North Coast Journal Editor Resigns
february 7, 2011 01:13 pm
Hank Sims, who was replaced as editor
of North Coast Journal
just over a week ago, has resigned
The Humboldt County, Calif. publication recently brought in San Francisco Chronicle
reporter Tom Abate as editor, relegating Sims to web editor, a move that publisher Judy Hodgson declined to call a demotion in a radio interview
Hodgson sent the following statement today:
Hank Sims resigned Friday after more than seven years as a staff writer, editor and web software engineer for the North Coast Journal. He asked that no public announcement be made. We respect his wishes and regret his loss to the Journal family and readers.
freelancer Jennifer Savage writes
The guy has class. I continue to be blown away by how well he keeps his cool, is able to talk down even the most rabid of complainers without losing his temper or his sincerity. I’m sure his standards will remain top shelf regardless of what role he takes next. I know those of us with the good fortune to inhabit the same space will continue to come away better for it.
Sims was also a member of AAN's editorial committee.