Earlier today, July 26, former Mountain Xpress
ad man James Fisher
announced via Twitter and Facebook that he's been hired by the Asheville Citizen-Times
, a Gannett publication:
I'm advertising manager at new [C-Times] weekly, Asheville Scene! Start next week, can't wait!
Fisher, who most recently worked for WNC Magazine
, is the second longtime Xpress
staffer to get hired by the Citizen-Times
. A few weeks ago, award-winning Xpress
writer Mackensy Lunsford
announced she'll be working on the C-T
's newest venture, the Asheville Scene
. Here's what local blogger Ashvegas/Jason Sandford had to say:
With the hiring of former Verve editor Jess McCuan and Mountain Xpress food writer Mackensy Lunsford, the Asheville Citizen-Times is putting together a team that will produce a new entertainment publication. The publication will replace the current Take5, a tab that is inserted into the newspaper every Friday and distributed as a standalone product in boxes on downtown streets.
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