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Evans to Form New Electronic Publishing Product Development

Magazine article Information Today

Evans to Form New Electronic Publishing Product Development

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Ross Evans, who has been the principal architect for Congressional Quarterly's acclaimed Washington Alert online service, announced that he will be leaving CQ to form his own consulting and contracting venture.

"I look forward to trying out my own wings," Evans said. "At the same time, it is difficult to let go of the product I have nurtured for more than a dozen years. I am confident that I leave it in good hands, however. David Rapp, CQ's new editor of New Media, is both an accomplished journalist and a visionary manager. He and I have worked hand-in-glove to assure a smooth transition when I leave."

In announcing Evans' departure at CQ, Rapp noted that Evans had been part of Washington Alert's management since development of its first-generation service began in 1982. "Then, in the late 1980s, he stepped into a visionary role as architect and principal champion of the second generation of Washington Alert. This completely redesigned service used a then-untested product of Personal Library Software for so-called 'natural language' searching, a concept that few others in the industry knew about or were willing to try. Ross not only made it work for Washington Alert but then carried the message to the outside world, helping give CQ a nationwide reputation for leading-edge database design and development," Rapp said. …

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