The Wichita Business Journal has named editor Bill Roy one of its Executives of the Year.
Managing editor Kirk Seminoff writes, “He spent a short time at a local news and weather content service before he made contact with WBJ publisher John Ek, who in 2003 was looking for a managing editor.
“‘I liked him mainly because Bill had done everything,’ said Ek, the WBJ’s publisher since 1998. ‘He had done radio, TV, the Eagle. He was a news guy.’
“Within the year, after Jim Cross’ departure as editor, Bill was in charge. Over 18 years, the WBJ went from a once-a-week paper with no website and 2-3 annual events, to a 24/7 digital news operation while continuing the weekly paper and between 16-20 events a year.
“‘He oversaw the evolution,’ Ek said. ‘Then our commitment to coverage of women and our coverage of diversity increased and improved on his watch.'”
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