James Mallory, a former business editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has announced his retirement from the paper after 30 years in journalism.
Ken Foskett writes, “Mallory, 56, is senior managing editor at the newspaper and second in command. A long-time business reporter and business editor, Mallory helped guide the AJC through the turmoil that roiled the newspaper industry as advertising revenues shrank and the paper cut staff to pare expenses.
“Kevin Riley, the AJC’s editor, credited Mallory with helping rebuild the AJC into a stronger newspaper and boosting its credibility among readers.
“‘He’s been a trusted adviser and steady hand who faced the most demanding changes and situations with determination and fearlessness,’ Riley said. ‘He has made us better journalists and the AJC a better newspaper.”
“Mallory, a Detroit native, joined the AJC in 1988 and held a number of key roles as ascended management ranks. He was the assistant business editor, news personnel manager, night assistant managing editor, AME/Business and deputy managing editor/Metro & Business. He was named a managing editor in 2002, the first African American to hold the position at the AJC. He became senior managing editor/vice president in 2007.”
Read more here. I worked with Mallory for three years and found him to be one of the most professional journalists I ever encountered.