Former New Orleans biz editor to become head of non-profit
Robert Travis Scott, bureau chief of The Times-Picayune’s Baton Rouge bureau and its former business editor, has been named president of the Public Affairs Research Council, an independent, non-profit research and public policy organization in the state capital.
A Times-Picayune story stated, “Before joining the Baton Rouge bureau, Scott was The Times-Picayune’s Money editor for six years and served as project editor for two investigative series that won national prizes, including a 2002 Gerald Loeb Award for business and economic journalism and a 2002 National Headliner Award for Investigative Reporting.
“The Money section won five national awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, plus regional and state awards under Scott’s leadership.
“Scott led the creation of the newspaper’s expanded Sunday Money section and served as co-chairman of Money Watch Live, an annual personal finance conference.
“In the early 1990s he was the business editor and a prize-winning columnist for The Greenville News in South Carolina, where he emphasized coverage of economic development.”
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