Dig Boston Names New Editor

july 19, 2012  04:55 pm
Dig Boston Names New Editor
Dig Boston has named J. Patrick Brown as editor, says a press release:

BOSTON, MA -- Effective immediately, J Patrick Brown has been promoted from Managing Editor to Editor.

J Pat, as he's affectionately known (and yes, his first name is simply the letter J) has been with Dig Boston since November 2009 when he became the token 24-year old intern. He came on full-time as the Dig's first Calendar Czar, and then moved on to Staff Writer, Associate Editor and eventually Managing Editor, filling many a desk drawer with piles of useless business cards. In April 2012, when previous Editor David Day departed, Publisher Jeff Lawrence decided to wear the editorial hat while a replacement was sought.

Lawrence explained, "During that period, J Pat literally reminded me every single day that he was running the department and therefore deserved the title. I told him to shut the fuck up and get to work. To my pleasant surprise, he did, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was suited for the role." J Pat was equally frank when asked about the transitional process. "Jeff's an asshole."

"Period." J Pat added after one of his trademark long uncomfortable pauses, before returning to his e-mail.

J Pat is originally from New Orleans, and moved to these colder climes to study English and Religion. He credits this long history of demonstrably terrible decision to the position he holds today.

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