BDN announces changing roles for Young, Rhoda

Posted Aug. 10, 2014, at 5:33 p.m.

Today, the Bangor Daily News is announcing two moves that will continue its mission of serving Maine, particularly in how we advocate for our state, and how we will continue to scrutinize, analyze and critique Maine’s public policy and its policymakers.

— Susan Young, formerly the managing editor, is returning as editorial page editor. A 20-year veteran of the BDN, including a decade on the opinion pages, Susan is excited to again drive public discussion through editorials, as well as overseeing our growing digital opinion section and weekly print section, Maine Review.

— Erin Rhoda, formerly editorial page editor, is assuming leadership of our MaineFocus project. As editorial page editor, Erin drew needed attention to domestic violence, homelessness, Maine’s economy and other difficult topics. Now, she will devote her attention to MaineFocus, leading this project for the newsroom.

“These moves strengthen two critical areas for the BDN,” said Anthony Ronzio, director of news and audience. “Susan’s expertise will sharpen and deepen our opinion sections, and Erin has earned the right to lead this important newsroom project. Our readers and our journalism will be better off for it.”

As the most-read news organization in Maine, the BDN takes its responsibility to inform the public and advocate for Maine seriously. These moves continue to evolve our company for the digital age, while continuing to fulfill the spirit of our mission for the past 125 years.

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