Connect Savannah Names New Editor

Connect Savannah, long a major player in the city’s arts and entertainment scene, has named Erica Lang as its new editor as part of an expansion that will see the addition of new reporters, more variety and depth in content, and new distribution platforms to meet the needs of readers.

Lang brings a variety of personal experiences to her new position, having previously worked as a police officer and classroom teacher in addition to positions in news media and videography. Prior to her promotion she was director of audience for Connect Savannah.

A native of Kansas City, Lang is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State with a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication. She and her husband moved to Savannah in 2021, and quickly became enamored by the city.

In her new role Lang will be increasingly involved with the Savannah community as a representative of Connect Savannah.

“As a journalist, I believe powerful reporting happens when we avoid assumptions, ask honest questions and actively listen. We are our stories, and those stories are part of our shared experience, they matter,” Lang said.

“I’m proud to be part of the community’s fabric. I look forward to working as the editor at Connect Savannah, where I feel passionately that the stories we tell should be as diverse as the people who live here. We believe that informed communities strengthen our collective experiences, and it is our hope to share with you the stories of the place we call home.”

As managing editor, Lang will be responsible for supervising Connect Savannah reporters, photographers and freelance writers and will help to shape the direction for future news coverage.

The announcement of the new managing editor was made by Erica Baskin, publisher of Connect Savannah, and comes amid an expansion of the locally-owned media outlet.

“We’re very fortunate to have found someone with Erica’s passion for the job and commitment to journalism to serve as our managing editor. We see a desperate need for an increased news presence to serve the people of Savannah, and plan to fill that void by increasing the scope and depth of our content and finding the delivery platforms that our readers prefer.

“A lot of exciting things are on the horizon for Connect Savannah, and Erica is going to be part of everything that happens. While other media companies are reducing their footprint, we plan to expand to meet the needs of the people of Savannah,” Baskin said.

Connect Savannah is owned by Metro Market Media, with headquarters in Savannah. Charles Hill Morris Jr. is the owner of Metro Market Media, which also owns three media companies in North Georgia as well as travel magazines in the Caribbean.

     
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