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BUSINESS & BALANCE - FIRST
Likewise , he also assisted the Louisville chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists as a board member and past president .
In an era of shifting revenue models for more traditional newspaper outlets , Louisville Business First continues to thrive . No other media provides the amount of localized coverage and networking opportunities to the business community . That specialization alongside their unique subscriber base has aided in their success . In difficult times , Shea maintains a positive outlook on his beloved profession .
“ The nature of a journalist has always been kind of adaptive anyway . It ’ s a weird job that people don ’ t understand sometimes , especially if you ’ re editor ,” Shea said . “ Journalists are kind of survivors in that way .”

“ IT IS IMPORTANT TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE . I ’ M NOT A ROBOT . [ MY STAFF MEMBERS ] AREN ’ T ROBOTS , EITHER . WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER AND TAKE TIME OFF IF NEEDED .”

– Shea Van Hoy , LOUISVILLE BUSINESS FIRST EDITOR IN CHIEF

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