Washington Biz Journal reporter Capriel to cover business of education
Vandana Sinha, the editor of the Washington Business Journal, writes about shifting reporter Jonathan Capriel to covering the business of education as reporter Sara Gilgore moves to cover startups and innovation.
Sinha writes, “This is all part of our effort in helping this business community navigate one of the hardest eras of our lifetimes. Our institutions of higher education are some of our biggest employers, spenders and investments. Their influence spreads far beyond their brick walls and lecture halls. Local companies rely on them to ready a workforce to tackle a new age of work, from cybersecurity and artificial intelligence to health care and the humanities. They are also landowners and developers and co-creators of communities, drawing startups and investors to their sides.
“We will look to robustly cover their business activities and impacts, especially as they navigate this society-upturning spell we’re all enduring, courtesy of the coronavirus. It’s less about what’s occurring within the classroom day-to-day, and more about the business forces that are changing the audience, delivery and costs of those classes over time.
“Jonathan has already covered the rise of Virginia Tech’s innovation campus in Alexandria as a precursor and partner to Amazon’s own HQ2 growth. And with his innate drive, curiosity, persistence and initiative, there’s no better reporter to tackle this industry’s progress.”
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