The board members of Dane Buy Local, a coalition of local independent businesses, organizations and citizens in and around Dane County, Wisc., have selected Isthmus advertising manager Colin Murray as the organization's new Board Chair. The group, which includes more than 425 members, provides support and promotion for locally owned businesses.
Bruce Dobie, co-founder and editor of Nashville Scene, will be leaving the paper next month. The 46-year-old father of two tells the Nashville Post that alt-weeklies "need to be young" and that he doesn't have as firm a grasp on how best to cover the city for a young audience as he once did. To adapt to the 24/7 news cycle favored by many 18-35-year-olds, he believes that the paper must establish an online presence and be willing to continually reinvent itself. Dobie's successor will be current associate editor Liz Garrigan, who's been at the Scene for eight years. "The Scene's a great paper now," she says. "With new energy and more aggressive reporting, it will be better."