Magazine article Communication World

From the Editor

Magazine article Communication World

From the Editor

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I recently heard from Cliff McGoon, who served as the editor of Communication World before my predecessor, Gloria Gordon. I've had the opportunity to work with Cliff over the years and was delighted to learn that he is now a successful mystery book writer. It made me think about how changes are evolutionary and, while difficult at first, can lead to delightful surprises.

Change is in the air at Communication World. After three years, Associate Editor Raha Naddaf is moving on to the world of consumer magazines. It's been an honor to work with this young woman who has made such meaningful contributions to both the magazine and our online newsletter, CW Bulletin. We'll miss her kind heart, keen intellect and wicked sense of humor. And as sad as I am to lose her to the New York world of publishing, I'm thankful that her experience at IABC gave her the skills and knowledge she needed to move on in her career.

Change continues with our new custom publishing partners at Grayton, headed up by the dynamic Sheila Tomkowiak. As we put the focus on the business side of our magazine, too, we welcome the guidance of veteran Greg Farman, our new advertising director. Our new team has started in on some changes that we've termed evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. Starting with the cover, you'll notice a slight reorganization of the page, a larger photograph and larger type. In fact, you'll notice larger type throughout much of the magazine. So I feel that I am finally responding to those polite but pointed letters that suggested a magnifying glass was needed to make readable some basic things, like the authors' bios. …

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