In June of this year, staff writer Ryan Burns was promoted to news editor and Jennifer Fumiko Cahill joined the editorial team as arts and features editor. (Veteran Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Doran suffered a stroke in May and is still recovering.) Both Ryan and Jenn have done a wonderful job since Journal Editor Carrie Peyton Dahlberg cut her workload to half time in mid-June.
Effective at the end of this month, we are streamlining the editorial department and the position of editor is being eliminated. Ryan and Jenn will be co-editors going forward and will report directly to me as publisher.
Carrie has served us well. She joined the Journal in 2011 during a difficult time of editorial transition for this newspaper. Using her 36 years of experience as a professional journalist (23 of those years at the Sacramento Bee), she grew the quality of editorial content to the level of excellence you see today.
As publisher, I know I speak for the entire Journal staff in thanking Carrie for everything she has accomplished and we wish her the best.