Indianapolis Biz Journal editor to step down


tom-hartonIndianapolis Business Journal editor Tom Harton announced to his staff Monday that he will step down March 15 after 22 years in the position.

A story on the paper’s website states, “Harton, 50, has been with IBJ since 1984, four years after its founding. He will remain with IBJ Media Corp. to handle special projects, a part-time role that will allow him to explore other interests.

“Succeeding Harton will be Greg Andrews, 47, IBJ’s managing editor since 2005. Andrews, who writes the newspaper’s  Behind the News column, spent six years at IBJ in the 1990s before joining The Indianapolis Star in 1997.  He rose to business editor before rejoining IBJ in September 2000.

“‘I’m looking forward to new challenges and a change of pace after more than two decades as editor,’ Harton said. ‘Greg Andrews and our newsroom team will keep IBJ on top, and I’ll be here to help in any way I can.

“‘My new role will allow me to remain involved with IBJ but give me the flexibility to explore some opportunities outside the company.’

“Under Harton’s leadership, IBJ won dozens of national journalism awards. In 2007, the Alliance of Area Business  Publications recognized IBJ as the nation’s best large-market business journal. In 2009, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers gave the publication its national first-place award for general excellence.”

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