How Ray Shaw made an impression on one ACBJ reporter

Jennifer Nycz-Conner, a reporter at the Washington Business Journal, remembers one of the first times she met her boss, American City Business Journals chairman Ray Shaw, who died suddenly on Sunday. Nycz-Conner writes, “Our editor and friend John McCalla passed away very suddenly in 2007, and Ray and our former editor Beth Hunt found a […]

More remembrances of Ray Shaw

Two more editors of American City Business Journals papers have sent in their thoughts about Ray Shaw, the company’s chairman who died Sunday from complications related to a bee sting. Cindy Barth, the editor of the Orlando Business Journal: “When I first joined ACBJ as an intern, I had little knowledge about the company or […]

Editor: Shaw is the reason I stayed in business journalism

Sougata Mukherjee, the editor of the Triangle Business Journal, says that American City Business Journals chairman Ray Shaw is the reason why he has been in business journalism for 20 years. Shaw died Sunday morning. He had run American City for 20 years. Mukherjee says, “It was never what he said; for me it always […]

Former Dow Jones CEO remembers friend Shaw

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE I asked Warren Phillips, the chief executive officer of Dow Jones & Co. from 1975 to 1990, for some thoughts about his former colleague, Ray Shaw, who died suddenly Sunday. Shaw was president and chief operating officer under Phillips, but he retired in 1989 and then built American City Business Journals […]

Remembering Ray Shaw

Ray Shaw, the chairman of American City Business Journals who died suddenly Sunday at  the age of 75, reminded me of one of my grandfathers. He had a gruff exterior, but inside he was all heart. And he was the guiding person behind the success of one of the largest employers of business journalists in […]

ACBJ chairman Ray Shaw, 75

Jeff Drew of the Triangle Business Journal, one of the papers owned by American City Business Journals, has written an obituary about Ray Shaw, the company’s chairman who died Sunday morning. Drew writes, “In 1960, he began what would be a 29-year career at Dow Jones & Co., starting as a reporter at The Wall […]

ACBJ chairman Ray Shaw has died

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE Whitney Shaw and Kirk Shaw, the sons of American City Business Journals chairman Ray Shaw, sent out the following message to the company’s employees today: “We come to you today with hearts filled with both sadness and gratitude.  Our father, Ray Shaw, died early this morning from complications following a bee […]

ACBJ puts Book of Lists online

Charlotte-based American City Business Journals Inc., the parent company of 40 business weeklies across the country, has put one of its biggest money makers, the Book of Lists, on the Web. In addition to the content featured in the print version, the interactive Book of Lists provides the most currently available address, executive contact information, […]

More than 250 business journalism jobs lost in first six months

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE More than 250 business journalists lost their jobs due to media closings, layoffs or newsroom buyouts in the first six months of 2009, according to an analysis of the industry by the Carolina Business News Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The layoffs include the entire staff […]

Blog created to track ACBJ layoffs

A blog has started to track the layoffs at American City Business Journals papers. On May 1, some ACBJ employees were told that five newspapers within the chain would have layoffs: Charlotte, Boston, Seattle, Sacramento, Hawaii and San Francisco (which let go most, if not all, of the employees that had been transferred from the […]