Michael Russell, whoÂ helped startÂ the Kansas City Business Journal and Wichita Business Journal in the 1980s, died Sunday. He was 69.
The papers later became part of the American City Business Journals chain.
A Kansas City Business Journal story states, “In 1982, Russell and William Worley started the Kansas City Business Journal. In a 2007 interview, Russell said that after having the idea pitched to him and reading a stack of issues of the St. Louis Business Journal , he was hooked.
“Russell and Terry Scanlon created the Wichita Business Journal in 1986.
“The Kansas City Business Journal introduced a new form of business news to Kansas City, with a heavy emphasis on deals and deal-makers.
“‘We were writing things that other people were afraid to write,’ Russell said in 2007.
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