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Albright joins MinnPost as co-managing editor

Albright joins MinnPost as co-managing editor

Susan Albright
Susan Albright

Susan Albright, who served 15 years as editor of the editorial pages of the Star Tribune, is joining MinnPost.com as co-managing editor.

Joel Kramer, editor and CEO of MinnPost, announced the appointment, saying, “This is an exciting hire for us and our readers. Susan has an outstanding reputation as both a journalist and a leader of journalists. She will share the managing editor duties with Roger Buoen, who has done such a great job assembling our team of editors and contributing journalists and establishing MinnPost as a high-quality site for news and analysis. Roger and Susan will make a formidable team, and having them both will enable MinnPost.com to devote more energy to unique enterprise reporting.”

Buoen said, “I’m delighted. Susan is among the best and brightest journalists in town. She’s an outstanding editor and a terrific critical thinker. With Susan’s leadership, we’ll continue to develop our coverage with stories and opinion articles that focus on substance and ideas.”

Albright has been writing about world and national affairs for MinnPost, and will continue to do so. Her new duties will include overseeing Community Voices, MinnPost’s opinion and commentary section.

Albright, who will begin her new role Feb. 11, said, “I would be excited by the prospect of working in any journalistic enterprise with Joel, Roger and the talent they’ve attracted. Joining MinnPost is not only signing up for their commitment to first-rate journalism, though. It’s joining a fresh, ongoing exploration of online’s possibilities for communicating and interacting with readers. That makes it irresistible.”

Under Albright’s 15 years of leadership of the Star Tribune’s editorial pages, the editorial staff won numerous state and national awards, instituted several innovations in online opinion, and launched a Sunday section, the Opinion Exchange.

Albright is a past president of the 600-member National Conference of Editorial Writers. She has appeared often on such programs as National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and PBS’ “NewsHour With Jim Lehrer” to discuss current events, and is a frequent public speaker in the Twin Cities. She has served twice as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes. From 1985 to 1993, Albright was editorial page editor of the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson.

She lives with her husband and daughter in Minneapolis.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Deborah Morse-Kahn on 01/31/2008 - 11:14 am.

    MinnPost and the entire readership wins on this one.

    Losing Susan Albright from the Strib op/edteam–and many other longtime op/ed folks–was a real blow.

    Now she returns to co-lead MinnPost, a must-read news source in this region. I couldn’t be more pleased.

    Deborah Morse-Kahn, Director
    Regional Research Associates
    Minneapolis

  2. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 02/01/2008 - 01:43 pm.

    Although it wears its leftist sympathies on its “shirtsleeves” I have enjoyed reading Minnpost.

    Despite having hired most of its contributing writers from the ranks of the displaced staff of the Star Tribune, the stories that have appeared here have lacked the Strib’s spittle flecked condescension of anything that strays from the official Democrat daily talking points.

    I do enjoy reading what the left is talking about, but I, like most thoughtful readers refuse to be condescended to nor will I be spoon fed an agenda of any stripe; and no where was the worst of the Strib’s leftist pandering more apparent than it’s editorial section.

    One can only hope that the acquisition of Albright does not drag the worst that the Twin Cities newspaper of record had to offer along with her.

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