July 14, 2009
For Immediate Release
Contact: Metro Spirit
700 Broad Street
Augusta, GA 30901
Augusta, GA – Stacey Eidson, an award-winning journalist who spent eight years in Augusta as a reporter with the Metro Spirit, has been hired as the paper’s new Editor-In-Chief. A graduate of University of Kentucky’s school of journalism, Eidson was most recently on staff with the Bradenton Herald, one of largest daily newspapers in Southwest Florida.
“I’m extremely excited to be coming home to Augusta and the Metro Spirit. It’s a great honor and responsibility to take the helm as Editor of a newspaper that plays such an important role in the community,” Eidson said.
Eidson’s reporting with Metro Spirit was continuously instrumental in covering the critical issues facing Augustans. “Spirit readers familiar with my work know that my passion is news and politics. I’m excited about putting that passion to work by enhancing our news coverage in a straightforward and fair way that Augusta has expected of their ‘Independent Voice’ for 20 years.”
Spirit Publisher Bryan Osborn led a comprehensive search for a new Editor. “In conducting our national search, many candidates emerged with world class journalism backgrounds and keen visions for leading Metro Spirit’s news and arts reporting to higher levels. However, throughout the process, no one was able to combine those elements with a real passion for Augusta like Stacey did. We’re extremely lucky and excited that we are able to work again with Stacey, someone who calls Augusta ‘home’ and will take Metro Spirit’s journalism to the highest levels,” Osborn said.
Eidson’s official start date will be August 10, when she relocates from Florida and begins to reacquaint herself with the community. “I developed and still have many great relationships in Augusta. Getting back in touch with the diverse people and places of the town is what I’m most looking forward to,” said Eidson.
About Metro Spirit
Metro Spirit, Augusta’s Independent Voice, is Augusta, Georgia’s Weekly newspaper. Celebrating its 20th year of publishing, the Metro Spirit reaches over 40,000 people in the CSRA every Wednesday.