Grid Magazine Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief

Grid welcomes Jon McGoran as editor-in-chief.The following press release can also be downloaded as a PDF or word file.

PHILADELPHIA – March 18, 2013 – Grid magazine, the award-winning monthly print publication focused on sustainability issues and initiatives in the Greater Philadelphia area, is proud to welcome Jon McGoran as editor-in-chief. Alex Mulcahy, the magazine’s founder, will remain at the helm as publisher.

"Jon's entire career has been devoted to writing and building community,” says Mulcahy. “Adding his talent to our pages and his personality to our team is truly exciting, and will give us the firepower to cover Philadelphia's amazing sustainability scene even better."

As communications director at Weavers Way Co-op in Northwest Philadelphia, McGoran had been editor of The Shuttle for more than 20 years, building it from a member newsletter to a highly regarded monthly newspaper covering Northwest Philadelphia community news, issues surrounding food, agriculture, sustainability and more. During that time, he has also worked as an advocate for co-op development, urban farming, and labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. A published author, his newest book is Drift, an ecological thriller about GE crops and the blurring line between food and pharmaceuticals. Drift will be launched at a book release party July 9 at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.

“I will definitely miss Weavers Way. It’s been my home and my family for a very long time,” says McGoran. “But I’m tremendously excited to be joining Grid. Like so many people, I’ve been a big fan since the magazine started. I am thrilled to become a part of it.” Contact Jon McGoran at

Since 2008, Grid has been covering Philadelphia’s blossoming sustainability movement in a way that empowers and connects our readers. Beyond the helpful how-tos, Grid explains complex issues – whether they be economic, environmental or social – in a way that is straightforward and easy to understand. For more about Grid visit  Celebrating its twentieth anniversary, Red Flag Media is an independent magazine publisher based in Philadelphia. In addition to Grid, it produces two monthly music magazines – Decibel and MAGNET– and provides design, production and prepress services to other small publishers.