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There are lazy reporters, just like any other bidness. This dude @BowdeyaTweh from Detroit, writing for The Cincinnati @Enquirer, isn’t one of them.

Posted in Cincinnati Media with tags , , , , , , on 02/13/2014 by @CincinnatiPR





….. and a belated Congrats to Marc Emral @memral, new Editor of Community Recorder Newspapers in Northern Kentucky.

Posted in Cincinnati Media with tags , , , , , , on 11/21/2013 by @CincinnatiPR

Congratulations, Marc!

Contact: (513) 325-4519 ~ 

JULIE ENGEBRECHT NAMED ARTS COLUMNIST AT CINCINNATI ENQUIRER: Say hey to everyone’s favorite Bobcat, @JEngebrecht, capturing Cincinnati’s lively arts, theater and museum scene at Congrats, Julie!

Posted in Cincinnati Media with tags , , , , , , on 11/05/2013 by @CincinnatiPR
Julie Engebrecht ( ) named Arts Columnist at The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Julie Engebrecht ( ) named Arts Columnist at The Cincinnati Enquirer.

“We need a strong voice like Julie’s to help reflect our city’s dynamic and growing arts scene,” says editor Carolyn Washburn. “We want to ensure that the lively scene becomes part of the digital world – mobile, desktop, and the newspaper, of course.”

Lucy May (@LucyMayCincy) and Dan Monk (@DanMonk9), the two (and only) Senior Reporters at The Cincinnati Business Courier, bolt for WCPO Digital, taking 31 combined years of Courier experience with them. Peaches ‘n Herb, Round Deux, as Print-meets-Online-meets-Broadcast media. Or something like that.

Posted in Cincinnati Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/29/2013 by @CincinnatiPR

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When Lucy May and Dan Monk (Peaches ‘n Herb, as they were known at the paper) exited The Cincinnati Business Courier last week, the paper’s two (and only) Senior Reporters took a combined 31 years of reporting at the region’s leading business weekly with them, en route to new careers at a new digital start-up, WCPO Digital, fostered by  WCPO-TV Channel 9.

Dan Monk, new WCPO Digital Reporter ~

Dan Monk, new WCPO Digital Reporter ~

This is a way for me to do something completely new,” said Monk, a Western Hills native and graduate of The University of Cincinnati and Elder High School who joined The Business Courier in 1995.

Lucy May declined comment. She’s a Northern Kentucky resident who joined The Business Courier in 2000, after working for The Cincinnati Enquirer for four years. Lucy graduated from Scott High School and Northwestern University.

Lucy has opened up a new Twitter account at WCPO Digital, however @LucyMayCincy: Monk’s new WCPO Twitter account (@DanMonk9) is:

Rob Daumeyer, Editor of The Cincinnati Business Courier, declined comment.


With the addition of Dan Monk and Lucy May to our team, we strengthened our engagement with the business community,” read a statement from Valerie Miller, Corporate Communications Director for E.W. Scripps.

Their insight into local businesses, coupled with their vast experiences in covering the area’s business community for years, brings great value to our audience.

They are trusted for their accuracy and respect for their thoroughness and fairness. Whether it is business, breaking news, weather, sports or local government, WCPO Digital intends to be the go-to source for the local audience that wants the best local coverage as well as advertisers who covet a large and engaged audience. We have the infrastructure in place to deliver high-quality original content on all platforms. This initiative embraces the mission of Scripps to ‘Do Well By Doing Good.’

We want to play a pivotal role in improving our community through enterprise journalism,” the statement concluded. “You can expect more exciting developments in WCPO Digital that will get your readers – and all of Greater Cincinnati – talking.”

Oddly enough – or notThe Business Courier, specifically reporter Jon Newberry (@newberry_cinbiz) just recently wrote about WCPO Digital two weeks ago, in its Jan. 18, 2013 edition. To wit:

“The digital initiative will create content that will be in addition to stories generated by Channel 9’s television broadcasts, according to a source. WCPO officials didn’t respond to requests for more details. The new digital project, to launch in April, will be the first of its kind by Channel 9’s parent E.W. Scripps (NYSE: SSP), the Cincinnati-based media company that also owns That site is a vestige of its Cincinnati Post and Kentucky Post newspapers that shut down in 2007 when a joint operating agreement with the Enquirer expired.”

There doesn’t appear to be a separate WCPO Digital website.

