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Aug. 6 – Jim Hackler Named Editor of Brunswick Business Journal

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Coastal Empire News Staff Report

August 1, 2018 – Coastal Empire News, headquartered in Savannah, GA. has announced that Jim Hackler has been named the Editor of The Brunswick Business Journal (BBJ), according to Lou Phelps, owner and publisher.

The BBJ reports on business, government and political news from the counties of Glynn, Camden, Charlton, McIntosh and surrounding areas, and publishes daily.  The news website also publishes news links on its Facebook and Twitter social media platforms, and sends out a Weekly Breaking News bulletin.

Hackler is a multimedia and cross-platform journalist, speaker and communication consultant. He holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia and has worked at CNN, Southern Company, Georgia State University, Southface, USGBC, Westside Future Fund and MODA. He’s contributed stories to local and national publications including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Delta Sky, Natural Home and Smart Homeowners, and spent seven years in the television industry.

“Jim and I met through our activities with the Society of Professional Journalism – Georgia Chapter, and we're very happy to have him join us at Coastal Empire News as the editor for Brunswick. He will also edit the Dublin Business Journal, shortly,” added Phelps.

Hackler founded The Urbane Environmentalist and co-founded the Atlanta Writer’s Co-op and Collared Greens (Atlanta environmental professionals),and has served as board chair of Greenplate and board member of the Atlanta chapter of Congress of New Urbanism. He’s an active member of the Atlanta Press Club and Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.

His email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and he can be reached at 912-388-4692, ext. 2.


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