Shaw Israel Izikson has been named Managing Editor for The Berkshire Edge, to substitute Terry Cowgill who is retiring immediately after far more than five yrs at “The Edge” and 20 yrs in journalism. The transition will acquire spot starting June 27.  Beginning on that date, Izikson will be reachable at [email protected]

Shaw Izikson

Izikson is an award-successful journalist, editor, and photographer originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He was the winner of the 2015 New England Superior Newspaper levels of competition in editorial producing.

Izikson served as editor of The Winsted Journal newspaper from 2014 to 2017. He was also editor of The Winsted Phoenix from 2019 to 2021, and most recently of The Nation Journal due to the fact late 2021. He has been in the journalism subject for extra than 20 yrs, setting up as a reporter for The Irregular newspaper in Kingfield, Maine. He worked at The Lakeville Journal business for 11 many years, working as a reporter at all 3 newspapers owned by the firm ahead of serving as editor for The Winsted Journal.

“Shaw is an professional and committed neighborhood journalist who is intimately common with the region,” mentioned Cowgill, who labored earlier with Izikson at The Lakeville Journal. “Readers rely on Shaw, both personally and skillfully. I’m confident The Edge’s newsroom is becoming left in extremely able fingers.”

Cowgill will proceed as an Edge contributor, even further examine images, and vacation with his wife Laura to go to their two little ones, both equally of whom live in the western United States.

Sawyer Bush

Beginning right now, June 13, 2022, Sawyer Bush joins The Edge as Copy Editor and Ari Jewell as Gatherings Editor.  Bush and Jewell will divide features previously performed by Assistant Controlling Editor Amy Krzanik, who has moved on to a place at Massachusetts College or university of Liberal Arts.

Bush will duplicate edit articles published by Edge workers and contributors, and put together them for publication.  A Berkshire County indigenous, he began operating in journalism as an Views Columnist for his superior faculty newspaper, The Hotchkiss Document. He holds a BA from Vassar College or university exactly where he studied political science, played guitar in several bands, and worked as the Thoughts Editor and subsequently the Managing Editor of the award-successful Miscellany Information. He can be achieved at [email protected]

Jewell will receive and evaluation all push releases sent to The Edge, and compose the everyday Bits & Bytes

Ari Jewell

column and the weekly Enterprise Briefs column.  Jewell will also oversee the procedure of the Edge on the net activities calendar. Jewell is a writer, musician, and Terrific Plains transplant primarily based in Northampton, Massachusetts. They graduated from Smith Faculty in 2022 with a degree in the Examine of Ladies and Gender. They can be attained at [email protected], the e mail deal with to which press releases should now be despatched.

Equally Bush and Jewell will also contribute content as reporters for The Edge.

“While we regret the reduction of Terry and Amy, who were being this kind of beneficial associates of our Edge workforce,” reported David Scribner, Edge Editor in Chief, “we are excited to carry these fantastic new talent to the assistance of our viewers.  We are also satisfied to create ability in our team to empower The Edge to carry on developing.”