One of Monk’s first stories, a Question and Answer with former Procter and Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley, is running under the headline of “Digital Cover Stories” on the main WCPO website:

There is a “Web Team” listed on the WCPO web site, which lists Monk (but not May, who was just having her phone installed this morning) as well as Alyssa Dailey, Kareem Elgazzar, Sarah Beth Hensley, Brian Mains, Kevin Osborne and Casey Weldon.

Unlike the WCPO TV reporters, the WCPO Digital Web Team doesn’t list member profiles on the WCPO website, so let’s roll with LinkedIn and/or Twitter, shall we? (click on the names):

Alyssa Dailey

Kareem Elgazzar 

(no LinkedIn profile for Kareem) – on Twitter he’s @ElgazzarBLVD, or

Sarah Beth Hensley

(there’s no LinkedIn profile for “Sarah Beth Hensley,” but here’s one for Sarah Beth House, whose title is “Web Producer at WCPO TV)

Brian Mains

(@BDMains on Twitter:

Kevin Osborne

(no LinkedIn profile for Osborne at WCPO, former CityBeat reporter/columnist, but here’s a Cincinnati Beaon story)

Casey Weldon

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The Death of ‘Insider’: Column by Dan Monk (@BizCourierMonk) ran 900 weeks (approx.) for 17 years in the Cincinnati @BusinessCourier, covering innumerable people, places, companies and industries.

Posted in Cincinnati Media with tags , , , , , , on 11/20/2012 by @CincinnatiPR

Well now, we can’t just let the termination of a Business column published for over 17 years,”Insider” – in one of the most prominent Cincinnati publications, The Cincinnati Business Courier – running many times on the front page – just go away, without paying our proper respects, now can we?

The “Insider” column by Senior Reporter Dan Monk (@BizCourierMonk) started on May 29, 1995. The column ran for approximately 900 weeks.

Here’s the original, from that inaugural May 29, 1995 issue:

….. and the full column on that Business Courier front page, May 29, 1995:

The inaugural Insider column by Dan Monk, Cincinnati Business Courier – 5.29.95

….. the first “Insider” column debuted on the Front Page of The Cincinnati Business Courier, where it stayed for many years, prior to becoming an anchor on Page Three.

Look at the bottom right of this, the Front Page from May 29, 1995, featuring the first “Insider” column bearing the byline of Senior Reporter Dan Monk (he’s on Twitter @BizCourierMonk, btw) ….

Inaugural ‘Insider’ column, bottom right, in the May 29, 1995 Cincinnati Business Courier.

The “Insider” feature was terminated in lieu of a new effort to more thoroughly rebrand The Business Courier product, founded in 1984through individual reporters at The Courier, dubbed “Reporter Pages,” ( as reported here on the first day of the paper’s redesign, Nov 2.

….. and so, without further adieu, here’s The New Dan, perched high above Page One in the most recent edition of The Business Courier, published just this past Friday, Nov. 16 …..

….. quite an improvement on the old “Insider” pic (below), no? ……

The Old Dan. Yeah, a little scary.

…. which brings us to the final “Insider” column, from The Cincinnati Business Courier edition of Oct. 26, 2012, the last of approximately 900 “Insider” columns. 

Dan Monk Insider column in Cincinnati Business Courier – The Finale – Oct. 26, 2012

“It served its purpose for many years and it was fun to do. But nothing is permanent, not in media or any other business. Plus, I like the new format. The reporter pages will work well for all of us, I think. It’s a new way to relate to readers and it should be fun to experiment with blog, digital, print and social media as a way of telling stories,” Monk said in an e-mail request for a quote.

Venue Magazine (@VenueLifestyle), from previous publisher of Inspire, puts @BusinessCourier in the crosshairs with new ‘LEAD Cincinnati’ Mag: ‘The Publication for Business Executives’ debuts Feb. 2013

Posted in Cincinnati Media with tags , , , , , on 11/07/2012 by @CincinnatiPR

LEAD Cincinnati Magazine – The Publication for Business Executives – Debut February 2013

The Cincinnati media scene’s getting a little more crowded

Early next year, the quarterly pub Venue Magazine, dba Venue Lifestyle & Event Guide  (@VenueLifestyle on Twitter, though no one’s Tweeted since January) will be unveiling “LEAD Cincinnati: The Publication for Business Executives.”

