News | 06/14/2001 4:00 am EDT
Debbie Lawes is stepping down as publisher and managing editor of Decima Publishing on June 27 to launch a new writing venture related to science and technology research. Lawes has been associated with Decima publications since 1992. During her tenure as a journalist and later as senior editior, she helped launch Canadian Communications Reports (1993), Report on Wireless (1997) and Canadian NEW MEDIA (1998). She will continue to work with Decima as a consultant and editorial advisor. Suceeding her as publisher will be Mario Mota, who has been working at the Canadian Association of Broadcasters as its director of specialty and pay television policy. Prior to joining the CAB, Mota was editor of Canadian Communications Reports. A graduate of Carleton University’s journalism program, he also worked as a freelance writer and editor in Ottawa, and as a business reporter with The Whitehorse Star in the Yukon.