Listopad elected to be NDNAEF officerThe new vice president of the North Dakota Newspaper Association Education Foundation is Steve Listopad, assistant professor of journalism and mass communications, at Jamestown College.
The new vice president of the North Dakota Newspaper Association Education Foundation is Steve Listopad, assistant professor of journalism and mass communications, at Jamestown College. Listopad replaces Carrington Mayor Don Frye, who also serves as the 2012 president of the North Dakota League of Cities. Frye is president of Crossroads Community Consultants.
Allan Burke, former publisher and editor of the Emmons County Record, Linton, has been elected to be NDNAEF’s new president.
The mission of the NDNA Education Foundation is to provide educational programs and internships for current and aspiring journalists in North Dakota. The foundation was established in 1979.
Listopad is a Wahpeton, N.D., native and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Dakota State University. He joined the Jamestown College faculty in 2003, where he also serves as student media director. Listopad and his wife, Lori, and the parents of a son, Murray.
Serving on the foundation board of directors are Jill Denning Gackle, general manager of BHG, Garrison; Mike Jacobs, publisher of the Grand Forks Herald; Terry Schwartzenberger, publisher of the Napoleon Homestead; Tony Bender, publisher of the Ashley Tribune; Jim Fleming, director of the N.D. Human Services Child Support Enforcement Division; Daryl Hill, supervisor of communications for Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bismarck; Kathleen Leinen, managing editor of The Daily News, Wahpeton; Wanda Olaf, advertising director, Williston Herald; Jill Friesz, publisher of the Grant County News, Elgin, and Carson Press; State Sen. John Andrist, publisher emeritus of The Journal, Crosby; and William C. Marcil, chairman of Forum Communications Co., Fargo.