OLD Media Moves

Atlanta paper biz editor becomes editorial editor

April 13, 2009

Andre Jackson, the business editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will become the paper’s editorial editor, according to an announcement Monday.

Jackson joined the paper as an editorial writer last year after being business editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He became the business editor in Atlanta in August 2008 after the paper went through a reorganization.

The paper has since folded its standalone business section during the week into the A section.

Jackson, who is stepping down later this month a board member of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, had overseen business news coverage at the Post-Dispatch since spring 2001.

Jackson joined the Post-Dispatch in 1987 as a general assignment reporter, covering events ranging from presidential campaigns to a Ku Klux Klan rally. He also worked on special projects, including series on race relations and minority construction contractors. Before becoming AME for business, he was a team leader in business and an editor on the city desk.

Jackson holds an MBA degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University.

In his new role, Jackson will convene the editorial board and write columns. Read more here. Former editorial editor Cynthia Tucker is moving to Washington to write a column.

DISCLOSURE: I am a former Atlanta Journal-Constitution business reporter, and I have worked with Jackson on some business journalism educational projects.

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