South Florida Business Journal has named Michael Adams managing editor.

By Emon Reiser – Digital Producer, South Florida Business Journal

40 minutes ago

The South Florida Business Journal has named Michael Adams managing editor.

In this role, Adams will oversee newsroom operations under the direction of Editor-in-Chief Mel Meléndez.

His responsibilities include supervising and editing reporters, and the distribution of vital business news across publishing platforms such as online, mobile, email, print and social media.

“This position is a key one for our organization, so it took some time to find the ideal candidate for this role,” Meléndez said. “We’re very pleased to have identified someone with such a successful track record of leading strong editorial teams.”

Adams, who has a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, comes to the Business Journal after working at the Austin American-Statesman for nine years. He fulfilled various roles throughout his tenure there, including community sports editor, design editor and Sports Bridge editor.

The award-winning Adams also completed stints at Cox Media Group in West Palm Beach, where he helped lead a design team and consolidate the production desk of four daily newspapers; the Corsicana Daily Sun in Corsicana, Texas, as sports editor; and the Lufkin Daily News, as copy editor.

“I’m very excited about my return to South Florida,” Adams said. “And I can’t think of a better way to do it than by joining a team known for its award-winning coverage of the region’s robust and diverse business community.”

SFBJ President and Publisher Melanie Dickinson said Adams’ varied strengths in editing, copy editing and design, as well as his past experience in South Florida, makes him an ideal hire for the role.

"To have a managing editor that’s strong in all those areas will be a big plus for our readers, so we’re thrilled to have him on board,” she added.

The South Florida Business Journal produces a weekly print edition and daily web stories on the latest breaking business news in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. It has offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.


You can reach out to Adams at via @SFBJNews