OLD Media Moves

Saporta departs Atlanta Biz Chronicle for new venture

March 17, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Maria Saporta

Longtime business journalist Maria Saporta is moving her column from the Atlanta Business Chronicle to a new publication called the Atlanta Civic Circle.

Saporta writes, “Over the years, SaportaReport has grown significantly thanks to a wonderful team of talented journalists who have been willing and able to cover our community. We also have had a wonderful team of partners who have helped us keep the operation running combined with our Thought Leaders and corporate sponsors.

“And we are just beginning. For the past couple of years, we’ve been working to build a sister nonprofit journalism outlet – the Atlanta Civic Circle. The goal is to promote civic journalism, which will lead to greater civic literacy, which then will lead to the most important outcome – civic engagement. We are part of a national conversation about how essential journalism is to strengthening and nurturing democracy.

“Bill Bolling, Atlanta’s longtime civic leader who founded the Atlanta Community Food Bank, has agreed to be the founding board chair of the Atlanta Civic Circle. We have been putting together a board of strong community members as well as a skeletal team to put together the new venture.

“So, while I would have stayed at the Atlanta Business Chronicle until I was ready to retire, it may end up being a blessing in disguise. I have nothing but good things to say about the Chronicle, and I wish them great success. As a society, we need as many solid news outlets as we can get.”

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