OLD Media Moves

Maryland business editor reassigned to city desk

November 15, 2008

Clifford Cumber, previously the business editor at the Frederick News-Post in Maryland, is now an assistant city editor at the paper as part of a reorganization at the paper that included layoffs in the newsroom.

Cumber, a board member of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, remains responsible for the daily business section and Monday’s agriculture page.

Cumber writes, “Business and politics. What more natural intersection could there be?

“Business reporters Ed Waters Jr. and Ike Wilson are still on my team, but now they’ll be joined by county reporter Meg Tully, Frederick City Hall reporter Adam Behsudi, and Fort Detrick and military reporter Justin Palk.

“Let me tell you, that’s not a half bad team right there, and I have plans for them.

“I’ve already started work on morphing the business blog (originally named ‘Biz Blog’) into a Business & Government blog and shanghaiing my reporters into filing for it everyday.”

Read more here.

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