The AARP Bulletin has tapped James Toedtman, a veteran journalist, newspaper editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning team member as its new editor.
Toedtman is a 20-year veteran of Newsday, one of the nation's largest and most respected newspapers. He served as the managing editor responsible for the production of the New York City issue of the paper and later as it Washington Bureau Chief and as chief economics correspondent. Toedtman was also executive editor of the Boston Herald American and editor of the Baltimore News American.
"Jim is a seasoned news journalist and newspaper editor who has a strong background in covering politics, economics and business," said AARP Editor-in-Chief Hugh Delehanty. "With his senior management capabilities and strong leadership skills, Jim brings a fresh approach to the Bulletin, the leading newspaper for 50+ America."
Toedtman earned his undergraduate degree from the College of Wooster (Ohio) and his master's degree from Columbia University's School of Journalism. In 1970 he shared a Pulitzer Prize for a series of Long Island land scandals and in 1992 for spot news reporting of the New York City subway crash. His other honors include a first place award from the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association and an honorable mention from the Inter-American Press Association. Toedtman was a member of the reporting team that won the Polk Award in 1979. He is a guest lecturer at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla. Toedtman lives in Oakton, Va., with his wife and children.
The monthly AARP Bulletin provides news and analysis of issues and trends important to Americans 50-plus. It is a must-read for policymakers, members of Congress and national opinion leaders. The publication covers Medicare, Social Security, health and medicine, consumer protection, caregiving, pensions and finances for AARP's 35 million members.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50-plus have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. We produce AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our monthly newspaper; AARP Segunda Juventud, our bimonthly magazine in Spanish and English; NRTA Live & Learn, our quarterly newsletter for 50+ educators; and our website, www.aarp.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.