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Greg Bartalos is the editor in chief of Barrons.com, the online site for the weekly business newspaper. He rejoined Barron’s as editor of Barrons.com in early 2009, following his most recent role as assistant managing editor of Yahoo! Finance, a position he held since 2006. He previously served as senior editor of Barrons.com. In his role,
Stanley Cohen, the longtime Washington editor of Advertising Age, died earlier this month at the age of 93. A story on the National Press Club website states, “An elevator ride away from the Club was Cohen’s Advertising Age office, where he was the Washington editor from 1943-1984. He retired as a corporate vice president of
Seems like the housing market has shaken off the last of the crisis. Bloomberg reports that new home sales are at the second-highest level since 2008 and demand is growing. Here’s the story: Sales of new U.S. homes climbed in April to the second-highest level in almost five years as lower borrowing costs and job
Bloomberg L.P. Thursday unveiled a new chat service for foreign-exchange traders across various banks, developed in collaboration with Citigroup, reports William Launder of The Wall Street Journal. Launder writes, “The product is part of a broader effort by banks to take direct control of employee-communications services, at a time when the security of chat platforms
Caleb Solomon will join Bloomberg News as an editor at large for Top News, beginning Monday, June 17, editor-in-chief Matthew Winkler announced Thursday. Solomon joins Bloomberg News from The Boston Globe, where he has served as managing editor/digital since March 2013. Previously, Solomon was The Globe’s managing editor, where he acted as the newsroom’s chief
Laura Shin of SmartPlanet.com writes about how business news will fit into BuzzFeed’s operation. Shin writes, “Section editor, Peter Lauria, who was hired from Reuters and spent five years at the New York Post leading media, tech and entertainment coverage, says, ‘Nobody is saying that BuzzFeed is going to replace The Wall Street Journal as
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke appeared before a Congressional hearing on Wednesday and the headlines he made were decidedly different across the various national media covering his remarks. First, the Wall Street Journal story, which ran with the headline “Bernanke: Bond Buys Could Slow at ‘Next Few Meetings’” and focused on the Fed’s ending
Alex Kowalski, an economics reporter for Bloomberg News in Washington, is leaving the wire service for graduate school in urban planning at Cal-Berkeley. “I will focus on housing, community and economic development, topics that increasingly commanded my interests as I wrote more and more about the U.S. economy,” wrote Kowalski in an email to Talking
Wall Street Journal managing editor Gerard Baker sent out the following staff promotion on Wednesday: I’m delighted to announce that Dave Pettit is appointed Editor, Institutional News and Data. In this newly created role, Dave will oversee the transition of our newswires platform to the digital age — a change that is critical to the
Simone Foxman of Quartz writes about how Reuters also offers a chat function to its customers that is similar to the one that Bloomberg offers on its terminals. Foxman writes, “Alternatives to Bloomberg chat are already out there, the most prominent offered by Thomson Reuters itself since 2002. In fact, according to a source, Thomson
Gregory Millman of The Wall Street Journal writes about the time that the Internal Revenue Service secretly obtained his phone records. Millman writes, “My first-hand experience of this came when agents of the Secret Service (then part of the Treasury Department, now part of the Department of Homeland Security) appeared at my door in 1991.
Todd Wasserman of Mashable writes that Bloomberg Businessweek is targeting twentysomethings living at home for a campaign that aims to gently nudge them out of their parents’ basements by offering — what else? — a subscription to the magazine. Wasserman writes, “The title launched the website bbwgetsyouahead.com, which houses e-giftcards that parents and friends can
Ryan Chittum of Columbia Journalism Review writes about how The Motley Fool faced attempts to manipulate some of its writers into posting items about a questionable penny stock. Chittum writes, “Richards reports the site ‘has banned four bloggers because they submitted suspiciously glowing posts on Goff.’ He also notes that SeekingAlpha, a competitor stock-blogging site,
Peter Lauria, the business editor at Buzzfeed, spoke on CNBC Wednesday morning about its launching of a business news section.
Apple CEO Tim Cook was in the spotlight Tuesday while being grilled by a Senate committee on Apple’s payment (or lack thereof) of taxes. The company is accused of using overseas accounts to hold cash, making it exempt from U.S. taxes, something the executive strongly denied. From the Wall Street Journal: Mr. Cook’s appearance on Capitol
Lauren Indvik of Mashable writes about the complete overhaul of Wired magazine, which rolled out its redesign with the June issue. Indvik writes, “There was something about the previous version of Wired — the bright colors, bold fonts, perhaps the splashy photos and graphics — that made it feel distinctly like a magazine about science
The Financial Times launched Tuesday a new service in Latin America providing FT news and analysis translated into Spanish. Available through the FT Syndication service, which offers media organizations the right to republish FT content, subscribers will receive 10 articles per week covering international trends and developments relevant to Latin America. The service will include
Latoya West of The Journal News in Westchester County, N.Y., interviewed Fox Business Network reporter Charles Gasparino about his career. Here is an excerpt: Q: What inspired you to pursue a career in journalism? A: It certainly wasn’t the money. My parents hated the fact that I wanted to go into journalism for both the
BuzzFeed‘s business news strategy is to focus on breaking news but focusing on the areas where it believes it can cover the news better than others, said its business editor in an interview on Tuesday. “Business news is scoops,” said Peter Lauria. “That’s how you get readers. That’s how you get noticed. That’s how you
Jason Gilbert, a tech reporter for Yahoo, writes about what it was like to cover the company’s announcement that it was rolling out an updated version of Flickr and its acquisition of Tumblr. Gilbert writes, “If you are looking for an even-handed, equanimous, journalistic-ten-commandments version of this story, then you are on the wrong website.