Thursday, March 29, 2007

Editors get star-struck too

The ASNE schedule is full of celebrity speakers, so we asked editors who they were most excited to meet. Ken Tingley, editor of the Post Star of Glen Falls, N.Y., would really like to meet Bud Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball.

“I would like to talk to Bud Selig about his opinion on the whole steroids thing,” says Tingley.

Allan Siegal, former assistant managing editor for The New York Times, was looking forward to hearing Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer speak.

“I've heard Justice Breyer in the past, and I admire him very much as man,” says Siegal.

Kenneth F. Bunting, associate publisher for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, hit the sports fan’s jackpot when he was able to spend some time with a well known football mogul.

“I met Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys,” says Bunting. The two mainly talked about the Texas team's new season.

But do the guest speakers really consider themselves “celebrities”? Chris Harte, chairman of the Star Tribune (Minneapolis), doesn’t.

“I'm a guest speaker, but I am definitely not a celebrity,” says Harte.


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