Assistant Managing Editor Charlotte Howard picked to represent New York State at Al Neuharth Journalism Conference


Charlotte Howard.

Charlotte Howard, assistant managing editor and a founder of the Pelham Examiner, has been picked to represent the state of New York at the 2019 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference from June 14-20.

“This program was created to honor Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today, the Freedom Forum and the Newseum, for his long and distinguished career in journalism and his free spirit,” according to a statement from the Newseum. “The conference will take place at the Newseum, which is dedicated to free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment.”

The event will include sessions with media professionals, news executives and prominent free spirits. Howard and the other 50 representatives will also visit some of the most important sites in Washington, D.C. A scholarship is included in the award.

Howard serves as assistant editor of the Pelham Memorial High School yearbook. She created the website Charlotte Cares to raise funds for Dream Big Ghana, an organization that raises money to build compost toilets in Ghana. She spent part of last summer building one of the toilets.

Howard is winter track record holder in the triple jump and was an All League honorable mention. She previously was a staff reporter and news editor for the Colonial Times.

Read Howard’s Pelham Examiner staff profile here.