Removes Founding Editor; Welcomes Boston Globe Arts Columnist as New Arts Editor
For Immediate Release
August 4, 2003
Founding Editor Joseph Bonni has been removed as editor of the Weekly Dig, with Publisher Jeff Lawrence assuming editorial responsibility until a suitable replacement is found. Associate Editor Seth Donlin has been promoted to interim managing editor during this transitional period and will help Lawrence guide the Weekly Dig through this time of change.
“Joe played a vital role in the growth of this paper during our first four years, and the entire staff wishes him all the best in his future endeavors,” says Lawrence.
Bonni was publisher/editor of the underground Boston ‘zine Pit Report in the mid ‘90s and had a short stint with the Boston Phoenix and its tele- personal division, TPI, before joining the start-up Weekly Dig in 1999.
David Wildman, formally of the Boston Globe, has been hired as the new arts editor. Wildman earned serious respect within the Boston arts and music community for his work at the Globe from 1995- 2001. As a weekly arts columnist, he focused on multicultural events, cutting edge venues and innovative musicians, while also finding the time to write numerous cover stories for the paper’s Calendar and Living/Arts sections, as well as freelance for Boston Magazine and the Weekly Dig.
“I can’t say enough good things about David Wildman,” says Lawrence. “His experience, professionalism, and keen ability to unearth all things undiscovered and underreported make him a huge part of the company as we move forward.”
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