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Peter Bale, chief executive officer of the Center for Public Integrity, was elected president of the Global Editors Network at the organization’s board meeting in Barcelona Wednesday.

Global Editors Network is a cross-platform community of editors-in-chief and media executives aimed at creating sustainable, high-quality journalism and empowering newsrooms through a variety of programs designed to inspire, connect and share.

“The Global Editors Network is arguably the most forward-looking journalistic industry group in the world,” Bale said. “It isn’t rooted in ‘old’ media but in a commitment to the future of journalism using the most advanced technology and storytelling methods available.”

Bale said he is proud to have been a member of the organization since its foundation and looks forward to working with its “indefatigable and imaginative director general Bertrand Pecquerie.”

The organization’s board also elected Paul Steiger, executive chairman of ProPublica’s board of directors, as treasurer.

Read more in the Global Editor’s Network news release.

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