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Ex-biz journal employee sentenced to prison

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 21:36
A former office manager at the Springfield Business Journal in Missouri has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay restitution after she pleaded guilty to stealing money for more than two years from the publication. A story from KOLR 10 News states, “Jennie Tritch, 36, worked for the paper for six

San Fran Biz Times about to unveil redesign

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 21:27
Jim Gardner, the managing editor of the San Francisco Business Times, writes about the upcoming redesign of the American City Business Journals paper. Gardner writes, “The new design showcases features we’ve introduced to the Business Times in recent months, including: an in-depth cover story each week; expanded news coverage of the Bay Area’s key industries

International Business Times seeks tech editor

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 20:20
The International Business Times is looking to hire a global technology editor. The  Tech Editor will helm a global team of reporters who aggressively cover the industry, culture and economy of technology – from breaking news stories on major developments and new gadgets to feature and enterprise stories. The Tech Editor will work closely with

NY Daily News names new real estate editor

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:26
The New York Daily News has hired Katherine Clarke, a senior reporter at The Real Deal, as its new real estate editor. Ryan Hutchins of Capital New York writes, “Clarke, 26, will cover the real-estate beat and put together the Friday ‘Best Places to Live’ section. She starts April 28. “The Northern Ireland native and

Talking Biz News Today — April 15, 2014

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:41
Tuesday’s top business news stories: The New York Times In many cities, rent is rising out of reach of middle class, by Shaila Dewan Etsy, home of the handmade, takes on a wholesaler’s role, by Elizabeth A. Harris The Wall Street Journal Radioactive waste is North Dakota’s new shale problem, by Chester Dawson The Associated

South Florida Biz Journal seeks real estate reporter, venture/tech reporter

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 15:50
The South Florida Business Journal, the award-winning business news leader, is looking for a real estate reporter and a venture/technology reporter. As a reporter in one of the hottest markets in the country, you will be responsible for quality coverage across all platforms. We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic reporters to establish themselves as

Bloomberg BNA seeks a legal editor

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 15:48
Bloomberg BNA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bloomberg, and a leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals seeks a Legal Editor I to perform legal analysis and legal writing for assigned publications in the Labor and Employment News unit, primarily for Daily Labor Report and Employment Discrimination Report. RESPONSIBILITIES: Report, research, and

NYSSCPA names financial journalism award winners

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:50
The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants announced the winners of its 2014 Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards. The nationwide contest — the 31st annual this year — recognizes reporters from the national and local press whose work was published, posted or broadcast in 2013 and contributed to a better and balanced understanding

How a Maine newspaper is increasing its business news coverage

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:39
The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram has been amplifying its business coverage through key hires and a realignment of resources. Earlier this month, the Press Herald hired me, former editor of Mainebiz, as business editor. Two weeks prior, veteran business reporter Whit Richardson joined the reporting staff, bringing the newspaper’s complement of business journalists to

Triangle Business Journal seeks digital producer

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 09:20
The Triangle Business Journal’s  Digital Producer is responsible for the day-to-day management of all online content and owns the execution of the online content strategy across multiple platforms and products, including Web, email and mobile. It is mandatory that the candidate thrive in a breaking-news culture and has demonstrated content programming experience in an online

Reuters seeks White House correspondent

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 09:10
Reuters is looking for a White House correspondent for its Washington bureau. Write detailed, accurate and insightful stories on U.S. politics with special focus on the White House and the President. Cover the President’s domestic agenda, foreign policy and political issues. Serve as a member of a team of journalist tasked with covering the President

Citigroup beats estimates, vows turnaround

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 08:55
Citigroup Inc. finally had some good news as earnings beat analysts’ expectations for the quarter. But reporters had many different takes on the overall story. Michael Corkery had this story for the New York Times: Investors and analysts feared the worst from Citigroup, the global bank that has been besieged for months by regulatory problems and

WSJ now seven years without Pulitzer for reporting

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 20:23
Joe Strupp of Media Matters for America examines why The Wall Street Journal has not won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting since it was acquired by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. in 2007. Strupp writes, “But for a newspaper of the Journal‘s size and stature, such a long stretch may be a sign of its goals. Murdoch has reportedly made clear that he does

Vancouver Sun revamps business section

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:43
Harold Munro, editor in chief of the Vancouver Sun, writes about changes to its business section. Munro writes, “You’ll notice the absence of a separate BusinessBC section today. Our Monday focus shifts to the popular Asia-Pacific page, now incorporated into the first section of your paper. “Business coverage will be emphasized with deeper coverage in

CNBC seeks producer

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:03
CNBC is seeking a producer who will be responsible for working with Executive Producers, Senior Producers, Producers and Production Associates to help produce projects for Strategic Programming and Development. Projects may include both taped and live segments, shows for broadcast and online. Essential Responsibilities: - Book and write segments for daily and weekly programs -

CNBC seeks desk producer

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:59
CNBC is looking for a desk producer to Produce stories for CNBC’s daily live Business Day programs. The person will work directly with CNBC correspondents to find and interview sources, develop visual elements and shoot and cut footage for live reports and edited packages. Find background information on a wide range of business, financial news

Reuters editor in chief Adler on its first Pulitzer

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:26
Reuters editor in chief Steve Adler sent out the following statement on Monday: We are thrilled that Jason Szep, Andrew R.C. Marshall and team have been recognized by the Pulitzer Prize committee for their important work. For two years, Reuters reporters have tirelessly investigated terrible human-rights abuses in a forgotten corner of the Muslim world,

Reuters hires new Fed reporter

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:56
Reuters Washington bureau chief Marilyn Thompson and Washington economics editor Tim Ahmann sent out the following announcement on Monday: We are pleased to announce that Howard Schneider, who until recently was at the Washington Post, will join us on April 21 to help lead our Federal Reserve coverage. Howard has been covering international economics for

Down year for Pulitzers in business journalism

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:20
The number of Pulitzer Prize winners Monday that revolved around business and financial journalism fell in 2014. There appears to be two Pulitzers this year for a business and financial topic, and two finalists. In 2013, there were three Pulitzer Prizes handed out for business and financial journalism, and three finalists in business and financial

WSJ real estate reporter Wotapka joins PR firm

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 13:16
Dawn Wotapka, a real estate reporter for The Wall Street Journal who left the paper last month, has joined a New York-based public relations firm. She will be an associate vice president at Rubenstein Associates, a 60-year-old Manhattan-based agency.  Wotapka will work in the firm’s expanding real estate practice headed by Steve Solomon. “With her