Lindsay Owens, news editor of the Washington Times Herald, has been promoted to editor of the newspaper.
The appointment was announced by Amy Winter, regional publisher for CNHI, LLC, the paper’s owner. Owens will have overall responsibility for the news and opinion content of both print and online versions of the Times Herald.
“Lindsay brings solid journalism experience and a keen understanding of the community to the editor’s position,” said Winter. “She has earned the respect of the newspaper’s staff and the readers of the paper.”
A native of Oaktown, Indiana, Owens joined the paper as a news reporter in April of 2013. She is a 2008 journalism graduate of Indiana University and a current board member of the Indiana Associated Press Media Editors. Her work has been recognized by the Hoosier State Press Association and Indiana Associated Press Media Editors.
She is also a past chair and current board member of the United Way of Daviess County; junior membership chair for the Indiana State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and recording secretary for the Francis Vigo DAR in Vincennes.
Growing up on her family’s farm in Knox County, Owens remains active in agriculture affairs as a member of the county’s Purdue Extension Board, and as a 4-H volunteer.
Owens said her desire to become a journalist started in the 6th grade and continued when she convinced her parents, with the help of her 98-year-old great-grandmother, to transfer to a high school with a school newspaper so she could work for it.
“Journalism is my passion,” she said. “I am excited to share that passion with our community.”
The Times Herald, she added, “is more than just an outlet for local news. It’s a scrapbook that will tell the history of our community for years to come.”