The Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association has elected Jane R. Seagrave, publisher of the Vineyard Gazette in Edgartown, as president for 2021.
Others elected as MNPA officers for the year are:
- Vice President: Marianne R. Stanton, Editor & Publisher, The Inquirer and Mirror.
- Treasurer: Fredric D. Rutberg, President & Publisher, The Berkshire Eagle.
- Secretary: Dan Krockmalnic, General Counsel, Boston Globe Media Partners.
Before becoming Vineyard Gazette publisher in 2011, Seagrave was senior vice president and chief revenue officer for the Associated Press in New York city. Her long career in journalism spans some three decades on both the editorial and business sides of the industry.
After graduating from Bowdoin College in 1976, she became director of publications for the Massachusetts Municipal Association. She then spent six years as a reporter for AP in Boston, Grants Pass, Ore., and Santa Fe, N.M. In 1987 she went to work for Lawyers Weekly Publications in Boston, and also enrolled at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she obtained a master’s degree in public administration in 1989.
Later she served as chief executive officer of Localbusiness.com and chief online strategy consultant for American Lawyer Media in New York. From 2003 to 2011, she was at the AP, as a vice president and director in new media markets and then as a senior vice president in global product development, which included presiding over the transformation of AP from a wire service to a multimedia digital news provider.