Neill Borowski

Executive Editor/Content Director
The Press of Atlantic City

 

I joined The Press of Atlantic City in July 2009 as executive editor/content director with the tasks of increasing the digital audience and slowing the decline in print circulation. The newsroom was print-centric and one digital editor spent a great deal of time trying to get the attention of people who were working toward producing the next day’s newspaper. We focused first on boosting our digital audience and have done so. My time is split between operations (producing content for several platforms) and helping my organization determine strategies and execute innovations that grow from the strategies. I spent 21 years at The Philadelphia Inquirer as a reporter, editor and manager. During that time, I even worked for about two years as assistant circulation director in charge of all “internal” operations. One of the highlights of my career at The Inquirer was spending two years writing a series on how nonprofits acted like real businesses. The series appeared in 1993 and was a Pulitzer finalist and won the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting from Harvard University. I was a Knight Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism in 1979-80 and most of my coursework was at the Columbia Business School. I later received my master’s in journalism from the school. I completed much of the coursework for a master’s in economics at Temple University, but never finished because I took an adjunct teaching job in Temple’s journalism department. I left The Inquirer in 2004 to become assistant managing editor/local news at The Indianapolis Star (a Gannett newspaper). After two years there, Gannett offered me the managing editor’s job at the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, NY. I spent three years in that job before accepting the Atlantic City position.