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Jamie Sizemore of Elizabethtown, publisher of the Kentucky Standard in Bardstown and former circulation director of The News-Enterprise, has been named the 2011 president of the Kentucky Press Association.
Sizemore began her new role Friday, and will serve until next January, when she will stay on the board for one more year as past president.
Her main responsibility is to lead the board and its various committees, she said.
“It’s obviously not a one-man show,” she said.
The KPA board’s main goal this year is to develop its strategic plan, which includes projects on keeping public notice advertisements in print publications as well as online, as well as expanding the association’s newly-created Content News Service, which distributes stories among publications in the state.
Sizemore also wants to assist newspapers in getting strong footholds in digital media so they can continue to have viable products.
“Newspapers are not dead, we are not dead,” she said.
Sizemore has worked at newspapers in Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee and Kentucky after receiving an advertising degree from Western Kentucky University. She joined The News-Enterprise staff in 1992, where she worked until becoming publisher of Rhe Kentucky Standard in 2008.
Sizemore said she’s passionate about the newspaper business and is honored to become the 143rd president of the press association.
“For me, it’s a great accomplishment,” she said.
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