Uptown Standard’s Publisher James Williams appointed to PA News Leaders Board

Congratulations! To our Publisher/Owner James Williams, who has been named to the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania News Leaders Association.

His undeniable commitment to providing a high-quality news publication for the Uptown Community has been recognized by publishers across the Commonwealth. He has worked hard to make sure that community voices are heard and that local small businesses in our community are connected to the consumer base. His quest to make sure that African Amercian neighborhoods are not news desserts has led him to acquire the editorial rights of additional African American newspapers in the West Philadelphia Journal and the South Jersery Journal.

The PA News Leaders is a Committee of Publisher from across the Commonwealth, who are members of the PA News Media Association.

Board of directors

Marta Gouger, Lehighton Times News

Larry Holeva, The Times-Tribune

Tom Murse, LNP

Shane Fitzgerald, Bucks County Courier Times

Mark Lawrence, WKOK

Marea Mannion, Penn State University

Christina Paciolla, Associated Press

Matt Martin, Erie Times

Ashley Fontones, Pocono Record

Dennis Lyons, CNHI

Jeff Gerritt, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tim Lambert, WITF

Cindi Lash, WESA

Burke Noel, PennLive

James Williams, Uptown Standard