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Globe promotes Most, tightens up features

Congrats to Doug Most, formerly the editor of the Globe Magazine, who's been named the paper's deputy managing editor/features.

Structurally, Most's appointment seems eminently sensible. (It also raises the question of why the Globe didn't have a features czar until now--better late than never, perhaps?) It can also be taken as an indication that Globe editor Marty Baron thinks the Globe will survive its current crisis--or at least, is determined to act as if it will.

Here's Baron's memo:

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To all:

I’m pleased to announce that Doug Most will become Deputy Managing
Editor/Features, with oversight of the "g" section, Sunday Arts &
Entertainment, Travel, and the magazine. In taking on this new assignment,
Doug will assume responsibilities now held by Fiona Luis and add some
others.

Fiona is leaving us on May 1 after 22 years of distinguished work at the
Globe. Most recently, she guided us exquisitely through creation of the “g”
section. Since she was named in 2002 to oversee what were then our key
features sections -- Living/Arts, Food, Calendar, Life at Home, Weekend,
and the Arts section on Sunday -- Fiona has led us through a period of
enormous change and constant reinvention while assuring that our coverage
remained lively and engaging.

In pulling Travel and the magazine under the same editorial umbrella as
"g," we hope to make the most efficient and effective use of all of our
features resources. Doug brings to the task a record of strong leadership,
along with his restless, creative energy. Doug became editor of the Globe
Magazine in November, 2003, and launched its redesign the following March,
securing the publication’s position as one of the most highly read
offerings in the Sunday Globe.

The magazine has won many regional and national design and editorial awards
during his time as its editor, and Doug has been a driving force behind a
range of innovation efforts companywide.

Doug’s successor as magazine editor will be named shortly.

Doug, 41, was born in Boston and raised in Rhode Island. A graduate of
George Washington University, he spent his first 10 years in journalism as
a newspaper reporter, first at the Rock Hill Herald in Rock Hill, S.C.,
then at the Daily Record in Morristown, NJ, and finally at the Bergen
Record in Hackensack, N.J. At the Bergen Record, he covered the horrifying
case of two teenagers from an affluent suburb who hid a pregnancy from
their parents and threw their baby into a trash bin, coverage that helped
win him the 1998 Journalist of the Year Award from the NJ Press
Association. Doug wrote a book about the crime, called "Always In Our
Hearts, The Story of Amy Grossberg, Brian Peterson, and the Baby They
Killed."

A freelance piece Doug wrote for Sports Illustrated about four young black
men who were shot by state troopers after a racial profiling stop on the
New Jersey Turnpike was selected to appear in the Best American Sports
Writing anthology and is now being made into a documentary film.

His next move was to Boston, as senior editor at Boston Magazine, where two
of his features appeared in Best American Crime Writing.

To all:

I’m pleased to announce that Doug Most will become Deputy Managing
Editor/Features, with oversight of the "g" section, Sunday Arts &
Entertainment, Travel, and the magazine. In taking on this new assignment,
Doug will assume responsibilities now held by Fiona Luis and add some
others.

Fiona is leaving us on May 1 after 22 years of distinguished work at the
Globe. Most recently, she guided us exquisitely through creation of the “g”
section. Since she was named in 2002 to oversee what were then our key
features sections -- Living/Arts, Food, Calendar, Life at Home, Weekend,
and the Arts section on Sunday -- Fiona has led us through a period of
enormous change and constant reinvention while assuring that our coverage
remained lively and engaging.

In pulling Travel and the magazine under the same editorial umbrella as
"g," we hope to make the most efficient and effective use of all of our
features resources. Doug brings to the task a record of strong leadership,
along with his restless, creative energy. Doug became editor of the Globe
Magazine in November, 2003, and launched its redesign the following March,
securing the publication’s position as one of the most highly read
offerings in the Sunday Globe.

The magazine has won many regional and national design and editorial awards
during his time as its editor, and Doug has been a driving force behind a
range of innovation efforts companywide.

Doug’s successor as magazine editor will be named shortly.

Doug, 41, was born in Boston and raised in Rhode Island. A graduate of
George Washington University, he spent his first 10 years in journalism as
a newspaper reporter, first at the Rock Hill Herald in Rock Hill, S.C.,
then at the Daily Record in Morristown, NJ, and finally at the Bergen
Record in Hackensack, N.J. At the Bergen Record, he covered the horrifying
case of two teenagers from an affluent suburb who hid a pregnancy from
their parents and threw their baby into a trash bin, coverage that helped
win him the 1998 Journalist of the Year Award from the NJ Press
Association. Doug wrote a book about the crime, called "Always In Our
Hearts, The Story of Amy Grossberg, Brian Peterson, and the Baby They
Killed."

A freelance piece Doug wrote for Sports Illustrated about four young black
men who were shot by state troopers after a racial profiling stop on the
New Jersey Turnpike was selected to appear in the Best American Sports
Writing anthology and is now being made into a documentary film.

His next move was to Boston, as senior editor at Boston Magazine, where two
of his features appeared in Best American Crime Writing.

Doug lives in Jamaica Plain with his wife, xxxxx, a social worker,
and two children, xxxxx and xxxxx.

Marty

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