Damon Cline, the business editor of the Augusta Chronicle, is leaving the paper to become public information specialist at the Medical College of Georgiaâ€™s Division of University Advancement.
In Monday’s paper, Cline writes, “My favorite assignment, without a doubt, has been covering business news for The Augusta Chronicle during the past decade. Ten years is not long compared to many journalism careers â€“ there are people who sit less than 50 feet from me who have been in the business nearly a half-century â€“ but it is the longest tenure of any business reporter/editor in modern history at The Chronicle, a publication known as ‘The Southâ€™s Oldest Newspaper.’
“The next crop of business journalists is ready to bring you the local financial news of the day. I leave the business section of this newspaper in the capable hands of senior business reporter Tim Rausch, who will be taking over in the interim while my full-time replacement is sought. Timâ€™s interim duties also include taking over this column, so, after I am gone, Scuttlebiz will live on.
“During my time in Augusta, Iâ€™ve seen a handful of PR shills try to make a buck by masquerading as business journalists. I can assure you that Tim and business reporter LaTina Emerson will continue to be your No. 1 source for local business news. No one else does it better, and you know it. Thatâ€™s why you keep coming back for real news day in, day out.”
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