A Bright New Beginning for The Fix
We have some important announcements to make about our future. Thank you to all our readers!
So much has happened since The Fix went live in March 2011 that it’s hard to believe we’re only just approaching our second birthday. Through the lens of a dedicated news magazine, we've sought to shed new light on the reality of addiction and, crucially, recovery. Whatever its manifestation, from alcohol to other drugs, from gambling to the Internet, addiction touches virtually all our families. But all too often, stigma and shame prevent plain talking about this critical subject—both the problems and the solutions, which positively transform millions of lives. We remain as committed as ever to putting that right.
And so, this spring, we’ll be launching a brand-new version of the site, right here at TheFix.com. Don’t worry—it will still include all of our most popular features. And The Fix will still boast your favorite established writers, while continuing to welcome new writers to find their voice in this field. But the relaunch will present our key content in a bold, cutting-edge design, repositioning our brand and adding a valuable range of extra resources. All will soon be revealed; we feel sure the new design will take The Fix forward like never before.
Sad to say, we’ll embark on this major change without Editor-in-Chief Mike Guy, who departs to pursue a new opportunity. Mike joined us in October 2011, moving up to the top job last June. His contribution can hardly be overstated. Under his stewardship, we've reached out to far more readers than ever; established our rehab Helpline, a white-glove service for people in crisis and their loved ones; initiated our important Professional Voices strand; run blockbuster stories like our exclusive interview with US Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske; and much more. We’re grateful to him and wish him every success in his next venture.
Stepping into his shoes to run the site is our new Editorial Director, Will Godfrey. He reports to Paul McCulley, Chairman of Recovery Media LLC, the parent company of The Fix. Will’s passion for our subject was sparked by a four-year spell working at a prison in his native London, where he co-founded and edited a magazine written by and for prisoners, many of whom were of course victims of addiction. He joined The Fix in New York before the site launched, has served as Managing Editor since October 2011, and has received a privileged introduction to the US recovery community in his time with us.
Other staff announcements include the expansion of the business development side of our operations, under our inspiring Helpline Director, Melanie Haber. And Senior Editor May Wilkerson takes over the reins of our Quick Fix news blog, where she’s been working with distinction over the past year. We'll keep you posted as the Fix team continues to develop.
One thing that won’t change is our heartfelt gratitude to all our readers; you have, after all, been the vital element in allowing this publication to prosper, and your spirited engagement is a large part of what makes life here compelling. These are exciting times for The Fix—with your help, we’re confident that the new era can be our best yet.