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Averette elected Alabama Press Association Journalism Foundation president

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Demopolis Times publisher Justin Averette has been elected president of the Alabama Press Association’s Journalism Foundation for 2014.

The Foundation supports journalism education in Alabama by awarding grants that support college and high school newspapers, workshops, an annual job fair and internships. The Foundation’s board also traditionally meets once a year on a college campus with journalism faculty and students.

Averette is a 2006 graduate of the University of Montevallo. He worked as news editor of the Shelby County Reporter in Columbiana before moving to The Clanton Advertiser where he was managing editor. In 2012, he was named publisher in Demopolis.

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