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Finalists named for Canadian business journalist awards

1 hour 46 min ago
The winners of CFA Society Toronto’s Press Awards will be announced at a reception on Wednesday, Nov. 26. The CFA Society Toronto Financial Journalism Awards recognize the contributions of Canadian publications and journalists whose...

WSJ launches two new social media accounts

6 hours 36 min ago
The Wall Street Journal announced Monday the launch of two new social media accounts, on LINE and WeChat, making the Journal one of the first major international news organizations to have official global accounts...

Discussing where business journalism is headed

8 hours 11 min ago
The Charlie Rose Show recently discussed financial journalism. Among his guests were Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Asset Management and founder of The Reformed Broker; Joe Weisenthal of Bloomberg News; Felix Salmon, editor at...

Coverage: Hunger Games opening huge – and disappointing

8 hours 37 min ago
The third movie in the Hunger Games franchise pulled in $123 million in its opening weekend. It was the biggest premier of 2014, but less than the other movies in the series. Ben Fritz...

Talking Biz News Today — Nov. 24, 2014

8 hours 40 min ago
Some of Monday’s top business news stories: The New York Times Fellowship or internship? In media, the definition has become fluid, by Katherine Bindley Bidding in government auction of airwaves reaches $34 billion, by...

WSJ’s Baker speaks on the future of business journalism

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 21:44
Gerard Baker, editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal, gave the UNC journalism school’s Nelson Benton Lecture in collaboration with the Carolina Seminar on Business Journalism and Public Policy on Nov. 17 in Carroll Hall...

The Financial Follies: Like your high school prom

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 17:04
Our anonymous society correspondent attended the 2014 Financial Follies, hosted by the New York Financial Writers’ Association, on Friday night in New York and submitted the following report: Let’s admit it–the Financial Follies —...

Quartz hires Truong as West Coast tech reporter

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 15:22
Alice Truong, Fast Company’s West Coast correspondent, has been hired by the business news site Quartz. She will start her new job — Quartz’s first San Francisco-based tech reporter — in December and report...

Businessweek hires Drummond from The Verge

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 15:04
Katie Drummond, who had been assistant managing editor at The Verge, has been hired as a deputy editor at Bloomberg Businessweek. She started her new job this week. Drummond had been the AME for...

Photo editor leaving Wall Street Journal

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:46
Jack Van Antwerp, the director of photography at The Wall Street Journal for the past seven years, is leaving the paper. In an email to the staff on Friday, Van Antwerp wrote: Today is...

FT plans changes in 2015 to produce more multimedia

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:27
The Financial Times is planning “big changes” in the newsroom for 2015 as its journalists “increasingly think in digital terms rather than putting a print product first,” said editor Lionel Barber. Catalina Albeanu of...

WSJ digital editor promoted to Dow Jones job

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:10
Dow Jones & Co. chief executive officer William Lewis sent out the following announcement to the staff on Friday: Dear Colleague, I am delighted to share with you that Tracy Corrigan has been appointed...

Companies shouldn’t be spying on journalists

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:58
Steve Kovach of Business Insider writes that no company should spy on a journalist the way that Uber claimed it wanted to spy on tech journalist Sarah Lacy. Kovach writes, “What’s the point of...

Mississippi Biz Journal senior reporter set to retire

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:07
Wally Northway, the senior reporter at the Mississippi Business Journal, is retiring at the end of the month after being at the paper since 1997. Ted Carter of the Journal writes, “A few thousand...

Coverage: Goldman scandal prompts Fed review

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:05
It hasn’t been a good quarter for the Federal Reserve. First a former regulatory accused the agency of being lenient on large banks. Then there were the leaked documents to Goldman Sachs. All this...

Talking Biz News Today — Nov. 21, 2014

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 07:54
Some of Friday’s top business news stories: The New York Times After criticism, Fed will study Wall St. oversight, by Peter Eavis Falling wages at factories squeeze the middle class, by Nelson D. Schwartz...

The women challenging the biz media establishment

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 17:29
Satta Sarmah writes for Fast Company magazine about media start-ups, and she focuses part of her article on tech news site The Information and its founder, former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin. Sarmah...

Re/code drops reader comments from site

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 16:30
Re/code founders Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher posted Thursday about some changes being made to the tech news site. Here is an excerpt: You’ll see some design and functionality revisions aimed at making the site quicker...

Newcomer hired by Bloomberg to cover tech start-ups

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 16:14
Eric Newcomer will be joining Bloomberg News to cover tech start-ups out of its San Francisco bureau. Newcomer joins from The Information, where he covered start-ups and venture capital and broke news including Amazon’s...

Siew among those laid off at Reuters

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 15:42
Longtime business journalist Walden Siew is among those who are being laid off from Reuters. Siew, who most recently has been an editor of the Reuters Global Markets Forum, will work at Reuters through...