Kelly Blessing

Kelly Blessing

Kelly Blessing¬†is a senior at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism, where she is studying business journalism. She interned this past summer in New York for Bloomberg News, and she is the recipient of the School’s Van Hecke Award, named after a former business editor of the Charlotte Observer. She is from Annapolis, Md.

Latest Stories by Kelly Blessing

  • Why aren’t journalists allowed to ask questions on earnings calls?

    The quarterly earnings call is much more than a casual conversation among a company’s executives, analysts, investors and the media — it’s a carefully scripted dialogue that is practiced well in advance of a...

  • What were they thinking? Edition No. 982

    Less than a year after the infamous JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s “London Whale” ¬†trading scandal that led to a $6.2 billion loss, IR Magazine gave an award to Jamie Dimon, the company’s chief executive...

  • Avoiding errors, and what to do when they happen

    The quick pace of social media and the Web have escalated the importance of getting a story right the first time and avoiding errors as a journalist, said Forbes managing editor for business news...

  • Stock market coverage: Are the continuous updates too much?

    There’s the initial story, with two to four paragraphs. Then there’s the first update that adds more context, the second update and closing the story once the stock market has shut down for the...

  • How to cover sinking retailers

    No company enjoys admitting that it is having financial troubles or is in danger of shutting its doors, and typically does everything in its power to spin a positive outlook to the media and...