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Mickelthwait bringing new editorial tone to Bloomberg

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 23:24
Roger Yu and Kim Hjelmgaard of USA Today write for Monday’s paper about incoming Bloomberg News editor in chief John Mickelthwait, the current editor of The Economist. Yu and Hjelmgaard write, “Current and former...

Fox Business gets dropped from Dish

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 13:03
Dish Network dropped Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network late Saturday night before negotiations ended, breaching their contract. Tim Carry, executive vice president of Fox News and Fox Business, issued the following statement:...

Reuters editor in chief: Managers will take greater role in training

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:57
Reuters editor in chief Steve Adler sent the following message about its editorial training program to managers: We are about to announce changes in our training – or “learning” – program, and I’d like...

How CNBC vetted the 17-year-old investor scam

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 14:00
Jana Kasperkevic and Heidi Moore of The Guardian write Saturday about how a 17-year-old high schooler from New York was able to convince some business publications to write about his non-existent trading success without...

Pressler staying at New York magazine, not joining Bloomberg

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:00
Jessica Pressler, the New York magazine writer hired by Bloomberg to work in its investigative unit, is staying at the magazine in the wake of a scandal about a story she wrote about a...

CEO Doctoroff bids farewell to Bloomberg

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 17:41
Dan Doctoroff, the CEO of Bloomberg LP, bid farewell to the employees in a note on Friday, reports Joe Pompeo of Capital New York. Pompeo writes, “‘I love this company, and there’s a part...

SF Biz Times begins publishing restaurant inspections

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:12
The San Francisco Business Times has started publishing lists of restaurants and other food establishments in its coverage area that have been cited for high-risk violations of the local health code. Marlize van Romburgh...

USA Today hires Whitehouse to cover Wall Street

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:14
Kaja Whitehouse, who covered business for the New York Post for seven years, has joined USA Today  in a newly-created position of Wall Street reporter. “I’ve followed her career since she was at Dow...

Tennessean hires two new business reporters

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:09
Stefanie Murray, executive editor of The Tennessean in Nashville, announced that the paper has hired two new business journalists. They are: Holly Fletcher started in early December covering Nashville’s massive health care industry. Holly...

Yes, a PR person and a biz journalist can get along

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:04
Roxana Janka, a public relations specialist at The Phelps Group, writes about her working relationship with New York Times advertising reporter Stuart Elliott, who is leaving the paper on Friday. Janka writes, “I once...

Capital Business to move inside Washington Post

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:40
The Washington Post announced Friday that Capital Business, The Post’s standalone publication focused on the D.C.-area’s business and development, will move into the main newspaper throughout the week and no longer be a separate...

Bloomberg Media hires senior editor in London

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:04
Bloomberg Media has hired Nate Lanxon as senior editor for Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Lanxon was most recently the editor of Wired.co.uk and previously held senior roles at CNET UK. He is...

NYTimes set to drop advertising column

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:49
The New York Times will drop its long-running advertising column, a fixture for decades, as the buyout-taking Stuart Elliott pens his farewell column for the paper on Friday, reports Keith Kelly of the New...

Coverage: Cuba is open for business – or is it?

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:44
After President Barack Obama announced that he was planning to strengthen ties with Cuba, including opening an embassy in Havana, many cigar and rum aficionados rejoiced. But what does the move actually mean? The...

Talking Biz News Today — Dec. 19, 2014

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:42
Some of Friday’s top business news stories: The New York Times Tenants in London win battle against American equity firm, by Jenny Anderson Psst! It’s me, the mannequin. This would look great on you,...

International Biz Times website gets hacked

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 22:31
Someone purporting to be the Syrian Electronic Army claimed to have hacked the International Business Times website Wednesday evening and removed a story titled “The Syrian Army Is Shrinking, And Assad Is Running Out Of Soldiers.”...

Banks named editor of Boston Business Journal

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 22:02
Douglas Banks has been named the new editor of the Boston Business Journal, effective Jan. 5. A story on its website states, “Banks is returning to the BBJ after serving the past three years...

Blair, USA Today tech editor, heads to PR firm

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:28
Nancy Blair, the technology editor for USA Today, has resigned to become vice president of content for Access Communications, a public relations firm. Matt Afflixio, president of Access, writes, “Today, we are thrilled to...

Fox Business launching new reality shows in 2015

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:57
Fox Business Network announced Thursday it will debut two new reality shows in January. “Strange Inheritance,” which examines real-life stories behind unconventional inheritances, will be hosted by Jamie Colby, and will debut on Monday,...

Dow Jones to report subscription data audited by accounting firm

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:10
Dow Jones & Co. released Thursday global sales and subscription figures for its financial news publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Financial News and MarketWatch.com. Independently assured by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP UK, these figures...