Chris Shott has only been gone for a few days, really, but already Washington City Paper editor Mike Schaffer announces his replacement as food editor and Young & Hungry writer: Jessica Sidman of Dining Bisnow. In his internal memo, Schaffer explains the choice of hiring a "scoop machine" for the gig:
When we interviewed her, I was particularly impressed with her not being hung up in the old-school, Voice of God restaurant reviewer model of food writing, instead producing journalism for a world where outlets compete to break news, make provocative arguments, and deliver conceptual scoops to a readership that's more engaged with food than ever.
Sidman tells Eater that she gets started at the City Paper on May 21, and her last day at Bisnow is May 11. She will not be anonymous and promises to explain more on that when she officially takes over the Young & Hungry mantle.