At its 2018 annual meeting, the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association elected Karen Andreas, regional publisher of The Eagle-Tribune and North of Boston Media Group, as its president.
A 30-year veteran of the media industry, Andreas will lead the MNPA for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2019. She will succeed George Arwady, president and CEO of The Republican in Springfield.
“I’m honored for this opportunity to work with my colleagues from all over the state to ensure that newspapers continue to thrive and succeed,” Andreas said. “The work our journalists provide for their communities is critical to our democracy.”
The MNPA also elected as officers:
- 1st Vice President: Jane Seagrave, Publisher, Vineyard Gazette.
- Treasurer: Marianne R. Stanton, Editor & Publisher, The Inquirer and Mirror.
- Secretary: Fredric D. Rutberg, President & Publisher, New England Newspapers.
Formed in late 1972, the MNPA focuses on advocacy for the newspaper industry in the legislature, courts and executive branch.
The MNPA also serves as a resource for editors and reporters, and for advertising and circulation personnel who seek advice pertaining to business issues.
A resident of Danvers, Andreas has overseen North of Boston Media Group as its regional publisher for the past five years. Along with The Eagle-Tribune, she is regional publisher of The Salem News, Daily News of Newburyport, Gloucester Daily Times, as well as the weekly Andover Townsman, Haverhill Gazette, Derry News and Carriage Towne News. The media group also includes 15 quarterly magazines, such as The Andovers, Haverhill Magazine and North of Boston Business.
Andreas is very active in the community, serving on boards such as the Lawrence Partnership executive committee, Merrimack Valley YMCA board of directors, and Northern Essex Community College’s foundation board, to name a few. She is also one of 15 media professionals on the National Advisory Board of the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, which teaches journalism excellence worldwide.