Jim Buchanan

Jim Buchanan is a longtime mountain journalist who spent eight years  as Editorial Page Editor of the Asheville Citizen-Times. He has deep roots in the Southern Appalachians that has sparked a lifelong interest in mountain culture  and the outdoors. Find a more complete career history on LinkedIn

Joy Franklin

Joy Franklin is a journalist and writer who served as editorial page editor of the Asheville Citizen-Times for 10 years. Before that she was executive editor of the Times-News in Hendersonville. Find a more complete career history on LinkedIn

Julie Martin

Julie Martin spent 23 years as a full-time journalist in a variety of capacities, including editorial page editor at the Citizen-Times and most recently as the managing editor at the StarNews in Wilmington. Find a more complete career history on LinkedIn

Virgil Smith

Virgil Smith is a retired media executive after spending 44 years in the industry. He was the former President and Publisher of the Asheville Citizen-Times from 1996 to 2006, where he chaired the Editorial Board. Find a more complete career history on LinkedIn