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MARCH 2013
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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
2012 AFSA ANNUAL REPORT
AFSA NEWS
Foreign Service Journal:
A Good Thing Gets Better
BY STEVEN ALAN HONLEY, FSJ EDI TOR
Foreign Service Journal
and Foreign Service Books staf: (Top, clockwise)
FSJ
Editor Steven Alan Honley, Associate Editor and FS Books Publisher Shawn
Dorman, Advertising and Circulation Manager Ed Miltenberger and Senior
Editor Susan Maitra. (Not pictured: Art Director Caryn Suko Smith.)
The Foreign Service Journal
‘s
redesign, its frst in 18 years and the
culmination of a yearlong process,
was unquestionably the highlight
of the past year for AFSA’s fagship
publication.
More than 200 guests attended
the Oct. 11 launch party that
unveiled the transformed magazine
in the Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic
Reception Room at the Depart-
ment of State. Deputy Secretary
of State William Burns was one of
several distinguished speakers to praise the
Journal
’s lively
new design and thank AFSA for its advocacy on behalf of the
Foreign Service and its members.
The magazine’s content continued to refect the motto
for the launch party, “A Good Thing Gets Better.” Fittingly, the
October issue spotlighted “The New Foreign Service Genera-
tion,” while the November edition of “In Their Own Write,” our
annual compilation of books by Foreign Service-afliated
authors, included more than 90 titles, the most ever.
Other 2012 highlights included April’s extensive coverage
of family-member employment and related issues, and the
September focus on China, which featured an interview with
former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
We also expanded the reach of the
Journal
Facebook
page and by year’s end had almost 1,200 likes for the page
and more than 73,000 impressions. And last but defnitely
not least, the new
FSJ
app for the iPad went live in January
2013.
n
Left to right: Civil
Service Association
President Tommye
Grant and Director
General of the Foreign
Service Linda Thomas-
Greenfeld celebrate
the relaunch of
The
Foreign Service Journal,
along with others.