"I applaud John's selection as editor," Bergenheim said. "He's an accomplished journalist who believes deeply in the Monitor's ideals and in its future."
Judy Wolff, chair of the Publishing Society's three-person Board of Trustees saluted Bergenheim and then added, "John's impressively varied experience will be an enormous help in the Monitor's multiplatform future. The Trustees are delighted to have him on board."
The new editor brings a wide range of experience to the post. From 1979 to 1989 he served the Monitor as a Washington correspondent, as Middle East correspondent, and as business editor. At the Globe, he held various positions including foreign editor and Sunday editor. Yemma has also worked for the Dallas Morning News and United Press International.
For the past 2-1/2 years, the Monitor's new editor has overseen editorial operations of the Globe's ambitious Boston.com Internet site and has led efforts to transform the newsroom from print to multi-media. That experience will be crucial in his new job. The Monitor's website, csmonitor.com, is seen as a key component of the Monitor's daily journalism in a digital information era.