Media Moves

Biz editor elected town mayor steps down

December 10, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Jan Moore, the business editor of the Statesboro Herald in Georgia who last week was elected the town’s mayor, is stepping down from her position at the paper.

Moore writes, “As far as the weekly column that I write, I am going to continue to write it every other week on a freelance basis. As I said in a letter to the editor in this past Sunday’s paper, I will no longer be an employee of the Statesboro Herald and will not be its business editor.

“I will miss it, because serving as business editor has been one of the most gratifying jobs I have ever held. I had the absolute pleasure of getting to know our business community from the inside out and was afforded great access to it.

“I have laughed over the years about how much I have been told ‘off the record’ that I could not report — so much so that publisher Jim Healy said if I were to report everything that I had been told, it would be the greatest selling paper of all time, and also the last.

“Thank you for your support of the business section, and I promise it only has better days to come.”

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