The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., has named Thad Ogburn as features editor. He got his start at the N&O on the copy desk after a stint as a reporter in Jacksonville, N.C., and went on to lead the North Raleigh News edition and the paper's education coverage. Thad was also a key player in the formative years of the American Copy Editors Society.
Congratulations to Thad. Not only is this a good move for the N&O, it's also a heartening sign to copy editors who wonder whether there's life beyond the desk.