Union-Tribune hires Meiling to cover startups
The San Diego Union-Tribune has hired Brittany Meiling to cover startups, a new beat at the newspaper.
She will start in late August.
“It’s new for them to have a whole beat for early stage companies,” said Meiling. “You don’t hear about newspapers expanding their ranks that often, so I’m so thrilled the UT decided to create this position for me.”
For the past year, Meiling has been a senior writer at Endpoints News, which covers global biopharma. Meiling worked from San Diego, but covered global news.
Before that, she worked at the San Diego Business Journal since July 2014. While there, she pitched a new section of the business weekly dedicated entirely to startups and entrepreneurship. The new segment, launched June 2016 as “The Startup Page,” was designed to stand out from the rest of the publication.