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LinkedIn seeks news editor

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:49
If you’re a journalist who wants to play a big in role shaping the future of business news and views, this is the right position for you. As an editor on the editorial team...

South Florida Biz Journal hires tech/venture reporter

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:18
Celia Ampel, a recent graduate of the University of Missouri, has been hired by the South Florida Business Journal to cover technology and venture capital stories. Ampel worked this summer as an intern on...

Zakaria joining Quartz as contributing editor

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:15
Fareed Zakaria, the internationally renowned journalist, will join the Quartz business news site as a contributing editor, starting in September. As part of this new relationship, he will write for The Atlantic as well...

NYTimes retail reporter joining metro desk

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:10
New York Times metro editor Wendell Jamieson sent out the following message to the staff: Liz Harris, who broke our hearts when she left the Appraisal column last year for the retail beat in...

Coverage: Wal-Mart U.S. chief out

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:06
Wal-Mart’s head of its U.S. division is leaving, and the company has tapped the head of Asian operations to run the business. The retailer is looking to put some life back into its business...

Covering the world of women in business

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 19:02
Caroline McMillan Portillo is a reporter for the website Bizwomen.com. In this interview with The Edit Desk, conducted by email, Portillo discusses how reporting and editing work at Bizwomen.com. Here is an excerpt: Q. Describe your...

Flint returning to WSJ

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 21:19
Wall Street Journal business editor Dennis Berman sent out the following announcement on Friday: We’re thrilled to announce that Joe Flint is rejoining the Journal as part of the Media and Marketing team covering...

Martinez joins Florida Trend magazine

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:27
Amy Martinez, a business reporter who has worked in Seattle, Miami and Raleigh for the past decade, has joined Florida Trend magazine as an associate editor. Florida Trend is a business magazine based in...

Re/code hires new social media reporter

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:39
Kurt Wagner, who has been covering social media for Mashable, has been hired by tech news site Re/code to cover the same beat. He replaces Mike Isaac, who left Re/code in June to join...

Seeking Alpha parts ways with Yahoo Finance

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:15
Eli Hoffmann, Seeking Alpha’s vice president and editor in chief, sent the following to the financial news site’s 8,500 contributors: Dear contributors, As of next Monday Yahoo Finance will no longer be displaying Seeking...

How Wired magazine has gone Hollywood

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:31
Marc Graser of Variety writes about how Wired magazine has used its Wired Cafe during Comic-Con to promote the technology magazine and build its brand. Graser writers, “While the nightly party scene during Comic-Con...

Tech journalism is everywhere

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:39
Capital New York interviewed Matt Buchanan and John Herrman, co-editors of The Awl, about their site and other topics. Here is an excerpt: CAPITAL: You both come from a tech journalism background—John from BUZZFeeD’s...

FT parent reiterates outlook for 2014

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:26
Pearson Plc, the parent of the Financial Times, reiterated its profit forecasts for this year but cautioned its expected earnings range could slip if the sterling remains at its current level. Henry Mance of...

Coverage: Amazon earnings miss the mark

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:04
Amazon Inc. is a tough company to figure out sometimes. They report incredible revenue numbers, but profit can be tough to come by. Here’s the media coverage of what can be a confusing quarterly...

Bloomberg Business to replace Businessweek.com

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:28
Dean Starkman of the Columbia Journalism Review writes Thursday that one of the changes being planned at Bloomberg’s media operations is to rename the Bloomberg Businessweek website to just Bloomberg Business. Starkman writes, “The...

New editor at TheStreet.com wants interesting, provocative content

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:03
 Janet Guyon, who became editor in chief of TheStreet.com three months ago, has a lot of business journalism experience in her career. For the past year, she has been managing editor of Investopedia, the...

Topolsky of The Verge is joining Bloomberg

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:31
Josh Topolsky, the co-founder of the technology website The Verge, will join Bloomberg as the editor of a series of new online ventures it is launching as part of a revamped journalism strategy, reports...

Quartz hires deputy news editor

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:25
Quartz editor in chief Kevin Delaney sent out the following staff hire announcement on Thursday: Indrani Sen is joining our staff as a deputy news editor, having served in that role on an interim basis...

American Banker editor Landy leaving for Quartz

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:19
Quartz editor in chief Kevin Delaney sent out the following announcement on Thursday: Heather Landy starts Monday as Quartz’s global news editor, joining us from American Banker Magazine, where she is editor in chief. Heather is...

Coverage: SEC approves money fund rules

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:32
Six years after the financial crisis, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new rules for money funds. While some were happy with the balance, others found that the compromise still didn’t hit the mark....