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Jacksonville Business Journal print editor Ward dies at 66

August 18, 2016

Posted by Chris Roush

Robert Ward
Robert Ward

Robert Ward, the print editor of the Jacksonville Business Journal, died Thursday at the age of 66 after a four-year battle with cancer.

Timothy Gibbons, the editor of the Business Journal, writes, “Ward spent more than a decade working at the Jacksonville Business Journal, where he started as associate editor in 2003 and became managing editor the following year.

“With a keen sense of news judgment, an exacting eye for detail and a wide-ranging knowledge of the local business community, he helped shepherd the Business Journal through the transition from a print-only publication to a digital-focused organization.

“‘I can remember Robert’s first interview and being intrigued by his distinguished career to date, wondering ‘wow, can we really be this lucky to have him here at the right time’,’ said JBJ Publisher David Sillick, who worked with Ward for more than 13 years. ‘He was an immediate fit and was recognized as a true talent.'”

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