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Rash named news editor of Alabama newsjournal

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)–Jennifer Davis Rash has been named news editor of The Alabama Baptist newsjournal, effective Jan. 1.
Rash has served as interim news editor since August, following the resignation of Laurie A. Lattimore. Rash had worked for the paper since Jan. 1, 1996, as a newswriter.
Bob Terry, editor of The Alabama Baptist, said he chose to elevate Rash’s professional status because of her outstanding work. “Jennifer is a strong Christian journalist,” Terry said, “who sees her work as a way of serving God.”
During her tenure as acting news editor, Rash achieved personal goals of covering stories in every Baptist association as well as keeping a high percentage of the paper dedicated to state news, according to Terry.
Rash’s duties include overseeing the four-person editorial staff and maintaining relationships with a 22-member correspondent network, student interns, freelance photographers and public relations officials from across the state.
Originally from Phil Campbell, Ala., Rash is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and the outstanding senior award in journalism.
Following college graduation, she spent two and a half years with the International Service Corps of the International Mission Board. Rash served the English-speaking islands of the Caribbean as an editorial assistant with Caribbean Christian Publications, based in Hollywood, Fla.
Rash has completed several hours toward a master’s degree in theological studies at Beeson Divinity School. She is married to Jason Rash, a native of Hollywood, Fla. They are members of Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham.
Meanwhile, Stella Anderson, communications specialist for the Florida Baptist Convention since 1995, has been named assistant editor of the Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, effective Jan. 1.
A Florida native, Anderson previously served as director of resort and student ministries for Gulf Stream Baptist Association in Plantation, Fla., as a US-2 home missionary for the former Southern Baptist Home Mission Board. In her new role, she will be involved in writing news and feature articles for the Arkansas newsmagazine as well as coordinating production of graphics, advertising and electronic communications.
Anderson is a graduate of Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Fla., and the University of Florida in Gainesville.