Broadcaster breaks down barrier to join AP Managing Editors


The Associated Press Managing Editors (APME) recently changed its rules to allow broadcasters to join as well as newspaper editors. The first to go through that door was Jim Farley, Vice President of News and Programming for Hubbard Radio’s WTOP-FM Washington, DC. He’s also running for the APME board of directors.

A new “broadcast” seat on the APME board will be filled when voting results are announced September 15th at APME’s annual conference in Denver. In addition to Farley, Elbert Tucker, Director of News at Dispatch Broadcast Group’s WBNS-TV (CBS) Columbus, OH, is running for the reserved board seat.

“I am honored to join such a prestigious organization of industry leaders in APME,” said Farley. “It is exciting to be the first broadcaster ever to join APME’s illustrious ranks and I look forward to offering my support and expertise in the future as part of APME’s board of directors as we strive to protect journalistic integrity in newsrooms across the country.”

As the name indicates, APME is an association of editors at the AP’s 1,400 member newspapers in the US, plus those of the Canadian Press north of the border.