Folio Weekly Editor Anne Schindler to Depart

may 16, 2012  05:19 pm
Folio Weekly Editor Anne Schindler to Depart
Folio Weekly Editor and AAN Editorial Chair Anne Schindler will depart after 17 years with the paper to become Executive Producer of Special Projects at Jacksonville broadcaster First Coast News:
Schindler, who started at Folio Weekly in 1995 as a reporter, clawed her way up the corporate ladder – or the hemp-based alt-weekly equivalent – to become editor in 2003. Under her stewardship, the paper has won 20 writing awards from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, including three in the Investigative Reporting category.

Folio Weekly publisher Dave Brennan, though "bummed" to see Schindler leave, is enthusiastic about the publication's trajectory – particularly a new website roll-out in late summer/early fall.

"We've got a great publication and a solid future in the Northeast Florida. Anne leaves a great legacy at Folio Weekly and will help shape the future of Folio Weekly as an integral part of our search committee for our next editor. he says. "I wish Anne nothing but the best, and know she will be an asset for First Coast News."

Schindler started her alt-weekly career as an intern at the now-defunct Twin Cities Reader under David Carr.

"I've had a fabulous time at Folio Weekly and leave with nothing but great memories, a pile of lessons learned, and a not insignificant amount of dirt on my coworkers," Schindler tells AAN. "At the same time, I'm excited to peek under to skirt of the corporate world, and avail myself of television's sizable microphone. I hope to continue to produce investigative journalism with an edge, and will continue to be the biggest advocate (and fan) of longform alternative journalism."

The paper has begun its search for a new editor.

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