Google has great fun with its April Fool's Day press releases. Among this year's, for example, was an announcement of the debut of Gmail Paper. But now the company is having to convince people it's serious about another piece of news: A three-foot python is on the loose in its New York offices.
Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.