Ball to join NOLA.com as managing editor
Jim Amoss, editor of NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune, announced today that JR Ball will become managing editor of NOLA.com in Baton Rouge. Ball is currently executive vice president with Louisiana Business Inc., publisher of Business Report, 225, inRegister and Daily Report. He first joined Business Report in 1999. Amoss says, "JR Ball is a top-notch editor, as readers of Business Report can attest. We're delighted he will become the leader of our news team in Baton Rouge." Ball will join the bureau in July. Rolfe McCollister, CEO of LBI and publisher of Business Report, says, "I have personally watched JR grow with our company over the years and appreciate all that he has contributed to our success. I enjoyed working with JR and will miss him. Fortunately, each of our Baton Rouge publications has a talented team of editors and journalists in place who will continue our commitment to excellence for our readers and community—just as Business Report has done for 31 years."
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