Charlotte Business Journal publisher to retire at end of year

Jeannie Falknor, the publisher of the Charlotte Business Journal, announced Tuesday that she plans to retire at the end of the year. A story on the paper’s Web site stated, “Falknor is the 22-year-old paper’s longest-serving publisher. She joined American City Business Journals Inc. in 1997 as associate publisher in Charlotte. She was named publisher […]

ACBJ to combine two California papers

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE The American City Business Journals will merge its East Bay Business Times with the San Francisco Business Times, staffers were told on Thursday. The Oct. 10 issue will be the East Bay paper’s last issue. Subscribers will get the San Francisco paper beginning with the Oct. 17 issue. Former East Bay […]

Atlanta Biz Chronicle launches financial news blog, plans others

The Atlanta Business Chronicle has launched a new blog called “Dollars & Sense” that will cover the local financial community and plans to launch similar blogs in the coming weeks. Banking and finance writer Joe Rauch writes, “The paper is launching a series of industry news blogs, updated regularly by the paper’s editorial staff, with […]

ACBJ exec: No current plans to replicate planned Seattle tech site

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE Kent Bernhard, the vice president of editorial at American City Business Journals, said Thursday that there are no plans to replicate across the company what its Seattle weekly business paper is doing by creating a Web site that covers technology. The Puget Sound Business Journal, which is one of the 41 […]

Puget Sound Business Journal to start tech news Web site

The Puget Sound Business Journal  announced Tuesday it will launch a technology news site and online community led by veteran journalists Todd Bishop and John Cook, the two tech reporters it hired away from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer “We intend to build the region’s pre-eminent technology news source, filled with breaking news and useful data, and […]

Former Atlanta daily biz columnist joins Atlanta business weekly

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE Maria Saporta, who wrote a business column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 17 years and worked at the paper for more than two decades, will begin writing her column for the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Saporta’s last day at the Atlanta daily was Aug. 29 after taking the paper’s buyout offer. Her […]

Honolulu business weekly overhauls Web site

Jim Kelly, the editor of the Pacific Business News weekly newspaper in Honolulu, writes about the paper’s redesigned Web site. Kelly writes, “The biggest change is the dominance of Hawaii business news at the top of our home page. The redesign eliminated the advertising banner at the top of the page, providing more room for […]

Portland Business Journal launches new Web site design

The Portland Business Journal introduced a new Web site that emphasizes more local news, writes associate editor Lloyd Woods. Woods writes, “Eventually, we plan to include short video clips highlighting such activities as our monthly breakfast speakers and events such as the corporate philanthropy awards. “You may have also noticed that we recently added the […]

New Mexico biz paper promotes editor to publisher, ME to editor

The New Mexico Business Weekly, an American City Business Journals paper, has promoted editor Nancy Salem to the role of publisher, according to a story. Kathi Schroeder has been promoted to editor. The story states, “Salem is a veteran journalist with more than three decades of experience. She came to the Business Weekly from the […]

New ME named at Austin Business Journal

Tony Quesada has joined the Austin Business Journal as managing editor, according to a story in the paper. The story stated, “Quesada, who replaced Colin Pope after he was promoted to editor, will oversee daily operations in the newsroom. “Quesada has been a reporter and editor at four newspapers in his 12-year career, including assistant […]