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Sherr named executive editor of CNET

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:19
Ian Sherr has been named executive editor at CNET News, where he will oversee news coverage on the West Coast out of the company’s San Francisco headquarters. He most recently served as senior writer...

Keenan, former CNBC and Fox Biz anchor, has died

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:37
Terry Keenan, who worked as an anchor at CNBC and Fox Business Network and who recently was writing a business column for the New York Post, has died at the age of 53, The...

Black Enterprise launching “Women of Power” TV show

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:33
Black Enterprise magazine will launch a new, 30-minute television show called “Women of Power” this weekend. The show will air every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in most markets on cable channel TV One. Viewers...

How business journalism helps you run a media business

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:54
Lucia Moses of Digiday interviewed journalists who have started their own media operations, including Jessica Lessin, a former Wall Street Journal reporter who left to start The Information. Moses writes, “In an era of...

Coverage: Amazon shares drop after earnings

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 08:16
Investors are tired of waiting for the online retailing giant Amazon to actually make money. It’s hard to believe with all the stuff the company sells that it isn’t profitable, but investments continue to...

Talking Biz News Today — Oct. 24, 2014

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 08:11
Some of Friday’s top stories: The Wall Street Journal Microsoft bucks trend as sales defy expectations, by Shira Ovide Amazon’s spending leads to biggest quarterly loss in 14 years, by Greg Bensinger The New...

TheStreet CEO: Business journalism will be a growth area forever

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:39
Elisabeth DeMarse, chairman and CEO of the financial news operation TheStreet Inc., was named Thursday to the board of directors of AppNexus, the world’s largest independent ad tech company. Prior to joining TheStreet, DeMarse...

Lattman named NYTimes deputy biz editor

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:18
New York Times business editor Dean Murphy sent out the following announcement on Thursday: Yes, good news: Peter Lattman is returning to BizDay as deputy business editor. And he’s bringing the fantastic media team...

Frankie Flack: Ben Bradlee, you ignorant slut

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:29
All the reporters in my Twitter feed are linking, during this sad week of Ben Bradlee’s death at the age of 93, to a Washington Post post titled “A classic Ben Bradlee letter to...

CNNMoney launches international page

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:56
CNNMoney international editor Mark Thompson sent out the following message on Thursday morning: The next big milestone in the evolution of business news on CNN is here. CNNMoney is now the business news website...

Coverage: More trouble for automakers

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:06
The news that automakers have taken another hit means that car companies working to regain consumer trust have suffered another setback.  Airbags are now exploding, forcing car makers to recall them and consumers to...

Talking Biz News Today — Oct. 23, 2014

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:01
Some of Thursday’s top stories: The New York Times Years after the market collapse, sidelined borrowers return, by Tara Siegel Bernard Comcast reports rise in third quarter earnings, by Emily Steel The Wall Street...

When Ben Bradlee hired a deputy business editor

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:04
Steven Pearlstein, a business columnist for the Washington Post, writes about how former executive editor Ben Bradlee, who died Tuesday at the age of 93, hired him in 1987 to become the paper’s deputy...

Weisenthal: Why covering the markets is fun

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:50
Joe Weisenthal, the executive editor of Business Insider leaving for a job at Bloomberg Media, writes Wednesday about why he enjoys covering the financial markets. Weisenthal writes, “Now it’s obvious that for a markets...

Bloomberg’s Matthews on covering economic trends

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:26
Lauren Meller of Bloomberg’s public relations staff interviewed Bloomberg News economics reporter Steve Matthews on how he covers economic trends. Here is an excerpt: You recently wrote a story about how some states have...

NYPost hires Kussin to cover real estate

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:00
Zachary Kussin, a real estate reporter in New York, has been hired to cover the beat for the New York Post. His first day will be Nov. 10. He replaces Max Gross, who resigned...

CNBC digital operations set record in September

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:52
CNBC’s digital operations posted its best month ever in September with 14.3 million unique visitors, up 31 percent compared to last year at this time, according to the September 2014 comScore Multi-platform Report US....

Bloomberg Businessweek to publish Czech edition

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:41
Bloomberg LP announced plans Wednesday to publish Bloomberg Businessweek Česko, a Czech-language edition of the magazine starting in late November. Under terms of the publishing agreement, Smart Connections will also produce a Czech-language edition...

Inside Bloomberg Media’s digital video business

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:36
Eric Blattberg of Digiday writes about Bloomberg Media’s digital video business. Blattberg writes, “Paul Marcum, a former GE marketing executive Smith hired in December, is responsible for much of that growth. After a brief...

Coverage: Total CEO dies In plane crash

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:59
The news that oil giant Total’s CEO Christophe de Margerie was killed in a plane crash in Moscow shocked the business world. It also kicked off speculation about who would take over the company....