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Seattle biz weekly loses reporter to Newsday

6 hours 30 min ago
Puget Sound Business Journal health reporter Valerie Bauman has left the paper and starts a new political reporting position at Newsday next week. In a farewell post, she wrote, “In my nearly three years...

Orlando Sentinel hires two business reporters

8 hours 56 min ago
The Orlando Sentinel has hired two new reporters for its business news desk. The Sentinel has hired Caitlin Dineen, a business reporter who covered transportation, tourism and business  at the Wilmington StarNews in North...

US News expands consumer advice team

11 hours 48 min ago
U.S. News & World Report has hired Kim Heneghan as vice president and general manager of money products and promoted Kim Castro to executive editor of consumer advice. Heneghan was previously general manager of...

Coverage: Social giving as a business story

12 hours 10 min ago
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is best known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is the Internet giving star of the summer. Unless you’re living in a hole, you or your friends have posted videos dumping...

New York state papers name new business editor

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:52
Doug Fenton has joined the editorial staff of Community Newspapers of Western New York as business editor. A story on the Hamburg Sun website states, “Doug served as case manager and marketing director for...

Denver biz reporter moving to Minneapolis

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:53
Kristen Painter, currently the airlines and aerospace reporter at The Denver Post, will be joining the Minneapolis Star Tribune business team to cover growth and development. Painter, who is originally from Minnesota, will start...

Politician complains about SEC leaks to biz reporters

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:18
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling criticized the SEC for leaks to the news media in a letter to SEC Chair Mary Jo White this week, reports Eamon Javers of CNBC. Javers writes,...

Apple’s silence doesn’t help it with biz reporters

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:04
John Siracusa, who writes about Apple for Ars Technica, was interviewed by Chris Ip of Columbia Journalism Review about how the tech giant is covered. Here is an excerpt: How has Apple coverage changed...

Energy reporter claims industry got him fired

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:33
John Colson, who covered the energy industry for the Glenwood Springs Post Independent in Colorado, claims the companies operating in the area got him fired from the paper, reports David O. Williams of Government...

Thomson Reuters seeks to copyright a website’s content

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:00
Thomson Reuters has sent a letter to MediaName, a media news website in India, saying that it would like to republish its content and will claim the content if the website’s owner doesn’t respond...

Building a long-term future for Bloomberg

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:08
Jasper Jackson of The Media Briefing interviewed Paul Marcum, global head of digital video for Bloomberg Media, about the company’s expansion plans. Jackson writes, “You might expect a company like Bloomberg to be less...

Coverage: Bank of America to pay $17 billion for mortgages

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:59
Bank of America is trying to put its mortgage woes behind it, agreeing to by $17 billion to end a government investigation. The Wall Street Journal story by Christina Rexrode and Devlin Barrett had...

Rethinking tech coverage at the New York Times

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:42
Matt Buchanan of The Awl writes about technology coverage at The New York Times and how it has spread to other sections but remains subservient in the business section. Buchanan writes, “While reporters at...

Fortune’s Hempel to join Wired

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:20
Jessi Hempel, a senior writer at Fortune magazine, has resigned to join Wired magazine. She writes on Medium: Today, I’m thrilled to share the news that I am joining WIRED as a senior writer...

How a Reuters reporter got her Apple scoop

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:13
Last week, Reuters was first with the news that Apple Inc has been discussing how its “HealthKit” service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well...

Coverage: Uber gets politically savvy

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:36
Uber has come under fire from all sides – taxi drivers, regulators and competitors. Now the company has decided to fight back and it’s hired a political heavyweight to help them. The New York...

New biz magazine launching in Delaware

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:59
A publishing company with titles in locations north of New York and west of Philadelphia is planning a new business magazine called Delaware Business Times. Joe DiStefano of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes, “Waltz has...

Michigan paper names new business editor

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:40
Veteran journalist Dan Nielsen is the Traverse City Record-Eagle’s new business editor. A story on its website states, “Nielsen, whose journalism career spans more than two decades, is a longtime Record-Eagle employee who spent...

The 20-year-old who rocks the Apple beat

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:14
Michael Rosenwald writes for Columbia Journalism Review about Mark Gurman, the 20-year-old Michigan student who covers Apple for 9to5mac.com. Rosenwald writes, “Gurman’s scoops, beginning in high school, have included stories about Apple’s foray into...

Coverage: PwC’s reputation takes a hit

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
PricewaterhouseCoopers is paying $25 million to settle charges that it failed to report an infraction by a client. While they might not be too worried about the amount, the hit to its banking practice’s...