In recognition of David Greenslade's outstanding service and interest in the goals of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors, the Society established a scholarship in 1977 to bring a British Isles editor to the annual conference. Greenslade, a member of ISWNE for many years and a distinguished British journalist, died Jan. 16, 1977.
Greenslade was president of the Newspaper Society ─ representing all the British provincial newspapers ─ in 1975-76. He was the only person to have held that post and the office of president of the Guild of British Newspaper Editors (in 1967). Greenslade was editorial director of the Nottingham Chronicle Advertiser and Guardian.
His association with ISWNE began in 1960, when he took H.R. Long, the Society's founding father, to lunch at a pub. Long was in Great Britain on a month-long tour of newspapers. Greenslade attended four ISWNE conferences in the United States: three at Pere Marquette State Park in Illinois and one in Carbondale, Ill. At Greenslade's urging, ISWNE members spent three weeks touring England, Scotland and Ireland in the fall of 1976.