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Updated: 31 min 24 sec ago foundation to fund investigative biz journalism

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:42
Financial news site announced Thursday that it is launching a foundation that will fund investigative financial journalism. A story on its website states, “TheStreet will provide funding to the Foundation for its financial literacy initiatives. ‘Our mission is to channel Wall Street dollars to help solve Main Street problems by providing individuals and communities

San Fran Business Times seeks real estate reporter

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 17:58
Are you the next star commercial real estate reporter for the San Francisco Business Times? We’re seeking a scoop-driven, barking hard news animal of a reporter to continue our long-term ownership of the commercial real estate beat. You’ll provide a steady diet of exclusive breaking news for our online daily edition, and longer-form stories for

Bloomberg names Marcum head of digital video

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 17:55
Paul Marcum has been named global head of digital video for Bloomberg Media. He joined Bloomberg in December from GE where he was director of Global Digital Marketing. Paul was an instrumental driver of GE’s  content-focused strategy, which successfully married digital product and commerce and was widely praised by advertisers, marketers and media influencers. Bloomberg

Writing about the stock market: An endless supply of ideas

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:10
Michael Regan is a Bloomberg News writer and editor based in New York, where he puts out a daily column on the United States and global stock markets. Lauren Meller of the Bloomberg public relations staff interviewed him about his work. Here is an excerpt: How do you find fresh topics to write about every

Reuters seeks energy correspondent in Dubai

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:45
Reuters is looking for a top flight reporter with excellent contacts and bags of initiative to lead one of the most enticing stories on the EMEA file. Our Senior Middle East Energy Correspondent will sit at the heart of oil cartel OPEC’s policy and Iran’s re-emergence post-sanctions as a presence on global oil markets, plus names new editor in chief

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:34
Janet Guyon has been named editor in chief of website, replacing Bill Inman, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Guyon joins TheStreet from Investopedia, where she has served as managing editor. Before that, Guyon worked at Bloomberg News for four years, managing and editing “Top” news. Guyon has more than 18 years’ names opinion editor

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:52
Dan Colarusso, the executive editor of digital at Reuters, sent out the following staff hire announcement on Thursday: I’m happy to announce that Jason Fields is joining as Editor-in-Charge of its Opinion section. A journalist with a broad set of interests, Jason has compelling plans for the section, including the addition of more graphic-rich,

Reuters health care reporter Sherman dies of lung cancer

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:52
Debra Sherman, a Reuters reporter for more than two decades who covered the health care industry, died Tuesday from lung cancer. Reuters editor in chief Steve Adler writes, “Deb’s signature mix of humor and moxie made her a fierce reporter and wonderful friend to so many of her colleagues around the world. She covered healthcare

Talking Biz News Today — April 24, 2014

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:18
Some of Thursday’s top business news stories: The New York Times F.D.A. will propose new regulations for e-cigarettes, by Sabrina Tavernise Facebook profit tripled in first quarter, by Vindu Goel The Wall Street Journal GM profit falls 82%, hurt by recalls, but results not as bad as feared, by Jeff Bennett FCC to propose new

Forbes strikes deal for Philippines edition

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:43
Forbes Media LLC and Summit Media announced a partnership to launch Forbes Philippines, a monthly magazine published in English. The first issue of Forbes Philippines will be published in early 2015. Forbes Philippines will have access to Forbes stories from around the world and will feature local content from the Forbes Philippines editorial team. The

Lavelle, former Businessweek B-school editor, lands new job

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:35
Louis Lavelle, business schools editor for Bloomberg Businessweek from 2005 until he was fired late last year, has found a new job. Lavelle started this week as editor of and QS Rankings at QS Quacquarelli Symonds. His responsibilities include managing the QS Rankings of the top 200 MBA programs in the world and overseeing

Sale of Forbes is in doubt

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:14
Forbes Media LLC’s effort to find a buyer is running into trouble, with one potential bidder officially out of the running and two others no longer in active talks, reports Alex Sherman, Stefania Bianchi and Cornelius Rahn of Bloomberg News. Sherman, Bianchi and Rahn write, “Germany’s Axel Springer SE, which publishes the Russian edition of

FCC considers new net neutrality rules

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:53
The battle for streaming content seems to be heating up. Amazon is planning a partnership with HBO; Yahoo is looking for TV shows, and Aereo is pulling network TV out of the air and offering it online. Now, the Federal Communications Commission is considering new rules on how the Internet is accessed. The Wall Street

Frankie Flack: Don’t ignore PR people; tell them to get lost

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:46
When I talk to business journalists about flacks, they all have the same complaint: too much contact. Too much email. Too many phone calls. Especially from junior folks who haven’t learned the rules of the road. I’m going to tell you all how to mitigate that problem. Listen up, hacks. If you heed my advice,

Reuters blogger Salmon to take on web-based role at Fusion

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:48
Prominent Reuters financial blogger Felix Salmon will join the cable network Fusion on Monday in a web-based role that runs across multiple media, reports Ravi Somaiya of the New York Times. Salmon writes, “‘The reason why I am going to Fusion,’ he said in an interview Wednesday, ‘is that they have the ability to help

WSJ’s real-time desk names senior editor

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:41
Wall Street Journal real-time editor Steve Wisnefski sent out the following staff promotion on Tuesday: I am pleased to announce that Sheila Courter will be joining the RealTime Desk in New York as a senior editor. Sheila brings two decades of experience at The Wall Street Journal to this important new role, in which she

Departure of creative director affects Bloomberg overhaul

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:23
The departure of star creative director Richard Turley from Bloomberg Businessweek will affect the major gear shift being implemented by Bloomberg Media chief executive Justin Smith, reports Joe Pompeo of Capital New York. Pompeo writes, “Smith is plotting a new course for Bloomberg Media Group that largely focuses on building out a bigger, smarter and

Talking Biz News Today — April 23, 2014

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:59
Some of Wednesday’s top business news stories: The New York Times With farm robotics, the cows decide when it’s milking time, by Jesse McKinley The pay gap is because of gender, not jobs, by Claire Cain Miller The Wall Street Journal P&G profit up slightly amid sluggish growth in consumer product sales, by Serena Ng

FT launches ad campaign to attract younger readers

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 13:23
The Financial Times has begun an advertising campaign aimed at young readers, reports Angela Haggerty of The Drum. Haggerty writes, “The campaign was created with digital agency Essence and will run on digital poster sites at London commuter stations as well as Facebook and Twitter. “Toni Ellwood, head of acquisition marketing at the FT, explained:

Bloomberg making push into luxury coverage

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 13:19
Alexandra Steigrad of Women’s Wear Daily writes Wednesday about how Bloomberg News is making a push to cover more luxury news. Steigrad writes, “According to an internal memo obtained by WWD, Chris Rovzar, the former digital editor of Vanity Fair, will help Bloomberg build its editorial vision for luxury. This includes developing its luxury news