The big news this week in the world of numismatic literature is the retirement of longtime Coin World editor Beth Deisher. Here's are some excerpts from the Coin World announcement.
Beth Deisher, Coin World's longest-serving editor, will retire effective April 30.
"The time has come to open a new chapter in my life," Deisher said. "I have every confidence that Steve Roach will lead Coin World to greater and more exciting endeavors that will attract new readers as well as continue to engage our loyal and longtime readers."
Deisher has led the editorial staff at Coin World for 27 years, receiving the editor baton from Margo Russell on March 1, 1985.
She joined the Coin World staff in 1981 as news editor and served as executive editor before being tapped to lead its editorial team. Her first assignment with Amos Press Inc. was as news editor of the Sidney Daily News, which she joined in January of 1977.
Deisher is author of Making the Grade – A Grading Guide to the Top 50 Most Widely Collected U.S. Coins, has supervised updates of six editions of Coin World's Almanac and was founding editor of Coin World's Guide to U.S. Coins, Prices & Value Trends published annually since 1989.
She is a fellow of the American Numismatic Society and holds memberships in many state, regional and national numismatic organizations, including the American Numismatic Association. In 2010 ANA recognized her contributions to numismatics by bestowing its highest honor, the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award. She was awarded the Numismatic Literary Guild's Clemy Award in 1995 and received the Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Journalistic Excellence in 2006.
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Deisher retires as editor of Coin World effective April 30
Good luck, Beth - well miss you!
And here's some background on CW's new editor. Welcome!
Steven R. Roach, 32, is the new editor of Coin World, effective May 1.
Roach is the fourth editor to lead the editorial staff in the 52-year history of the numismatic hobby's leading publication. He replaces Beth Deisher, whose retirement is effective April 30, culminating 27 years as editor and 31 years with Coin World.
Steve Collins, vice president, operations, of Amos Hobby Publishing, announced Roach's promotion April 23. He said: "The same forces of innovation and globalization that have reshaped business are now transforming our niche publishing area and Coin World's future will see rapid change in the way content is published and disseminated. These are exciting times in publishing and with Steve as editor we are committed to keeping Coin World flexible, innovative, and open to the very best and most productive ideas."
Roach began regularly writing for Coin World as a monthly columnist in 2006 and joined the staff full time in 2009 as associate editor. "I've been reading Coin World since I was a 10-year-old coin collector, so to now lead the publication as it expands its reach and influence through new media channels is tremendously exciting," Roach said.
During the past three years he has led the Coin Values pricing analyst team and has written the weekly Market Analysis column. In addition, he has covered legislative and legal issues, including daily coverage of the Langbord 1933 Saint-Gaudens double eagle trial in July 2011.
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Steven R. Roach selected as next editor of Coin World
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