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Posts Tagged ‘Donna Wares’

Businessweek Vet Dan Beucke Rejoins the Orange County Register

It’s by now a familiar HR refrain at the Orange County Register: a reporter who was once with the publication comes back to help Aaron Kushner build out the brand. The latest journalist to fit into this category is Dan Beucke (pictured), who covered technology, airlines and fast food at the paper after graduating from Cal State Fullerton.

Beucke started March 18 as deputy editor of the paper’s Business section, working alongside fellow section editor Donna Wares. He comes to the Register from Businessweek magazine, where he spent 16 years and more recently also co-authored the Wealth Debate blog. From this week’s announcement:

“There’s no better life than working at a newspaper,” Beucke said. “To find one with a startup vibe is amazing.”

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One-Time High School Journalism Advisor Segues to the OC Register

Here’s a really good example of someone proactively changing their career, mid-stream.

Not so long ago, Brooke Edwards Staggs (pictured) was an English teacher at Rubidoux High School in Riverside, where she also served as the school’s journalism advisor. After deciding that she’d rather practice the five “W’s” instead of guiding budding young reporters towards the field, she earned a Master’s in journalism from NYU, started freelancing and eventually landed full-time at the Victorville Daily Press. After five years as a reporter and city editor at that Freedom Communications Inc. publication, she jumped this past New Year’s Eve to the Orange County Register:

In addition to covering South County cities for the Register and related community newspapers, Staggs will support general assignment reporting on topics such as development, transportation issues and water districts…

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Orange County Register Reclaims Its Daily Business Section

For the first time since 2008, the Orange County Register has a standalone business section in a Monday print edition. It’s the latest sign of the Aaron Kushner/Freedom Communications Inc.-led revival and a genuine cause for celebration.

From the official announcement:

In January 2008, the paper moved business news into the back of the main news section as part of an effort to cut costs. A year later, the paper restored a separate business section Thursday through Saturday, with real estate on Sunday, but business news remained in the main news section Monday through Wednesday…

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