Ohio biz journal lands investment, to expand coverage
Youngstown Publishing Co. Inc., doing business as The Business Journal, has finalized a capital investment from Jeff Leo Herrmann to expand its editorial coverage.
A story on its website states, “On July 2, The Business Journal published in a letter to its readers and advertisers in which it announced that in light of The Vindicator ceasing publication Aug. 31, it was reviewing investment options to increase coverage of important news and local events.
“The letter stated that The Business Journal will add an I-Team to invest in investigative journalism and further build on its exclusive reporting on market transformation.
“Reporters, editors and graphic artists will be added to the existing full-time staff of 15 and coverage would be expanded in the following areas:
• Local government
• Local politics
• Lifestyle, entertainment and culture
• Real Estate
“The Business Journal also announced that it intends to provide valuable information such as:
• Legal filings
• Real estate transactions and open houses
• Listings of events, public meetings, etc.
“‘We’re taking a digital-first approach by leveraging BusinessJournalDaily.com, email newsletters, video and social media. We’re also exploring the option of increasing the frequency of the print publication,’ Wood says.”
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