Hanky time -- today is Judy Berman's last day as editor of Open Salon. Judy is leaving us to blog full time about arts and culture at Flavorpill.
Since she took over from Thomas Rogers last year, Judy's impressed us with her consistently high standards and excellent judgment. She's really led a charge to find better ways to display and promote great Open content on Salon. She's also been simply a lovely person to work with -- if you had any interaction with her at all, I know you'll agree. Bye, Judy! We'll miss you!
Her replacement is already on deck, extricating herself from her current employment, and limbering up for her chance at the plate. In the meantime, you're getting a throwback: Thomas Rogers, the last Open editor, is freeing himself up for a few weeks from Books and Food duty at Salon to step back into Open. He's his usual bubbly, Canadian self: