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NJ Loses Beard to WaPo

Nearly a year to the very date that he arrived to NJ, David Beard is leaving for WaPo. He left the Boston Globe last year around this time to go to work for NJ as Digital Editorial Director.

Does Beard have ants in his pants? Could WaPo finally be getting serious about addressing their digital issues?

“It’s true!” confirmed NJ Spokeswoman Taylor West. “He’s been a valuable member of our team, but we’re very happy for his new opportunity. His excellent deputy, Alissa Swango, will take over the day-to-day operations of the digital team and will help us with the hunt for a Digital Editorial Director whose focus will be on long-term strategy. That search has already begun.”

Congratulations to Beard. The journo joins Terence Samuel, the beloved editor who also recently left NJ for WaPo.

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