Weld for Birmingham has accepted the resignation of Glenny Brock as Editor-in-Chief. Brock’s departure from Weld is effective immediately. Weld Managing Editor Jesse Chambers will assume Brock’s responsibilities on an interim basis, as the company conducts a search for a new Editor-in-Chief.
“Glenny is a talented editor and an excellent writer,” Weld Publisher Mark Kelly said. “She played an important role in the birth of Weld, and certainly in the success we have enjoyed to date in establishing ourselves in the local media market. As she makes this decision to pursue other opportunities and to devote more time to writing a book, we support her and wish her the best.”
Kelly acknowledged that Brock’s resignation comes at a time when Weld is preparing to announce some changes to both its online and print components. The timing of the departure is “regrettable,” but will not affect implementation of the company’s plans, he said.
“The changes we’re making are in keeping with the founding objective of Weld,” said Kelly. “Weld is adapting the concept of the alternative weekly newspaper to the media realities of the digital present and future. That means moving in a very strategic fashion from being a newspaper with a website to being a website with a newspaper.
“Staying on the leading edge of that curve is how we’re going to continue to best serve the needs of our readers and advertisers,” Kelly added. “It’s also the path to building real value in our company, both financially and as a unique community resource.”