Media Moves

Georgia paper changes oversight of business coverage

February 6, 2011

The Athens Banner-Herald newspaper in Georgia has changed who is in charge of its business coverage.

A story on its website states, “To tackle this hole in our coverage, the Athens Banner-Herald has created a new position, community news editor, a job now filled by veteran writer and Associate Editor Don Nelson. Nelson, who came to the Banner-Herald in December 1991, also edits Athens Magazine and Next, and has spearheaded business coverage for more than 19 years.

“‘The Athens area is blessed with so many people who are committed to improving the community in all of its facets, and their work and accomplishments should be trumpeted,’ Nelson said. ‘I look forward to this new focus on the attributes that make Athens such a wonderful place to live.’

“Nelson was a good fit for the job, Hanna said.

“‘I am so pleased to be able to move Don into this new position,’ she said. ‘Don has lived and worked in the media arena in the Athens area for many years, and is a perfect choice to fill this spot. He has worked hard for a long time to make connections, friends and colleagues in our community. He’s built for this job.’

“Nelson will continue to edit the two magazines and write columns for the weekly On the Money news section, but has handed over production of the business section to Metro Editor Allison Floyd.”

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