OLD Media Moves

ACBJ’s coverage of NY and Chicago part of plan to serve national audience

September 2, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

On Friday, Talking Biz News posted an item about how American City Business Journals had hired a well-known Chicago business journalist to help it start covering business news in that market.

In addition, ACBJ will begin covering New York business news as well. The Charlotte-based owner of business newspapers has papers in 40 markets, but Chicago and New York’s business newspapers are owned by Crain’s.

We asked Emory Thomas, the chief content officer for ACBJ and the former editor of its Seattle paper, for an explanation about its strategy.

Thomas replied Saturday night with the following:

Our New York and Chicago coverage will appear on dropdowns off the bizjournals site, just like the rest of our business coverage in all our other cities. Not going to comment on specifics of staffing or coverage. Important to note, though, that our effort here is substantially about serving the existing national audience we have for ACBJ content on digital platforms.

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