Inside Tucson Business names new editor
Mark B. Evans, administrator of TucsonCitizen.com’s collection of community blogs, is moving over to become the editor of Inside Tucson Business.
He will replace Dave Hatfield, Inside Tucson Business editor since 2004, who is taking a government communications position with Pima County.
Dylan Smith of the Tucson Sentinel writes, “‘It’s a job that found me,’ Evans said. ‘I get to get back to what I got into the business to do.’
“‘My experience is leading a team of reporters,’ he said. While he doesn’t have wholesale changes for the business publication up his sleeve, Evans said he intends to focus coverage on ‘regulatory actions of local governments … taxes especially,’ as well as real estate, economic development and entrepreneurism.
“Top executives at Gannett Inc. don’t have a contingency plan for Evans leaving. He has managed the website of the Citizen since the national media chain shut down the newspaper’s press in May 2009.
“‘I was glad to have been asked to keep a job when the newspaper shut down,’ he said.”
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