Ocala Business Journal shuts down
Richard Anguiano, the editor of the Ocala Business Journal in Florida, writes Thursday about the paper’s closing after four years.
Anguiano writes, “Above all, I cannot thank enough, you, the readers, who invited me to your businesses, your trade shows, the meetings of your professional organizations. You shared story tips, a friendly lunch now and then, and the occasional piece of constructive criticism. (Perhaps the most valuable bit of feedback I received was from a dedicated reader who called to say we’d left a key piece of information out of one profile.)
“My conservative estimate is we told 1,000 stories about Marion County’s business community in 46 editions and tried to give it to you straight — the news being neither positive nor negative, but the news. That said, I do wish we had a happier overall picture to paint.
“Thankfully, this isn’t a parting of the ways; I will remain at the Star-Banner and will be involved a new venture involving online and social media aimed at gathering and sharing the news of groups throughout Marion County, including the business community. I’ll continue in shut-up-and-listen mode for this new project and will seek your input.
“In the meantime, there’s still one issue left of Ocala Business Journal. Enjoy it and keep in touch.”
Read more here. The paper was produced by the Ocala Star Banner, a New York Times paper.