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League elected press association president

December 27, 2004

John League, editor and publisher of The Herald-Mail Co., has been elected president of the Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Press Association. His term will run from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2005.

The association has 164 newspaper members, which includes all of the daily newspapers, and the great majority of non-dailies, in the three jurisdictions.

MDDC promotes the interests of the newspaper industry and its readers. Its goal is to raise the standards and practices of the newspaper industry, and to preserve and protect the public's access to government information. The association's headquarters is in Crofton, Md.

League has been on the MDDC Board of Directors since 1999, serving as chairman of the Hall of Fame, Professional Development and Conventions committees.

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Also serving as officers are Karen Acton of the Gazette/Southern Maryland Newspapers, president-elect; Richard Amberg, The Washington Times, vice president; Jim Flood, Dover Post Co., secretary; Chris Eddings, The Daily Record, treasurer; and Jeffrey Mezzatesta, The Cecil Whig, immediate past president.

Former Herald-Mail publishers Franklin D. Schurz Jr., James M. Schurz (a 2004 MDDC Hall of Fame inductee) and Fred C. Temby also have served as presidents of the organization.

"It's an honor to lead an organization that includes so many great newspapers," League said. "Like my predecessors, my goal is to continue to move our organization forward."

League has been employed by The Herald-Mail since 1979, serving as a bureau reporter, copy editor, city editor, executive editor and publisher.

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