Daytona Beach editor to lead foundation board

Published June 28, 2006

ST. PETERSBURG - Don Lindley, executive editor of the Daytona Beach News-Journal, has been unanimously chosen as chairman of the First Amendment Foundation.

Lindley, who has served on the foundation's board since 1999, replaces Paul Tash, chairman, chief executive and editor of the St. Petersburg Times, the foundation announced.

Lindley is a graduate of Yale and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He also serves as freedom of information chairman on the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors' board of directors and on the American Society of Newspaper Editors' Freedom of Information Committee.

The foundation board also appointed Tim Nickens, deputy editor of editorials for the Times, as a board trustee. Nickens is a graduate of Indiana University.

The First Amendment Foundation is a public advocate for open government.