RTDNA Names Communications Manager

For Immediate Release: December 18, 2012
Contact: Mike Cavender, RTDNA Executive Director, mikec@rtdna.org 
RTDNA Names Communications Manager
WASHINGTON – The Radio Television Digital News Association announced today that Derrick Hinds will join its Washington, DC headquarters staff as Communications, Marketing and Digital Media Manager, effective January 1, 2013.
Hinds is an award-winning journalist who has worked in radio, television and digital newsrooms across the country for more than two decades. He most recently served as a national/international news editor for a digital content provider to dozens of local television stations. He has been a longtime member of RTDNA, serving three terms on the Association's board of directors and chairing its New Media and Freedom of Information committees. He also established a regional foundation to raise money for journalism scholarships and training.
“We are delighted to welcome Derrick to our team,” said RTDNA Executive Director Mike Cavender. “The depth and breadth of his experience in journalism and digital media will be a tremendous asset to our members, our industry partners and our staff. ”
“I'm excited to be in a position to help tell RTDNA's story and be an advocate for our profession,” said Hinds. “As a working journalist during times of tremendous change, the Association has given me so much. I see this opportunity as an ideal way to give back.”
RTDNA is the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTDNA represents local and network journalists in broadcasting, cable and other electronic media in more than 30 countries.