OLD Media Moves

Dallas Biz Journal publisher leaves for job at HQ running Internet site

November 7, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

Huntley Paton, who has been the publisher of the Dallas Business Journal for 11 years and was its editor before that, is leaving for a job at the paper’s headquarters in Charlotte to become executive editor of bizjournals.com.

Huntley PatonDallas Business Journal staff writer Lauren D’Avolio wrote, “‘I’m excited about the chance to go back and work on editorial content and development exclusively. That’s my background and my strongest area of talent,’ Paton said. ‘This is a completely unique opportunity, really beyond what I would have hoped.’

“Paton intends to make the DBJ’s Web site, along with all others in the American City Business Journals chain, a first-choice destination for businesspeople in Dallas and nationwide.

“New leadership in the publisher’s position will be good for the DBJ and its readership, Paton said, because it allows for more innovation.

“‘I think the DBJ is one of the best business journals in America. The product the newsroom provides is a reflection of a great market,’ Paton said. ‘It doesn’t really get any better than Dallas as a business city.'”

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