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Louisville biz reporter Francis retires

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:31
Bill Francis, the business reporter for WDRB in Louisville, is retiring after 42 years in journalism. Chris Turner of the station writes, “You probably know Bill best from his years of covering the business...

Fusion hires Kashmir Hill from Forbes as it expands tech news operation

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:20
Fusion chief executive officer Isaac Lee sent out the following staff announcement on Friday: Hola Fusion, Alexis Madrigal and our friends in the Bay Area have been working fast to assemble a remarkably talented...

Fusion hires New York magazine biz/tech writer Roose

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:34
Kevin Roose, who covers business and technology stories for New York Magazine, has been hired by Fusion. Edmund Lee of Re/code writes, “Roose’s move comes a week after Bloomberg used its deep pockets to...

Coverage: Let the holiday wars begin

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:38
The holiday wars are on, and it looks like Wal-Mart is fighting online rivals. The company is experimenting with matching prices, a move that could cut profit during a critical earning season. The Wall...

Talking Biz News Today — Oct. 31, 2014

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:35
Some of Friday’s top business news stories: The New York Times Japan’s central bank unexpectedly moves to stimulate economy, by Jonathan Soble R.B.S. profit weighed down by $1.25 billion for legal costs, by Chad...

Orlando Business Journal publisher resigns

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:08
Martin Lewis has stepped down as publisher of Orlando Business Journal effective Thursday in order to pursue other opportunities. A story on the paper’s website states, “Lewis was named publisher of OBJ in December...

Quartz is a nod to the smartness of its readers

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:31
New Quartz executive editor at large Mitra Kalita spoke to the World Editors Forum’s Julie Posetti at the International Newsroom Summit in Amsterdam. Here is an excerpt: If we can move now to the very...

Lake, Rogin hired by Bloomberg View

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:37
Eli Lake and Josh Rogin will join the opinion and analysis site Bloomberg View on Nov. 17 as columnists covering national security and international affairs.   “In story after story and scoop after scoop,...

Verizon planning tech news site

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:15
Patrick Howell O’Neill of The Daily Dot writes that Verizon is planning to launch a tech news site. O’Neill writes, “The most-valuable, second-richest telecommunications company in the world is bankrolling a technology news site...

Bloomberg Media has record video traffic in September

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:19
Bloomberg Media recorded its best video month ever in September in terms of both worldwide streams and video unique visitors on desktop, according to comScore Video Metrix. Video streams increased 12 percent month over...

Coverage: Fed ends bond buying stimulus

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 07:58
While it’s been coming for some time, the Federal Reserve’s decision to end its historic bond buying stimulus program is one to note. It’s the end of an era left over from the financial...

Talking Biz News Today — Oct. 30, 2014

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:13
Some of Thursday’s top stories: The New York Times Banker in the middle of fight between Goldman Sachs and Libya, by Jenny Anderson Agency tells automakers to speed up airbag fixes, by Aaron M....

Donnelly resigns as Boston Business Journal executive editor

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:36
George Donnelly is stepping down, effective Nov. 1, as executive editor of the Boston Business Journal after 14 years in the role. A story on its website states, “In 2013, the Society of American...

Biz media organizations win Eppys

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:14
At least five business news organizations have won Eppy Awards, which recognize the best of online media, from Editor & Publisher. The Wall Street Journal won the Eppy for best newspaper website with more than...

NYTimes killing auto section, some content moving to biz section

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:05
New York Times executive editor Dena Baquet sent out the following message about the newspaper’s auto section: As I said in a previous note, we are reviewing sections of The Times as part of...

Moffatt, ex-Philly Inquirer biz desk editor, dies at 80

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:54
James Moffatt, a former deputy business editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, died Sunday at the age of 80 from colitis. Bonnie Cook of the Inquirer writes, “While he held various titles at different times...

WSJ names new banking editor

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:19
Wall Street Journal money and investing editor Francesco Guerrera sent out the following staff announcement: We are delighted to announce the appointment of Brad Reagan as the Wall Street Journal’s new banking editor. In...

Quartz names special projects editor

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:23
Quartz editor in chief Kevin Delaney sent out the following staff promotion on Wednesday: I’m happy to announce the appointment of Lauren Brown as Quartz’s special projects editor. In this role, Lauren will lead...

Kalita promoted to executive editor at Quartz

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:54
Quartz editor in chief Kevin Delaney sent out the following promotion announcement on Wednesday: I’m happy to announce the appointment of Mitra Kalita as Quartz’s executive editor at large, with special responsibility for global...

Quartz hires Smalera from NYT

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:51
Quartz editor in chief Kevin Delaney sent out the following announcement on Wednesday morning: I’m happy to announce that Paul Smalera will join us as Quartz’s Ideas editor as of November 5. Paul comes...