News-Journal’s Lancaster takes over FSNE presidency

Florida Society of News Editors swore in Cory Lancaster, managing editor of the Daytona Beach News-Journal, as the organization’s new president at FSNE’s annual meeting July 1 in St. Petersburg.

The FSNE board elected Mark Russell, editor of the Orlando Sentinel, as its new secretary-treasurer. Patty Cox, managing editor/presentation of the St. Petersburg Times, became vice president.

Lancaster succeeds Jim Baltzelle, Florida bureau chief of the Associated Press, who becomes past president of the organization.

Terry Eberle of the Fort Myers News-Press, Mark Tomasik of Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers and Larry Sullivan of the Palatka Daily News were thanked for their years of service on the board. Chris Porter of the Charlotte Sun, Dennis Durkee of Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers and Mc Nelly Torres of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting were elected to the board. 

Rick Hirsch, FSNE past president, presents outgoing president Jim Baltzelle with a parting gift. Cory Lancaster, center, becomes the new president.

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