JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (ABP) — Associated Baptist Press directors voted Sept. 30 to merge with the Religious Herald, continuing a process begun in the summer of 2012. Details of the merger plan, by mutual agreement marked confidential until acted upon by both governing boards, were discussed in executive session.
Both organizations agreed in principle last April to combine operations. Vote by the Religious Herald trustees on the merger plan is scheduled Oct. 7.
Task forces from both boards met in conference calls at various times since April and face-to-face in Dallas and Atlanta. Senior staff members of both organizations were involved.
Since 2006 the Herald and ABP have shared content through New Voice Media, a partnership that also includes the Baptist Standard in Texas and Missouri’s Word & Way.
Bob Allen is managing editor of Associated Baptist Press.