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Africa Price Named Executive Editor of Shreveport Times

Africa Price

Africa Price, managing editor of the Tallahassee Democrat, returns to her home state of Louisiana to become executive editor of the Shreveport Times. Africa worked at the Times earlier as an education reporter; a team leader supervising education, religion and regional coverage; and assistant managing editor.㄀

Times Publisher Pete Zanmiller said in the Times announcement that “Africa has a proven track record of being a strong leader.”

Africa had been managing editor in Tallahassee since 2005. She started her newspaper career at The Courier in Houma, La., in 1993. She joined the Times in 1994, was named a team leader in 1997 and assistant managing editor in 1999. She joined The Jackson Sun as managing editor in 2001.

“I’m hoping that we can position ourselves to compete in this new terrain that the industry is facing,” Africa said in the newspaper’s announcement. “I’m inspired to push for the results that will secure our watchdog role, preserve journalism and help us grow revenue.”

Africa replaces Alan English, who left the Times to become executive editor of the Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle.㄀

To read the Times announcement, please click here.

Last Modified: June 2009