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Press Association Names New Director

The New Mexico Press Association Board of Directors has hired Rory McClannahan to serve as the executive director for the association as well as the New Mexico Press Service and New Mexico Press Association Foundation.

McClannahan’s first day on the job was Wednesday, July 5.

A native New Mexican, McClannahan has been in the newspaper industry for 21 years, most recently as the publisher of the Mountain View Telegraph in Moriarty. One of his first experiences as a newspaper reporter was as a college intern for the NMPA’s Convention Chronicle.

“My entry into New Mexico journalism was through the Press Association,” McClannahan said. “Now 21 years later I’ve been given the opportunity to serve as its executive director.”

In addition to his newspaper work, McClannahan also served on the NMPA Board of Directors. He was board president in 2015.

The New Mexico Press Association exists to improve the quality of member newspapers, encourage high journalistic standards, promote journalism education and will seek to protect the rights of Free Speech for its members as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America.

In addition to running the annual Better Newspaper Contest, the Association also serves as an advocate for the industry in New Mexico through lobbying efforts. The Association was created in 1908.


New Mexico Press Association

PO Box 95198 • Albuquerque, NM 87199
Phone: (505) 275-1241 • Fax: (505) 275-1449

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Rory McClannahan • (505) 275-1377 •
OFFICE MANAGER: Holly Aguilar • (505) 275-1241 •


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