OLD Media Moves

Baltimore Sun names new editor to oversee business coverage

May 1, 2009

The Baltimore Sun, which earlier this week laid off dozens in its newsroom, has reorganized its structure, leading to Tim Wheatley being named head of cover about “Money & Spending,” according to a memo posted on the Romenesko site.

The memo states, “While much of Tim’s career has been spent in sports, he was also AME/Business at the Indianapolis Star and responsible for coverage of the Conseco bankruptcy, Eli Lilly and the downsizing of the auto industry. He brings a broad approach to story development and knows how to surround an issue, providing readers with greater context.”

Former business editor Trif Alatzas, who had been in that role for nine months, now oversees sports coverage.

The memo states, “As business editor for the past nine months, Trif has been known for his great sense for news and for knowing how to develop sources that deepen our readers’ knowledge and understanding of stories. Bringing that type of experience and drive will enhance our Sports coverage, particularly with a greater emphasis for breaking news online. He has been an outstanding editor, helping guide coverage of the Constellation Energy Group and quickly mobilized the staff around coverage of the economic meltdown last fall and Wall Street’s collapse.”

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