Dan Loving has been named the business editor of the Wichita Eagle, replacing Tom Shine, who becomes deputy editor for news at the paper, according to a short story in Thursday’s paper.
The story stated, “Originally from the Kansas City area, Loving graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in communications in 1992.
“He began his career at the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader while in college. Loving moved on to newspapers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
“He came to The Eagle12 years ago and was previously the assistant business editor.
“Loving said he hopes to continue reaching out to readers online and to provide an inside look at the engine that drives the community.”
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Loving tells Talking Biz News: “I think weâ€™re in an interesting position in Wichita when compared to much of the rest of the papers in the country. Our business section had been in our local/state section forever. About two years ago, however, we started Business Today, a stand-alone Thursday section that runs about 12 pages most weeks. Prior to that, we also increased the size of our staff, adding two veteran reporters to the staff. I came over from sports as assistant business editor before the launch of Business Today.
“Business Today has been quite a hit with the business community, and there is talk that we might add a day in the future. We eliminated most of our stock listings about two weeks ago and now use that space for stories, which essentially gives us two pages inside local/state on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. We have three pages on Sunday.”