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New WSJ.com readies for Monday debut

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 16:43
The revamped Wall Street Journal website will officially launch on Monday, and the newspaper is offering a peek here. Managing editor Gerard Baker writes, “Guided by subscriber feedback, we’ve endeavored to create an immersive...

Financial content boosts WaPo’s new readership record

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 16:30
Executive editor Martin Baron, managing editor Kevin Merida and managing editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz shared the following memo with The Washington Post’s newsroom staff: We have been breaking a lot of digital readership records around...

“Wall Street Week” and its cautious roll-out strategy

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 16:27
Anthony Scaramucci, the Wall Street investor who is bringing back “Wall Street Week,” spoke with Capital New York about how the show will expand slowly. Here is an excerpt: CAPITAL: It will air in...

This week’s top business news – April 13-17, 2015

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 16:22
In a week bustling with business news, Thursday stood out in what could now be declared IPO day, with both Etsy and Party City trading feverishly on their first day on the market. Not...

FT seeks entries for Business Book of the Year

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:21
The Financial Times and McKinsey & Co. invite submissions for the 2015 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. The Business Book of the Year Award is designed to highlight the...

Schreier returning to Fox Business

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:10
CNBC executive producer Gary Schreier will become the new vice president of programming for Fox Business Network, reports Brian Flood of TVNewser. Flood writes, “This will be a homecoming for Schreier, who left Fox...

CNBC names two new executive producers

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:06
Nik Deogun, senior vice president and editor in chief at CNBC, sent out the following announcement on Friday morning: I’m pleased to announce new roles for two of our excellent executive producers: Lisa Villalobos...

“Wall Street Week” relaunches next week

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:28
Anthony Scaramucci, the Wall Street investor who is bringing back the television show “Wall Street Week,” writes Friday about his reasoning. The new show debuts April 19. Scaramucci writes, “Each week, Wall Street Week viewers will...

Bloomberg terminals hit by outage on Friday morning

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:50
Bloomberg’s trading terminal — used by traders to read business and economics news — experienced an outage on Friday morning, reports Matt Clinch of CNBC.com. Clinch reports, “The U.K. Debt Management Office confirmed to...

Coverage: Yahoo and Microsoft alter search

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:43
Yahoo is looking to be the innovator in search, and to do so it’s combining forces with Microsoft. The companies have renegotiated the terms of their search deal and plan to combine sales forces...

Talking Biz News Today — April 17, 2015

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:41
Some of Friday’s top business news stories: The Wall Street Journal Fed shies away from June rate hike, by Jon Hilsenrath Low prices cool boom in U.S. oil production, by Russell Gold The New...

WaPo assistant biz editor joins NY Times

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 22:44
Alex MacCallum, the assistant managing editor of audience development at the New York Times, sent out the following announcement: Ryan McCarthy is joining our audience development team. Ryan was an assistant business editor at...

SABEW names winners of first Canadian Best in Business

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 21:32
The Society of American Business Editors and Writers named the winners of its first-ever Canadian Best in Business competition. Beat reporting Marina Strauss, Retail, The Globe and Mail Commentary Eric Reguly, Report on Business...

Opportunity for business media with women readers

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 13:56
Ken Doctor writes for Capital Pro about the opportunity that the business publications have in attracting female readers. Doctor writes, “I was, though, surprised that only 13 percent of The Economist’s 1.6 million global...

WSJ’s web redesign will move away from text-heavy look

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:52
Abigail Edge of Journalism.co.uk writes about the redesign of the Wall Street Journal website, which will appear early next week. Edge writes, “The refurbished WSJ.com is set to go live on April 21, signposting...

WSJ’s Baker: Our scoops rock

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:27
Wall Street Journal managing editor Gerard Baker sent out the following email to the staff on Thursday: Scoops remain the lifeblood and raison d’être of any newspaper. They are what makes The Wall Street...

Biz reporters are skeptical of “exclusives”

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:51
An experienced PR pro should be able to distinguish between what constitutes an exclusive-worthy story and material and what’s best kept on the client’s website or in their sale presentation. The best professionals are...

Biz reporter sues businessman, alleges he stole magazine idea

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 08:27
A former Star-Ledger business reporter is suing a New Jersey real estate investor, claiming he stole his idea for a magazine devoted to covering Newark’s downtown. Thomas Zambito writes, “In a lawsuit filed in...

Coverage: China’s growth slowest in six years

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 08:17
China, the world’s biggest economic engine, is slowing down. After posting the slowest growth in six years, many are watching to see what if the government will do anything to stimulate it. The New...

Talking Biz News Today — April 16, 2015

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 07:44
Some of Thursday’s top business news stories: The New York Times Ben Barnanke will work with Citadel, a hedge fund, as an adviser, by Andrew Ross Sorkin and Alexandra Stevenson Microsoft, once an antitrust...