Philadelphia Weekly Publisher Quits

Associate publisher Steven Guerrini replaces Jim McDonald.

Jim McDonald resigned as Philadelphia Weekly’s publisher on Aug. 31, Review Publishing President Anthony A. Clifton announced yesterday. Former associate publisher Steven Guerrini, who has worked at the newspaper for 10 years, was hired to replace McDonald.

McDonald became publisher of the Weekly in April 1999 after working at several other alternative papers, including AAN members New York Press and Baltimore City Paper. Clifton said McDonald quit because of “differences in philosophy and style.”

Clifton didn’t know what McDonald was currently doing. McDonald couldn’t be reached for comment.

Guerrini, a longtime Philly resident, began working for the Weekly as a sales rep in 1987 and left in 1992 to work in retail. He returned in 1995, was promoted to ad manager in 1997 and to general manager in 1998. His was promoted to the position of associate publisher in January.

“I don’t think there will be any sharp turns in the road,” Clifton said. “It will be onward and upward.”

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