Doug Evans of Fox 5 in Atlanta takes a look at the story ofÂ Maria Saporta, the former Atlanta Journal-Constitution business columnist who took the paper’s buyout last month and now writes for the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Evans writes, “Reporter Maria Saporta is writing a new story for her own life.Â Just last month she took a voluntary separation from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution — leaving the beleaguered newspaper business to strike out on her own.
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“‘You are in the first office I’ve ever had.Â I’ve always been in a newsroom,’ said Saporta.
“Boxes on the floor, no pictures on the walls and yet her new office has a Peachtree Street address.
“She has landed well.Â A full page ad in the Atlanta Business Chronicle trumpets that they have snagged her for contributing reports. The business writer is now in the business of freelance business journalism.”
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