A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

People and Places: February 2007

By Quill


In addition to the typical festivities, it was also a celebration of 70 years of SPJ membership for Austin Kiplinger.

Kiplinger, the chairman of the Kiplinger Washington Editors and a D.C. Pro member, graciously hosted the party at the Editor’s building.

The first floor is a seldom-seen museum of 5,000 Washington-themed prints, paintings, maps, photographs and papers depicting the architectural history of the capital city.

In a short but rousing speech, Kiplinger said it’s incumbent on SPJ to “lead the charge,” particularly in setting ethical standards, during journalism’s turbulent times.

Kiplinger joined SPJ while at Cornell University in New York in 1936.

The chapter presented Kiplinger with a plaque for his devotion to SPJ. D.C. Pro President Willie Schatz read aloud a letter of congratulations and thanks from SPJ President Christine Tatum.

Kiplinger is also editor emeritus of The Kiplinger Washington Letter, one of the most widely read business and economics forecasting publications in the world. His career has spanned more than five decades as a reporter, broadcast commentator and editor, specializing in business and political affairs.


Holly Fisher, SPJ’s regional director for chapters in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, has been promoted to electronic media editor at the Charleston Regional Business Journal. Fisher joined the newspaper’s staff in 2005 as a supplements editor. In her new position, she is responsible for overseeing the newspaper’s Web sites and e-mail products. Her duties includes editing and contributing online content for the Charleston Regional Business Journal, SCBIZ and Weekend: 10 Ways to Play. Fisher assumed her new position in December.


William B. Ketter has been named vice president of editorial operations for Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., the parent company of Eagle-Tribune newspapers.

Ketter will oversee editorial operations of all of CNHI’s 95 daily and 59 nondaily newspapers and specialty publications in 23 states. He will also serve as Eagle-Tribune’s senior vice president, overseeing programs to build connections with readers through print- and Internet-based initiatives.

Ketter, who is a board member of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, has been an SPJ member since 1980.


United Press International photographer William Greenblatt is the 2006 recipient of the Catfish Award, presented by the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis. Greenblatt was honored for his contributions to journalism during the club’s annual meeting and scholarship dinner Dec. 13. Greenblatt has been an SPJ member since 1980.