NEW YORK, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) SourceMedia announced today that Daniel Hood has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Accounting Today, the leading information resource for tax and accounting professionals. As Editor-in-Chief, Hood will be responsible for expanding the group's digital and social media initiatives, leveraging SourceMedia's research capabilities to the benefit of the accounting profession, and developing innovative community-building programs.
"Dan is a thoughtful and creative editor who has the right experience and skills to lead Accounting Today to new heights of success," said John McCormick, editorial director for SourceMedia's Professional Services and Technology Groups. "He's been a critical component in many of the brand's innovations, and will enable Accounting Today to continue its impressive growth."
Hood was previously Accounting Today's Managing Editor. In the 15 years he served in that role, Hood helped steer the brand through a period of significant change and growth for the accounting profession. Accounting Today has twice been a finalist for a Jesse H. Neal Award, one of the most prominent awards programs for business journalism. The publication also has won an Excellence in Financial Journalism award from the New York State Society of CPAs.
"Having covered the profession for more than 15 years, I'm excited at the opportunity to help lead Accounting Today forward," said Hood. "With the strength of our brand and the growing reach of our digital and social media outlets, we're finding more ways than ever to get accountants the insight and information they need, and I'm looking forward to taking that to the next level."
Under Hood, Accounting Today's editorial agenda will focus on bringing its core audience of professional accountants more information and insight through an ever-expanding range of media -- adding in-depth research capabilities, creating more video and rich media content, developing more integrated special reports, and building community though live events and social media initiatives.
"Dan has been an invaluable asset to the brand and I am thrilled and excited about this next chapter for Accounting Today," said Rob Whitaker, SVP and Group Publisher. "Having worked closely with him for many years, I am confident that we will see great things with him at the helm."
A graduate of Georgetown University, Hood has served on the editorial staffs of the New York Daily News and The Wall Street Journal Europe. He is the author of five novels and a guidebook to New York City. Hood succeeds William Carlino, who has joined Transition Advisors, LLC as the managing director of the consultancy's National Consulting Service division.
About Accounting Today
Accounting Today, founded in 1987, is the premier information resource for the nation's tax and accounting community. The brand serves its audience through a diverse multi-media platform that includes a monthly print publication; an industry leading website featuring daily news, in-depth analysis, and a wide variety of rich media; multiple digital newsletters; live events; and proprietary research.
SourceMedia, an Investcorp company, is a business to business media company serving the financial industry and the related fields of professional services and technology. SourceMedia offers its clients and subscribers professional information services -- both print and digital -- industry-standard data applications, professional research, in-depth seminars and conferences, and specialized marketing services.