Barbara Cochran will retire as president of the Radio-Television News Directors Association in June 2009, it was announced today. She will continue to serve as a consultant to the organization with the title of president emeritus.
RTNDA Chairman Ed Esposito said the Board of Directors has begun the process to seek a successor to continue RTNDAâ€™s transformation as one of the preeminent associations and advocates on behalf of electronic journalists.
By the time she retires from RTNDA, Cochran will have served as president for 12 years. During her tenure, she made defending the First Amendment rights of electronic journalists a top priority. She also emphasized upholding standards of ethics and excellence and promoting professional development.