When I announced Dr. Jillian Weiss' promotion to the Bilerico Project Editorial Team last week, I also hinted that there were more upcoming changes in the works. Today I'm proud to announce the latest tweak to our operations.
After the Ron Gold controversy, we realized that we needed a better way to evaluate new contributor applications. At the time, it was the Ed Team that decided who got to join based almost exclusively on their writing capabilities. Because it takes so much time to run a large site like TBP, we often let that task suffer and didn't do any real vetting.
I'm proud to announce today that we're establishing the Editorial Advisory Board. Father Tony, Waymon Hudson, and Michael Crawford will be stepping down from the Ed Team to join the EAB when the group formally begins on May 1. Alex, Jill, Jerame and I will remain in charge of editing, formatting, proofreading, and scheduling all content.
So who are the 13 contributors we've chosen for our inaugural board and what will their duties be? Find out after the jump.