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St. Petersburg Times CEO Andrew Barnes to Chair Pulitzer Prize Board
Andrew Barnes

Andrew Barnes, chairman and chief executive officer of the St. Peter sburg Times, has been elected chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board, Columbia University has announced. He has served as a board member since 1996.

A newspaper journalist for more than 40 years, Barnes has devoted most of his career to the St. Peter sburg Times, where he has held the paper's top post since 1988.

A New York City native, Barnes graduated from Harvard in 1961. He began as a reporter for the Providence (RI) Journal , then served two years in the Army. Following that, he worked for The Washington Post as a reporter, deputy metropolitan editor and finally education editor, a position he held until 1973. During this period, he won a yearlong Alicia Patterson Fellowship, for which he traveled to Europe and Africa, before returning to the Post in 1970.

The St. Peter sburg Times first hired Barnes in 1973 as assistant managing editor and metropolitan editor. He rose to managing editor in 1976 and then editor and president in 1984. Four years later, Barnes became chief executive of the Times Publishing Company and chairman of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, which owns the St. Peter sburg Times.

In addition to serving on the Pulitzer Prize Board, Barnes is a past chairman of both the Newspaper Association of America and the American Society of Newspaper Editors Ethics Committee.

The 2004 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on April 5 and will be presented on May 24 at Columbia University. Columbia awards the Pulitzer Prizes on the board's recommendation. Members of the board serve a maximum of nine years.

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Published: May 03, 2004
Last modified: Jan 10, 2005

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