Ron Smith, the editor and program director of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, was ratified as the new secretary of the Institute for Nonprofit News board of directors at their meeting on Feb. 2. Smith has served on the INN board for the past year as a member representative.
The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, housed in Marquette’s Diederich College of Communication, is a nonprofit news organization that covers Milwaukee’s diverse neighborhoods.
“It’s important to me that INN continues to look at ways to serve members of all sizes and not forget the small newsrooms like the one I lead,” Smith said. “I look forward to helping to lead, but I especially want to learn from our network. The time is now for nonprofit journalism.”