Newsroom Contacts

Ben Jacobs
Responsible for management of editorial staff; writes editorials.

Managing Editor
Mike Dickinson
Edits weekly and daily news stories; reports on Eastman Kodak Co.; writes The Loop column.

Associate Editor
Lisa Granite
Edits Special Reports and columnists; also covers biotech/medical technology; international business; academic science/research.

Copy Editors
Bill Alden
Copy edits and proofs editorial content; writes weekly Non-profit Report.

Special Projects Editor
Sally Parker
Edits weekly Explore section in the print edition, “Explore Greater Rochester” and a variety of annual supplements.


Kerry Feltner
Covers higher education; telecommunications; technology; Internet/software/hardware; retail/e-tailing; advertising/marketing/PR; media; optics; real estate and construction; sports; and Fast Start.

Reporter/Editorial Assistant
Velvet Spicer
Covers Xerox and office equipment firms; manufacturing; tool and die firms; plastics;transportation; automotive, airplane and trucking industries; mass transit; printing; the economy; distributors; also responsible for People section and For the Record.

Research Director
Andrew Green
Responsible for Top 25 lists, Marketplace and Portfolio.