Biz section celebrates one-year anniversary
by Chris Roush
Ted Natt Jr. writes Wednesday about the one-year anniversary of a standalone business section in the Southern Pines Pilot, a North Carolina newspaper.
“‘In the future, I’d like to see a little more authoritative analysis of what drives our economy week in and week out,’ Woronoff said. ‘The health care industry is changing. The tourism industry seems to be rebounding, and the retail industry appears to be booming. We need to put that all into context and show our readers how it affects them.’
“While Bouser is also ‘thrilled’ with the new section, he would like to see more balance.
“‘To me, the ideal business page would have a mix of macro- and micro-economic issues,’ he said. ‘We always want readers to be responsive and tell us how we’re doing. But we also want to be proactive and help shape the future debate about the best way for Moore County to grow economically.’
“The last year has been a whirlwind. I attained full-time status with the newspaper last January, adding the health care and Southern Pines beats to my duties. But the Business section will always be closest to my heart.”
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