New editorial writer takes over for Boyne
Jay Johnson, formerly of the Minot (N.D.) Daily News, is the Post-Bulletin's new lead editorial writer.
Johnson, 40, replaces longtime publisher and editorial page editor Bill Boyne, who is retiring this week.
As editorial page editor in Minot, Johnson wrote daily editorials and a weekly editorial page column. He specialized in writing about electrical transmission issues, environmental challenges and the political decision-making process.
Boyne, 81, leaves the Post-Bulletin after 24 years as an award-winning editorial writer.
In June, the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists awarded him first place for an editorial headlined "Mr. President, please slow the rush to war."
In January 2003, the Minnesota Newspaper Association awarded the Post-Bulletin second place for an editorial portfolio based on work submitted by Boyne.