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Philadelphia Weekly Announces appointment of new Editor in Chief, Stephen Segal.
March 21st, , 2012 Review Publishing is pleased to announce that Stephen H. Segal has been named editor in chief of the Philadelphia Weekly.
An award-winning, visionary editor and designer with experience in both journalism and book publishing, Segal—a resident of Philadelphia's Mt. Airy neighborhood since 2010—is a veteran of Review Publishing's InPittsburgh Weekly, where he was A&E editor and subsequently chief editor (1998-2001); WQED's Pittsburgh Magazine, where he was managing editor (2003-2005); and the venerable American science fiction & fantasy magazine Weird Tales, where as editorial & creative director (2006-2010) he undertook a top-to-bottom revamping of the publication, winning the Hugo Award in 2009.
Most recently, Segal is the editor and coauthor of the 2011 book Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture, published by Philadelphia's Quirk Books.
"The Philadelphia Weekly is a place where there are no limits to the sort of free-thinking, alternative journalism we can practice," Segal says. "Philly is the city that invented America, and Ben Franklin all but invented the American newspaper. With the media world currently in its biggest state of flux in generations, I think it's time to try doing both again."
Segal has also worked as a freelance book designer for clients including Tor Books/Macmillan, Viz Media, and Carnegie Mellon University; edited fiction and nonfiction for Quirk; and served on the executive board of the Interstitial Arts Foundation. A native of Atlantic City, Stephan lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Stacy.