…. here’s a circulating version of the LEAD Cincinnati cover as a PDF: LEAD Magazine from Venue Magazine, new Business-oriented pub, debuts in February 2013

…. here’s the Fall 2012 edition of Venue Magazine, dba Venue Lifestyle and Event Guide, also as a PDF: Fall 2012 version of Venue Magazine, launching LEAD Cincinnati in February 2013

LEAD Cincinnati and Venue Magazine are published by Steve Wanamaker, a Cincinnati native whose previous publishing included “Inspire Cincinnati.” Wanamaker is a graduate of Colerain High School and a 1994 University of Cincinnati graduate who grew up in West Chester; the Venue Mag/LEAD Cincinnati offices are on Glendale-Milford Road in Evendale.

“It’s my desire to create world-class media products that reflect our community and the incredible organizations within,” Wanamaker said in a phone interview today.

“We don’t just want to produce the best magazine in Cincinnati. We want to produce the best magazine in the world,” Wanamaker added.

The first issue of LEAD Cincinnati will be between 200-250 pages; Wanamaker declined to discuss pricing.

“LEAD Cincinnati, like Venue, will be a ‘showpiece’ publication. We’re hoping to grow it for many, many years, reflecting on all the great things in our business community.”

Heads up, Cincinnati Business Courier: They’re researching their own book of business lists. And they’ve got their own “40 Under 40” program, which you can check out on their Facebook page:

From its Facebook page: “Venue Lifestyle and Event Guide is a quarterly magazine focused on positive community involvement. With a dedication to promoting and celebrating volunteerism, Venue highlights inspirational and uplifting stories about Greater Cincinnati’s brightest philanthropic leaders and organizations and is the Queen City’s go-to publication for service. You can also find regular features on the area’s best shopping and dining, as well as home decorating ideas, weddings, social events and more.”

Venue Magazine – officially dba “Venue Lifestyle & Event Guide” – can be reached at or (513) 371-5501. Wanamaker can be reached at (513) 405-6822 or

yep, that’s Steve Watkins lookin’ right atcha from the Front Page of today’s Cincinnati @BusinessCourier, with Bronco Bama and Nitt Momney: introducing The Reporter Pages, major redesign to The Bible of Cincinnati Business

Posted in Cincinnati Business Courier, Cincinnati Media with tags , , , , , , , , , on 11/02/2012 by @CincinnatiPR

Steve Watkins on Page One today: Cincinnati Business Courier redesign unveiled – Reporter Pages – Watkins adorns Page One with Bronco Bama and Nitt Momney

Page One:

Cincinnati Business Courier unveils major redesign today

Page Two:

The Reporter Pages, starring Rob Daumeyer: Cincinnati Business Courier unveils redesign – Reporter Pages – Page Two – The Daumeyer Page

The Reporter Pages – Page Four

Starring The Jon Newzberry Page: Cincinnati Business Courier unveils redesign – Reporter Pages – Page Four – The Jon Newberry Page When Jon Newberry Isnt Making Delicious Wiedemann Beer – Cya at The Green Derby This Saturday for the Breeders Cup w Wiedemann Special Lager

The Reporter Pages – Page Five

Starring The James Ritchie Page and Soy Soaked Eggplant: Cincinnati Business Courier unveils redesign – Reporter Pages – Page FIve – The James Ritchie Page – featuring Soy Soaked Eggplant

The Reporter Pages – Page Six

Featuring The Lucy May Page: Cincinnati Business Courier unveils redesign – Reporter Pages – Page Six – The Lucy May Page

…. and finally ….. last, but not least ….

(or, maybe this is how Steve ended up on the Front Page) ……

The Reporter Pages, Page Nine

featuring The Steve Watkins Page, aka Cover Boy Watkins: Cincinnati Business Courier unveils redesign – Reporter Pages – Page 9 – The Steve Watkins Page

“We’re pulling apart some of our content and presenting it on new ‘reporter pages,’ ” writes Editor Rob Daumeyer. “We’re doing this because The Courier has the best, most experienced business reporting team in Cincinnati.”

(Reporters Off This Week: Dan Monk, Tom Demeropolis)

To reach the Cincinnati Business Courier, call (513) 621-6665 or stop by the old Shillito’s Building in Downtown Cincinnati at Seventh and Race Streets.

101 West Seventh Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


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