Editorial page has new editor


Karen Francisco, a Journal Gazette editorial writer since 2000, has been named editorial page editor at the Fort Wayne news­paper.

Francisco’s editorial writing has focused on issues involving education and state government.

She has been honored with first-place awards from the Indiana Associ­ated Press Managing Editors Association, the Inland Press Association, the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation, Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Indiana State Teachers Association.

She joined The Journal Gazette after nearly two decades at Muncie newspapers, where she was a reporter and editorial page editor.