Dig Boston has named J. Patrick Brown as editor, says a press release:
AFTER LONG BATTLE, J PAT BECOMES EDITOR
BOSTON, MA — Effective immediately, J Patrick Brown has been promoted from Managing Editor to Editor.
J Pat, as he’s affectionately known (and yes, his first
name is simply the letter J) has been with Dig Boston
since November 2009 when he became the token 24-year old
intern. He came on full-time as the Dig’s first Calendar
Czar, and then moved on to Staff Writer, Associate Editor
and eventually Managing Editor, filling many a desk
drawer with piles of useless business cards. In April
2012, when previous Editor David Day departed, Publisher
Jeff Lawrence decided to wear the editorial hat while a
replacement was sought.
Lawrence explained, “During that period, J Pat literally
reminded me every single day that he was running the
department and therefore deserved the title. I told him
to shut the fuck up and get to work. To my pleasant
surprise, he did, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that
he was suited for the role.” J Pat was equally frank when
asked about the transitional process. “Jeff’s an asshole.”
“Period.” J Pat added after one of his trademark long
uncomfortable pauses, before returning to his e-mail.
J Pat is originally from New Orleans, and moved to these
colder climes to study English and Religion. He credits
this long history of demonstrably terrible decision to
the position he holds today.
Dig Boston is the area’s only real media company. Founded
in 1999 as Boston’s Weekly Dig, the Dig, as it’s known among hipsters and people who hate it when other people use the word hipsters, has been sold and bought at least
twice and prides itself on changing logos almost as often
as it changes staff. With a focus on humor, news and
nightlife, the Dig is the go-to-guide for the go-out
crowd, available free online and every Wednesday at over
500 locations throughout Boston and beyond.