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From AJR,   September 1997  issue

Changing of the Guard   

By Rem Rieder
Rem Rieder (rrieder@ajr.umd.edu) is AJR's editor and senior vice president.      

I'm pleased to announce that Debra Durocher is joining AJR as assistant managing editor. Durocher, 26, an AJR contributor and onetime world class editorial assistant at the magazine, is leaving The New Republic , where she also held the AME title.

Her duties will include editing the Free Press section of the magazine and writing the Bylines column.

I'm less than pleased to announce that her predecessor, Suzan Revah , is leaving. Revah, 26, like Durocher a star AJR editorial assistant and former New Republic editor, has been our associate editor for three years.

Revah will become associate editor of news.com , a division of CNET , an online news service covering technology based in San Francisco.

Revah has made enormous contributions to AJR, both as a talented professional and as a wonderful human being. She will be missed, but she's been talking about her dream of moving to San Francisco for as long as we can remember, and we wish her well.

And if she really has to leave, I can't imagine a better successor than Durocher, an exceedingly talented journalist who has remained part of the AJR family during her TNR stint.

La Suz, I know I speak for everyone here when I wish you the best of everything always. And don't miss any deadlines when you file your Free Press pieces.

Deb, welcome back. I know you'll have a huge, and positive, impact on the magazine.