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MarketWatch.com editor bans photos of traders on stock market floor

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:45
Jeremy Olshan, the editor of Marketwatch.com, has banned photos of traders on the stock market floor from the financial news website, noting that they’re no longer a true reflection of how the market works....

Establishing connections between business, politics, finance and economics

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:34
Edmund Lee of Re/code interviewed Financial Times editor in chief Lionel Barber about the paper’s plans in the United States and its growth. Here is an excerpt: Despite the fact that newspapers are declining,...

WaPo financial desk adds editor

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:40
Washington Post financial editor Greg Schneider and deputy financial editor David Cho made the following announcement on Wednesday: We’re delighted to announce that Zach Goldfarb is joining us on the Financial editing desk for...

The only journalism that is really investigative is of the economy and finance

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:35
James Breiner writes on IJnet.com about Francisco Vidal Bonifaz, a Mexican business journalist who has worked in the field for three decades. Breiner writes, “‘Business journalism is a wonderful career,’ he says. ‘It has...

ABC, CBS and PBS win business Emmys

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:15
ABC’s “Nightline” and CBS’s “60 Minutes” were among the winners Tuesday night for business and economics reporting in the 35th annual news and documentary Emmys. “Nightline” won the Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in...

CNBC ratings hit lowest level since 1997

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:20
Jeff Reeves of InvestorPlace.com writes about CNBC’s low ratings for the third quarter. Reeves writes, “But the latest numbers show that being ‘first in business’ may not exactly exactly mean being a priority in the...

Coverage: eBay and PayPal call it quits

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:04
OK, so it’s not really a divorce, but eBay caved to pressure and announced Tuesday it would spin off PayPal into a separately traded public company. At a time when other Internet companies are...

Talking Biz News Today — Oct. 1, 2014

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:01
Some of Wednesday’s top stories The New York Times Detailing financial links of doctors and drug makers, by Katie Thomas, Agustin Armendariz and Sarah Cohen Walgreen reports loss of $239 million for quarter, by...

Company complains reporter only uses 5 percent of its responses

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:28
Privately held Koch Industries is contesting the accuracy of a Rolling Stone article about its pollution record, but the journalist who wrote the article is standing by its content, reports Daniel McCoy of the...

Insight: How to cover a merger or acquisition

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:39
The seasons are not the only things changing. Headlines everywhere are flooded with recent mergers and acquisitions. From last month’s questionable Burger King-Tim Horton’s deal to the weakening talks between DreamWorks Animation and SoftBank, M&A...

News Corp. CEO Thomson received $12.5 million in compensation

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:31
Robert Thomson, the chief executive officer of Wall Street Journal parent News Corp., received total compensation valued at $12.5 million during the 2014 fiscal year, according to a proxy statement filed Tuesday with the...

Why’s it’s important to reinvent yourself in business journalism

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:40
Herb Greenberg, a senior markets columnist for TheStreet.com, writes on LinkedIn about how reinventing himself throughout his career has moved him forward. Greenberg writes, “As somebody who has spent a good part of my...

TheStreet.com seeks retraction from Washington Post

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:03
On Sept. 27, the Washington Post published a column attacking the integrity of TheStreet’s biotech coverage and reporter, Adam Feuerstein. TheStreet has requested a retraction. Below is our letter to the Post’s editor: To...

Judge dismisses subscription lawsuit against WSJ, Barron’s parent

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:41
A New York federal judge has dismissed allegations of fraud against Dow Jones & Co., the parent of The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s, ending a proposed class action that accused the company of...

WSJ, Indian biz paper Mint end relationship

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:33
The Wall Street Journal and the Indian business newspaper Mint have ended their seven-year-old partnership effective Tuesday. Suptarishi Dutta of Quartz writes, “The original deal, signed in 2006, was for five years. It was extended...

LA Times biz columnist defends TheStreet reporter

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:21
Los Angeles Times business columnist Michael Hiltzik comes to the defense Tuesday of TheStreet.com reporter Adam Feuerstein, who was accused during the weekend by Washington Post business columnist Steven Pearlstein of colluding with short...

FT bets big on smart watches

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:08
Jessica Davies of The Drum writes about the Financial Times and its foray into distributing its content via smart watches in an interview with FT chief technology officer John O’Donovan. Davies writes, “The FT...

Crain’s New York launches lifestyle magazine

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:04
Crain’s New York Business has launched Crain’s 5boros, a consumer lifestyle magazine covering food, fashion, retail, the arts, and residential real estate. Valerie Block of Crain’s New York writes, “The quarterly magazine, which published...

Coverage: Gross departure puts PIMCO on defensive

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:57
A lot has been written since the bombshell news of Bill Gross’s departure from Pimco, the company he founded and built into a bond powerhouse. Now the money is flowing out, and Pimco is...

Talking Biz News Today — Sept. 30, 2014

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:56
Some of Tuesday’s top stories The New York Times The Lehman bailout that never was, by James B. Stewart and Peter Evans EBay to spin off PayPal, adopting strategy backed by Icahn, by Michael...