Framingham, Mass.â€”Dan Hirsh has taken charge as the new publisher of IDG Communicationsâ€™ Network World. Hirsh was previously publisher of Reed Business Informationâ€™s Design News. John Gallant, previously president of Network World, was named CEO of the publication in October. Together, Gallant and Hirsh succeed to duties formerly held by Evilee Ebb, who had been CEO-publisher of the publication since 1999. Ebb left IDG in October and plans to join 1105 Media later this month.