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Energy reporter laid off at the KC Star

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 21:28
Steve Everly, who has covered energy and utilities at the Kansas City Star and been there for 28 years, was among those laid off at the paper, reports David Hudnall of Pitch. Hudnall writes,...

This week’s top business news — Jan. 26-30, 2015

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 21:17
Two CEOs resigned, more earnings poured in and economic indicators were announced, but this week’s business news centered around one thing: the Super Bowl. With Sunday quickly approaching, business journalists covered every aspect of...

Brady leaves Bloomberg Businessweek

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 21:14
Diane Brady, a senior editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, has left the magazine. Her last day was on Friday. On her Facebook page, Brady said she was joining a new media venture. Brady had been...

Social media editor Fillion leaving WSJ

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:19
Rubina Madan Fillion, a social media editor at The Wall Street Journal, said goodbye to her colleagues on Friday. In an email, Fillion wrote: After an amazing seven years, today is my last day...

WSJD conference boosts circulation, ad revenue

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:13
The Wall Street Journal’s year-old print, digital and conference platform for technology coverage, WSJD, drove nearly 5,600 new subscribers to the Journal in 2014 while also boosting advertising revenues, reports Joe Pompeo of Capital...

Alloway named executive editor of Bloomberg Markets

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 13:51
Joe Weisenthal, managing editor of Bloomberg Media’s markets coverage, sent the following announcement to the staff on Friday: I am thrilled to announce that Tracy Alloway is joining us as Executive Editor of Bloomberg...

Coverage: The debate over Conde Nast’s latest move

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:10
Conde Nast rocked the journalism world this week by announcing its editors would be available for hire through its new advertising arm. It’s sparked debates amongst journalists AdAge had this story by Michael Sebastian...

Talking Biz News Today — Jan. 30, 2015

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:09
Some of Friday’s top business news stories: The New York Times Greece’s feisty finance minister tries a more moderate message, by Liz Alderman Shake Shack, born in a park, is going public with big...

Bloomberg Business is a splash, not a redesign

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 19:20
Caroline O’Donovan of Nieman Lab writes about the new Bloomberg Business website and interviewed Bloomberg digital editor Josh Topolsky about its creation. O’Donovan writes, “Did Topolsky set out to build a digital that both...

Houston Chronicle hires DME for sports/business

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 19:15
Houston Chronicle editor Nancy Barnes sent out the following to her staff: We’re delighted to announce that Todd Stone, assistant managing editor/business at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, will be joining the Houston Chronicle...

Minneapolis daily names new business editor

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:14
Minneapolis Star Tribune editor Rene Sanchez sent out the following announcement to the staff on Thursday: We are delighted to announce that THOM KUPPER will be our new Assistant Managing Editor for Business, succeeding...

Blodget: Business Insider goal is to be world’s biggest biz news source

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 13:25
Here is the note that Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget sent to his staff in the wake of the announcement that the business news site has received a $25 million investment: Dear Team, I...

AP boosts its automated earnings story output

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 13:18
The Associated Press, working with Automated Insights and Zacks Investment Research, is now automatically generating more than 3,000 stories about U.S. corporate earnings each quarter, a tenfold increase over what AP reporters and editors...

Black Enterprise hires Stacey Tisdale

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:21
Black Enterprise magazine has hired Stacey Tisdale as a senior content producer with a focus on personal finance. “Stacey serves as a great addition to the Black Enterprise content team and expansion of our...

Memphis biz magazine changes name, content

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:02
Beginning with the February/March issue, “MBQ: Inside Memphis Business” has changed its name to “Inside Memphis Business.” Publisher Ken Neill made the announcement at the magazine’s annual CEO of the Year Awards luncheon held...

British version of Bloomberg Business to launch in March

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:55
Arif Durrani of MediaWeek interviewed Adam Freeman, Bloomberg Media’s first managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, about the launch of Bloomberg Business in England in March. Durrani writes, “After six months...

Coverage: Facebook earnings show gains

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:50
Remember when there was a question about if Facebook was going to continue to show earnings growth? Well, the company answered it this quarter. The Washington Post story by Hayley Tsukayama pointed out several...

Talking Biz News Today — Jan. 29, 2015

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:48
Some of Thursday’s top business news stories: The New York Times Federal Reserve won’t raise interest rates before June, at earliest, by Binyamin Appelbaum Facebook sales beat forecasts, but expenses increase even faster, by...

Business Insider gets $25 million in funding

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:48
Business Insider, founded in 2007, will receive $25 million from a group of investors led by a unit of German media conglomerate Axel Springer SE that also includes Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, reports Lukas Alpert of...

Shafer: Bloomberg Business won’t change my reading habits

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:40
Politico media columnist Jack Shafer writes about Bloomberg Business, the website launched Wednesday. Shafer writes, “Having spent time on Bloomberg Business today, I can’t imagine that its virtuosity will ever change my reading habits...