Revolving doors! The Boston Phoenix has named a new editor. The Phoenix notes that Lance Gould, a veteran New York journalist, will begin his tenure in Boston in late April. The former editor at the Daily News and Spy magazine (Unfunny Years edition), comes from a stint at Radar and replaces Bill Jensen, "who left the Phoenix to become director of online operations for Village Voice Media" (where he spends his time conspiring against editors and writing crazy-ass essays.) But times, oh they have changed for the alt weeklies.
Phoenix Executive Editor Peter Kadzis says of Gould:
His recent work at Radar, where a premium was placed on the interdependence of print and online, will serve him particularly well at the Phoenix as we continue to work toward maximizing the convergence of our print, online, and radio content."
How perfect is that? Radar is now the ne plus ultra of alt-weeklies! Congratulations, Lance! Good luck trying to put out a publication that comes out more frequently that every three months. Oh also good luck with crrraaaazy management!