Boston’s Weekly Dig Editor to Depart, Search for Replacement Begins

Boston’s Weekly Dig editor David Day will depart at the end of the month, the company said in a press release. Publisher Jeff Lawrence will take over as interim publisher (his sixth stint in that role) until a replacement is found.

Here’s the full release:

BOSTON, MA — Dig Boston announced today
that longtime Digster and editor David Day will be
leaving April 1 to pursue his side project and music
festival TOGETHER full time.

In November 2007, David was hired as the Music + Arts
editor and had this to say, “I can’t wait to get to work
for the Dig. For years the paper has stood as a unique
and singular voice in a city of echoes, and to represent
such a force in the music and arts community is something
I take very seriously. I’ve always prided myself on the
ability to work for independent minds, and there is
hardly a more independent voice than that of the Dig.”

Almost five years later, and a subsequent promotion to
editor, Day says it’s time to move on.

“Two years of being the Editor, a website relaunch, a
rebranding…and the Dig is stronger than ever. Managing
Editor J. Patrick Brown has completely revitalized the
print edition, Lauren Metter is officially now your web
editor and my replacement as Music and Arts Editor,
Hilary Hughes is kicking ass. It’s time to go.”

He added, “I have this music festival now that some are
calling Boston’s SXSW … because it is. It’s called
Together and our headquarters open in the heart of
Central Square tomorrow. Oh and keep an eye on Mmmmaven.
You can also always find me Thursdays at Middlesex Lounge
(as you could for the last seven years.) I may be leaving
but in reality, I’m not going anywhere.”

Jeff Lawrence, Publisher of the Dig, was his usual self
when he quipped, “Jesus Christ, another editor is leaving
to pursue yet another fantastic opportunity outside of
journalism??? This has got to stop!”

Lawrence will be assuming the role as interim editor, for
the sixth time, until a replacement is found. J. Pat Brown
will continue to run the day-to-day operations of the
editorial department.

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