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Radio World Editorial Staff Expands

Some changes and growth to tell you about at RW and NewBay

Working for a broadcast trade publication involves its own unique skill set.

Some 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.

I 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.

I mention all this because I have some editorial changes at Radio World to tell you about.

First we 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 international edition.

Carter 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.

With 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 Clark

That 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.

The 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 World itself.

I’m delighted to report that Marguerite Clark returns to NewBay Media, becoming editor-in-chief of Radio World International and executive editor of TV Technology Europe.

Marguerite 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

Meanwhile, 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.

She 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 headquarters.

Former Broadcast Editorial Director T. Carter Ross, doing his best Hunter S. Thompson.

Alexis 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.

Our 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 international experience.

Most of us will be at the NAB Show. If you attend, say hi.

As a 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.

The 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 [email protected].