Bingo Barnes will take over as publisher of the free weekly paper "almost immediately," Boise Weekly reports. "It's a good paper, and there is room for improvement," Barnes says. The Press was bought last year by Wick Communications, which also owns AAN member Tucson Weekly. Barnes, who was at Boise Weekly for about five years, also served on AAN's Board of Directors from 2005 to 2006.

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Robert Meyerowitz will find average temperatures 60 degrees warmer when he leaves Alaska in January to become editor of Honolulu Weekly. "In the five years that Meyerowitz has been editor, the Press has largely forsaken potty mouth to produce thoughtful and provocative journalism that you didn't have to agree with to admire," writes Rosanne Pagano in the Anchorage Daily News. Pagano, a journalism professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, praises the Press (which is not an AAN member) for its wide range of stories, including a probe of a for-profit business that managed rural school districts.

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