Ben Doody, managing editor of our Connecticut newsrooms for the past year and a half, has two big things to celebrate today.
First, he’s been named to Editor & Publisher magazine’s “25 Under 35” list of young people who are making a huge impact on the newspaper industry.
Second, he’s accepted a job as managing editor of Heavy.com, a pioneering Manhattan-based national breaking news and pop culture website.
Ben has had a huge impact on our operation in Connecticut. He has taken a lead role on recruitment and hiring, bringing in an array of talented reporters and editors and establishing a remarkable record of improving the diversity of our staff – from 3 minority journalists two years ago to 14 today.
He helped improve our breaking news coverage, and helped launch GameTimeCT.com, one of the most comprehensive and popular statewide high school sports outlets Connecticut has ever seen. And he was a steadying, conscientious force in the newsroom through two major elections, two major hurricanes, a 100-year blizzard, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and Boston Marathon bombing.
Keep an eye on our friend and colleague, and on his new venture with Heavy.com. We expect big things.