Hamutal Dotan new EIC of Torontoist

Hamutal Dotan has replaced David Topping as the new editor-in-chief of news blog Torontoist. She’s joined by new deputy editor (and former Torontoist copy editor) Meg Campbell.

In an note, Dotan writes:

“If you’re already a fan and follower of the site: fret not. Though publications somehow seem to inevitably change with their editors, no radical changes are in the works. I’m hugely proud to have been a part of Torontoist for the last two years, and its strengths—sharp writing, heartfelt storytelling, and relentless curiousity about Toronto—will remain just that. The essence of this site, its DNA, is bigger than any editor.

“We will continue to develop and stretch ourselves: we’ll experiment with new content areas and try to expand the range of media we use; explore the boundaries of our hybrid sometimes blog–, sometimes magazine–style publication; try some things on for size and see how we fare. And if all goes well I hope to be able to say, in a little while, that Torontoist is truly as diverse as Toronto, that our staff and our stories represent the breadth and depth of life in this city we all love but often experience in different ways.”