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So long, Mike Jung – David Staats

The Statesman and Business Insider are losing our publisher. On Friday, Aug. 21, Mike Jung is leaving the McClatchy Co., which owns the Statesman, after four years in Boise. We will miss him.

Mike is moving to Florida to be publisher of The News-Press in Fort Myers. Mike is creative, friendly and attentive to his troops. He backed the newsroom.

Business reporter Audrey Dutton asked him about the state of the Statesman and the Treasure Valley business leaders who influenced him most. Read her Q&A on page 47 of our digital replica edition.


Since Business Insider’s founding in 2011, we have posted BI stories and columns online the day of print publication. Starting this month, we are rolling out content throughout the week of publication and the week after. The sheer volume of BI content means some of it could get lost in the publication-day flood. A staggered rollout should help prevent that.


A new column begins this month by Jerry Brady, president of the Post Co. in Idaho Falls and the 2002 and 2006 Democratic candidate for governor. Brady is retiring next month and working to sell the daily Post Register and three weeklies. He now lives in Boise, where he champions a new group called Compassionate Boise. Its goal is “that compassion emerge as a purpose in people’s minds in the same way as livability,” he says.

Brady will write about compassion in Treasure Valley businesses. He may recruit others to write now and then. Read his first column here.