In a farewell column this week, Danny Russell says he's leaving to do PR and marketing for Delaware's Methodist Theological School in Ohio. He's been with the Columbus, Ohio, paper since its inception in 1990.
Three Village Voice Media writers won first-place awards in the Association of Food Journalists' annual Awards Competition, it was announced at the group's conference on Saturday (press release here in PDF format). Jonathan Kauffman of East Bay Express won the Restaurant Criticism category in the division for papers with circulation under 150,000; Jonathan Gold of LA Weekly won the same category in the circulation 150,000-300,000 division. In addition, Ron Russell of SF Weekly won first place in Food News Reporting, circulation 150,000-300,000. They will each receive a $300 cash prize.