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New biz writer, Sunday biz page in Topeka

December 2, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

The Topeka Capital-Journal in Kansas has hired Megan Hart to cover business and has started a Sunday business news page.

Hart writes, “Starting this Sunday, there will be a business page to be your guide to commercial, financial and employment news in the Topeka community. Each week we’ll bring you an in-depth look at an issue affecting the business community, as well as news of stores opening, closing and relocating.

“As the new business writer, I’ll do my utmost to stay on top of the community. I can’t be everywhere, though, so I’m asking for your help in keeping up with the news. Know of a new business, or one closing its doors? Heard about a new product or service that everyone’s going to want to hear about?”

Read more here.

Tomari Quinn, the editor of the paper, tells Talking Biz News in an email that, “When the economy began its downturn a few years ago, we had to tighten our belts in the newsroom. That meant we, unfortunately, lost a good deal of the business coverage in The Capital-Journal. We’ve been able to dedicate more resources to our reporting corps in the past year, and increasing our business coverage was a high priority for us. Megan Hart will lead that effort for us.”

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