pippi Mayfield, editor, Detroit Lakes Tribune
Jody Hanson, publisher, Alexandria Echo Press (Lakes Newspaper Group)
Tara Bitzan, editor, Echo Press
Mark Roy, publisher, Grand Rapids Herald Review
Britta Arendt, editor, Grand Rapids Herald Review
Kari Sundberg, editor, Grygla Eagle
Kevin Cederstrom, editor, Park Rapids Enterprise