for a broadcast trade publication involves its own unique skill set.
of us are “radio people” who find ourselves working in non-broadcast media.
Whereas we may have grown up with the idea of working in a station, we have had
to adapt to writing for print and the multimedia formats of the Internet. Some
are technologists who have had to learn about publishing; others are journalists
who have had to learn about radio and broadcast technology. You can’t do the
job right without both journalism and technology expertise.
enjoy the various personality types drawn to the task, yet our editors tend to
share certain traits. They’re bright, they’re curious. They like learning, and
having new challenges each day. They enjoy passing that information to others.
mention all this because I have some editorial changes at Radio World to tell
say a fond adieu to our long-time colleague T. Carter Ross, who served NewBay
Media and IMAS Publishing for 18 years, most recently as editorial director of
our division’s broadcast publications and editor in chief of Radio World’s
has contributed to the success of Radio World in important ways, many of which
are not immediately apparent to U.S. readers. Carter leaves the industry for
another opportunity but will stay on as a valued freelance contributor (he
wrote about trends in global digital radio in our March 14 issue).Carter, laissez les bons temps rouler.
his departure, I take on the title of broadcast editorial director while
retaining that of editor in chief of Radio World.
Radio World International Editor in Chief Marguerite
means in addition to continuing my editorial leadership at RW (16 years this
summer!) and RW Engineering Extra, I now have a management role in Radio World
International, Radio World América Latina and Radio World Édition Francophone, as
well as our sister publications Radio magazine; TV Technology and its international
siblings TVT Europe and TVT Asia/Pacific; News Central; Government Video
magazine; the NAB Show Daily News; and the electronic newsletters and special
projects that those publications include.
strong team of veteran editors who lead those titles continue to do so. They
include Tom Butts, Terry Hanley, Michael LeClair, Deborah McAdams, Rogelio
Ocampo, Chriss Scherer and J.J. Smith. And I remain very much involved in Radio
to report that Marguerite Clark returns to NewBay Media, becoming editor-in-chief
of Radio World International and executive editor of TV Technology Europe.
most recently worked in public relations for Wall Street Communications; prior
to that she was editor of Radio World International for 12 years. Based in
Paris, she’s a veteran of the international broadcast scene, a multi-lingual
communications professional with “feet on the ground” in Europe. (In fact NewBay
has made several other moves in Europe, where the company sees opportunity and
is committed to building further.)
Radio World Associate Editor Alexis Hauk
the staff of Radio World’s U.S. edition — the one you’re reading — also expands
with the addition of Alexis Hauk as associate editor.
joins us from The New Bedford Standard-Times, where she was a features writer. Alexis
also has worked at the Fund for Theological Education and The Anson Record, freelanced
for the Boston Phoenix and interned at the Carter Presidential Center. She
holds a bachelor’s of arts in English, creative writing and Italian studies
from Emory University, as well as a masters in publishing and writing from
Emerson College. She’ll be based here at our Washington-area regional
Former Broadcast Editorial Director T. Carter Ross,
doing his best Hunter S. Thompson.
brings to four the staff of editors who produce Radio World every two weeks,
including News Editor/Washington Bureau Chief Leslie Stimson, Gear &
Technology Editor Brett Moss and myself.
editorial department also features the creative work of Karina Gerardi, James
O’Neal, Erin Shipps and Brian Smith. All told, we’re an editorial staff of 16, not
counting many talented freelancers, columnists and advisers — a superb team of
smart, hard-working people with a unique blend of technology, journalism and
of us will be at the NAB Show. If you attend, say hi.
manager, I value change when it’s productive. Yet I like to come at it from a
foundation of stability. Some organizations seem to advocate change for its own
sake, a mindset that, in my view, often undercuts stability and can lead to
chaos — or at least a great deal of unnecessary effort.
stability and professionalism that have been hallmarks of Radio World and its
sister editorial publications over the years are points of pride for me and my
colleagues. But this is your
publication. I always want to hear from you — about how we might improve RW and
help you in your job and career. Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.