OLD Media Moves

Pennsylvania paper combines news editor and biz editor positions

February 10, 2008

Posted by Chris Roush

The Harrisburg Patriot-News has combined the business editor and news editor positions into one person who will oversee both departments, according to an announcement Sunday.

Harrisburg Patriot NewsFord Turner wrote, “Tom Barstow, formerly business editor, has become news editor. The position replaces city editor and includes new responsibilities. The newspaper has combined its news and business departments into a single local-news operation, which will be headed by Barstow. He is the contact for readers who have suggestions on daily news coverage.

“‘This does not reflect any decrease in our business coverage. We still have the same number of reporters; it is just a question of how we are organizing our newsroom,’ Newhouse said.

Cate Barron remains managing editor. In the revamped structure, three people, all veterans at The Patriot-News, have been named to assistant managing editor positions.”

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