AMNews names new editor

Benjamin Mindell previously served as editor of the Business and Opinion sections as well as deputy editor.

Posted March 7, 2005

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AMA Vice President for Member Publications Kathryn Trombatore has announced the appointment of Benjamin Mindell as editor of American Medical News. Trombatore held the editor's position from 1997 until recently assuming her current post, in which she oversees a portfolio of AMA publications.

Trombatore and Mindell, who most recently was the newspaper's deputy editor, played central roles in dramatically increasing readership at AMNews. It is now the No. 4 physician publication in its key competitive ranking, up from 13th place in 1997.

"AMNews' success came from rediscovering the need to focus tightly on reader needs and on refining the unique blend of news and information that we have to offer physicians," Mindell said. "Expect more of the same."

Mindell has served as editor of the Business and Opinion sections, as well as Web edition editor. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and came to AMNews from the City News Bureau of Chicago in 1987.

He is a five-time recipient of the Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism, presented by the Chicago chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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