By John Kane
Michelle (Micki) Carter, former managing editor of The San Mateo Times and current journalism instructor at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, has been elected president of the Peninsula Press Club for the 2003-2004 term.
Carter left The Times at the end of 1994 to accept a year’s appointment as Journalist-in-Residence in Moscow, where she worked with the Russian-American Press Information Center under a U.S. Information Agency grant. During that time she wrote two booklets on newspaper design and newsroom management for Russian editors, and she consulted with editors across all 11 times zones of Russia.
Carter replaces John Kane, who served as president for two terms and stays on the board of directors as a non-voting member.
Other officers elected in a light vote of the PPC membership are Jack Russell, retired San Mateo Times reporter/editor, vice president; Bill Workman, retired San Francisco Chronicle reporter, treasurer; and John Horgan, San Mateo County Times columnist, secretary. Horgan, citing time constraints, has since resigned from the board.
Re-elected to another term on the board of directors are Aimee Lewis Strain, managing editor of Bay City News Service; John Mays, editor of the San Mateo Daily Journal; Dave Price, publisher of the Daily News chain of Peninsula newspapers; and Ed Remitz, journalism instructor at the College of San Mateo.
Justin Nyberg, reporter with the Independent/Examiner Peninsula editions, has been appointed a new board member.