Managing editor David Morgan (second from right) and the SBD Global staff.
It’s a big day for us on the SportsBusiness Daily Global crew. The long-gestating international edition of SportsBusiness Daily, has been delivered, we’ve celebrated the natal day with a taste of bubbly, and now we move on to Day 2. Our goal is to mine the best sports business news from around the world in a multitude of languages, as well as provide original stories and content, and deliver that to you every business day with the same high standard set by the SportsBusiness Daily and SportsBusiness Journal. That, in a nutshell, is the mission. Our staff is young, with one exception, and energetic enough to tackle this task with the abandon and savoir faire
that comes from being young and energetic. They are a joy to work with. Let me give a quick introduction of the editorial staff of SportsBusiness Daily Global. Brandon Zimmerman is our assistant managing editor and his focus is on the U.K. and the Continent. Our staff writers are Kristen Heimstead, who will focus on Asia – and by Asia I mean Asia, S.E. Asia, Australasia and India; Nicolas Journel is tasked with following South America, Spain, Portugal and France, including the local-language press; Hansjuergen Mai will cover Germany, Austria, Switzerland and pretty much anywhere else they speak German. In addition, we will draw on the expertise and resources of the current editorial staff of SBD and SBJ. We hope you’ll be excited to take this ride with us. We also hope you all will be participants in the trip. We want to hear from our readers as this newborn grows and matures. We want to know where we’re hitting the mark, and where we’re missing it. We want you all to share your insights and experience because we understand that our readers are the people who are going to shape the sports business world of the future. So, please, at this formative moment, hoist a figurative glass – or the real stuff if you’ve got it handy – to toast the beginning of something special.