The New Mexico Press Association elects the editor of the Los Alamos Daily Post to the state board of directors

Post Editor Carol A. Clark

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The New Mexico Press Association (NMPA) has elected Los Alamos Daily Post owner/editor Carol A. Clark to its Board of Directors.

The election was made at the 2022 General Membership Meeting, held during the NMPA Annual Meeting on Friday and Saturday at the Eldorado Hotel in downtown Santa Fe.

“We are very pleased that Carol has chosen to help us by serving on the NMPA Board, NMPA Executive Director Sammy Lopez said.

The NMPA exists to improve the quality of member newspapers, promote high standards of journalism, encourage journalism education, and seeks to protect the right to free speech for its members as guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

“I am excited for the opportunity to serve on the NMPA Board of Directors,” said Clark. “The NMPA is an important organization that has consistently proven to be a great resource and advocate for the postal service and newspapers across the state.”

Clark will be working with NMPA Board President Nick Seibel, editor/editor of the Silver City Daily Press; 1st Vice President Barbara Beck, editor of the Roswell Record, Secretary-Treasurer Tom Cross, editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican, and Immediate Past President Babette Hermann, editor of the Gallup Sun.

During last weekend’s conference, Clark was also named a member of the NMPA Judiciary Committee Seibel and Donn Friedman, senior vice president of news at the Albuquerque Journal.

Clark’s two-year tenure on the NMPA board begins immediately. In addition to the NMPA Board of Directors, Clark serves on the Executive Committee of the United Way of Northern New Mexico, the Executive Committee of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation, the Los Alamos Housing Partnership Board and the International Women’s Forum – New Mexico.

The NMPA consists of three organizations with different functions:

  • New Mexico Press Association – Founded in 1901, the NMPA is the industry body for member newspapers statewide. As a leading advocate, the association is at the forefront of defending and protecting issues that are important not only to the industry, but to everyone who advocates transparency in government. Each fall, NMPA members gather for an annual convention that includes professional development workshops, guest speakers and an awards ceremony.
  • New Mexico Press Service – The press service is the advertising organ of the press association. The organization helps clients place ads in state newspapers through the Classified, 2X2 and Display ad networks. In addition, the service has a press release program that helps clients write and submit press releases to media outlets across the state.
  • New Mexico Press Association Foundation – The mission of the foundation is journalism education. As such, it hosts the annual High School Journalism Workshop most summers. The workshop offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn about the newspaper industry from newspaper industry professionals.

At this year’s NMPA awards ceremony, Los Alamos Daily Post editor Carol A. Clark and reporter Bonnie Gordon won first place in the state for their story “LAHS Teacher’s Simple Act Of Kindness Inspires Students,” published June 23, 2022 was published in the Los Alamos Daily Post. The story was about Los Alamos High School teacher Lynn Ovaska and her inspirational connection to Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein (shortcut). Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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