WSJ’s Carney joining Breitbart to start biz coverage
Breitbart News has hired veteran financial journalist John Carney of The Wall Street Journal to lead a new finance and economics section set to launch soon after the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration, reports Joshua Green of Bloomberg News.
Green writes, “Breitbart executives say Carney’s hire is part of a shift toward more robust news coverage that remains faithful to the site’s populist ideals.
“‘There simply isn’t a better person in media to lead the economics section of an anti establishment, center-right, global news outlet,’ Larry Solov, chief executive of Breitbart News Network, said in a statement. Carney, a former attorney and veteran of CNBC and Business Insider, writes about finance with a populist bent that often mirrors Breitbart’s outlook on politics.
“‘We’re going to both break news and provide analysis and commentary as it happens,’ he says.
“While Carney describes the site’s new contributors as having a variety of ideological backgrounds, he says all have become ‘converts to the cause of economic nationalism and populism.'”
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In an email to Talking Biz News, Carney wrote:
I’m very excited to be working with the team at Breitbart to tell the story of America’s new, rapidly changing economy.
My work — from Dealbreaker, to Business Insider, to CNBC and at the Wall Street Journal — has always reflected a spirit of economic populism and optimism about the potential for the American economy. That will be built into the DNA of our reporting and commentary at the new vertical.
In a way, I guess I’m going back to my roots as a scrappy, digital upstart eager to challenge the orthodoxies of the establishment.