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In a newspaper career spanning more than 30 years, Scott Bosley, executive director of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, has reported on sports, government and politics, held a variety of editing positions, managed a news service and served as a publisher. In March of 1999, he joined ASNE in his present post.
He is a graduate of West Virginia University in his native state. In 1965, he joined the Akron Beacon Journal as a sports writer, covered city hall and politics and held a number of management positions, including city editor and managing editor before moving to the Detroit Free Press in 1980.
In Detroit, he was Sunday editor, assistant managing editor and managing editor before departing in late 1987 to become editor and vice president of Knight Ridder Tribune Information Services in Washington, D.C.
In 1991, he became editor and vice president of The Journal of Commerce in New York City, leaving to become publisher and president of the Post-Tribune in Gary, Ind. from 1995 through early 1998 when the newspaper was sold and he joined Knight-Ridder’s corporate staff in a new product development role.