From the media-covering-media desk: Kevin Allman, novelist, playwright, critic and, until he moved back to New Orleans, a good friend and occasional contributor to WW
, announced on his blog
yesterday that he's accepted a position at Gambit Weekly
, the state's finest alternative newsweekly. The top position, actually. From the paper's blog
Veteran journalist, blogger, novelist and playwright Kevin Allman joins the staff of Gambit Weekly next week, taking the helm as editor. He replaces Clancy DuBos, who will remain on staff as the political editor. DuBos co-owns the paper with his wife, publisher and CEO Margo DuBos, and is chairman of Gambit Communications Inc.
“I've read Gambit Weekly since I came to town in 1993, and I'm really pleased and thankful to be offered the opportunity to join the paper's editorial team,” Allman says. “New Orleans in 2008 is an exciting place and time to be a journalist. There's great work being done at the city's papers, on its TV news and on the local blogs, and they're working together in interesting ways — some ways that are actually ahead of the rest of the nation in their hyper-local focus. I'm looking forward to suiting up and joining the fray.”
Portland readers will remember Kevin, who moved to Portland after Hurricane Katrinia, for his reviews of restaurants
and dogged media criticism
. We're sure he'll accomplish great things at Gambit
. Congratulations, Kevin!