Dodd named editor of Bar Journal and News

first_imgDodd named editor of Bar Journal and News Dodd named editor of Bar Journal and NewsCheryle M. Dodd, veteran managing editor of The Florida Bar Journal, has been appointed editor of the Journal and The Florida Bar News. In related moves, Mark D. Killian has been promoted to the newly established position of managing editor — News and Gary Blankenship has been promoted to the new position of senior editor. Dodd, who becomes director of the Journal and News department functions, succeeds Judson H. Orrick, who has gone into private law practice in Tallahassee. “Cheryle has been with the Bar since the creation of the News 27 years ago and has played an integral part in the growth and quality improvements of both of the Journal and News,” said Bar Communications Director Park Trammell. “Cheryle has earned the respect of her colleagues and Bar members alike because of her calm, competent nature and her firm grasp of issues affecting the profession.” Dodd, a former teacher who came to the Bar in 1974 as an administrative assistant in the Membership Records Department, said: “The Journal and News offer Florida Bar members more information than any other state bar association’s publications. Our staff takes seriously its obligation to provide timely, comprehensive News articles and to publish quality legal analyses of the law in the magazine. I am privileged to be part of what I feel is a truly outstanding operation.” After coming to the Journal and News in 1975 as an editorial assistant, Dodd served subsequently as a reporter and photographer for the News, circulation director for both publications, and manuscript editor for the Journal. She also has worked extensively with the publications’ business operations, including budgeting, negotiating printing contracts and mailing arrange- ments for the publications. In 1989, Dodd became managing editor of the Journal, where she has been responsible for facilitating the magazine’s editorial board review process, editing, budgeting and layout of the monthly Journal and annual directory. Killian, the former editor of the Perry News-Herald and Taco Times in Taylor County, has been with the Bar News as an associate editor since 1989. In his new role as managing editor, Killian will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the twice-monthly newspaper. Blankenship is in his second tour of duty as a reporter with the News, having first joined the Bar staff in 1985 as an associate editor after coming to Tallahassee from the Palm Beach Post. He left the News for three years to work at the Tallahassee Democrat, and returned to the News in 1989. In his new position as senior editor, Blankenship will continue to provide in-depth coverage of major issues impacting the Bar and the legal and justice system and will expand his writing for the Journal. September 15, 2000 Regular Newslast_img read more