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Keough, business journal pioneer, dies at 81

July 15, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Donald Keough

Donald Keough, who helped launch weekly business newspapers around the country, died earlier this week at the age of 81.

Keough was key player in the development of more than 20 local business newspapers around the country. He was the founding editor of the Kansas City Business Journal. He founded American City Business Journals in the early 1980s with backing from investors. He later was editor and publisher of the San Francisco Business Times.

Keough was also an influential player in the business journal operation run by Mark Vittert, who founded the Philadelphia Business Journal, in the early 1980s.

In 1989, when he was publisher of the Los Angeles Business Journal, he resigned to move to Australia to run a business publishing venture. In Australia, Keough headed Regional Business Newspapers Ltd., a new company that launched a weekly business paper in Brisbane.

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