News Photographer Editor Joins Amarillo Globe-News Leadership Team

Donald R. Winslow has been the editor of NPPA's News Photogrpaher magazine since Jim Gordon retired in 2003. Gordon had been NPPA's editor for 25 years. Photograph by Bethany Winslow
Donald R. Winslow has been the editor of NPPA's News Photogrpaher magazine since Jim Gordon retired in 2003. Gordon had been NPPA's editor for 25 years. Photograph by Bethany Winslow

ATHENS, GA (March 22, 2016) – Excited to be lending his expertise to a newsroom once again, in mid-April NPPA’s News Photographer magazine editor Donald R. Winslow will be taking on a new role as the Managing Editor of Content Creation for the Amarillo (TX) Globe-News and AGN Media. 

The Executive Committee has come up with a plan to let Winslow continue to play a key editorial role as we guide News Photographer magazine into the future by allowing him to work part time on the magazine, and opening the door to hire a part-time Assistant Editor. News Photographer magazine has always been and will always be a keystone in NPPA's foundation. The magazine, which celebrates its 70th anniversary in April, will continue to serve its vital role to the membership.

"I'm so thankful and deeply grateful that NPPA has crafted a way for me to stay strategically involved with the organization and with the future of News Photographer magazine," Winslow said today. 

"I cannot imagine a day of life without NPPA and News Photographer because it has been an integral part of my life since college in the mid-1970s, when being a part of the NPPA family connected me with the the most amazing visual journalists in the world, the same way then as it does now." 

Winslow has been at the magazine’s helm for the last 13 years, filling some big shoes when editor Jim Gordon retired in 2003 after 25 years. 

"The past 13 years have been an amazing adventure, and as the magazine – and the organization itself – evolves into the future, I'm really happy that I'm going to still have a front-row seat as we lead the way in visual storytelling and continue to be the early adapters on new platforms,” Winslow said.

These are exciting days for the NPPA. In the very near future there will be a new Executive Director. And the NPPA is flourishing in its new home at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia in Athens, under the exemplary guidance of Interim Executive Director Mark E. Johnson. 

So as the board of directors and the new Executive Director look to the future, the role of News Photographer magazine, and how it gets into the readers' hands, is a big challenge, one that's not dissimilar to the impediments facing all of our magazines and newspapers these days. By reducing the magazine to six issues a year and creating a more robust online presence, we’re taking a bold step by delivering the same great content in new and exciting ways: improving the interactive pieces and amount of video and still images displayed with stories and enhancing the way stories can be shared on the Web site and through social media.

“On behalf of the NPPA Board of Directors, I want to wish Donald the best of luck in his new endeavor,” said NPPA President Melissa Lyttle. “But thankfully, and selfishly, I’m incredibly glad and feel so lucky that we still get to have him remain as a part of our team, too. Don’s institutional knowledge of not only the NPPA but also of the profession, the relationships he’s built, and his keen sense for breaking news and developing sources are an incredible resource.”

 
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