Folio Weekly has tapped alt-weekly veteran Jeffrey C. Billman as its next editor.
He will take over for Denise Reagan, who is leaving for a position as communications manager at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville.
Jeffrey Billman was senior writer and news editor at Orlando Weekly. Billman has a history of working for alternative newsweeklies. He was news editor at Philadelphia City Paper and has worked as a freelancer. He was also senior editor and writer at-large at Philadelphia Magazine, and has won awards for investigative reporting, feature writing and religion writing.
“Altweeklies by their nature exist to give voice to the voiceless and champion the best parts of their community, and that’s what I hope to continue doing here,” Billman told Reagan in an interview. “Alts, at their best, do the kind of reporting that the dailies and other mainstream outlets ignore: Theyâ€™re aggressive, theyâ€™re tenacious, they’re authoritative. Cities need that to thrive.”