Archive for April, 2011
Now that Ron Donoho has taken the helm as editor-in-chief at San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles (SDH/GL), I wanted to catch up with him and get the full scoop on where their glossy ship is sailing.
Five questions with Donoho’s responses as follow. He never loses his sense of humor and I enjoy working with him because he makes stories personable, honest and complete. Bring that reporter sense with years of editorial and online leadership experience and I’m excited to see what the future holds for one of my favorite magazines.
1) We’ve already seen a shift in the online presence at SDH/GL with the addition of your blog, eclub, an accessible roster of staff, etc. What has been your top priority in getting started in your new role as Editor?
As could be expected, my top priority has been to get picked to complete a High5 Q&A. After that, I’ll be acquainting myself with the players in the home-and-garden niche, and assessing how to bring my contacts — writers, photographers, bartenders — into the fold.
2) What is Eclub all about and how can companies get involved?
Eclub is a weekly subscription email with bonus tips on design, gardening and recipes. Anybody can sign up for it at sandiegohomegarden.com. Interestingly, we have found that the smartest people in town have gotten on the list.