Former WSJ/CNBC reporter launches CorpGov.com
A former Wall Street Journal and CNBC reporter launched Thursday a website called CorpGov.com, which is covering corporate governance news and issues.
CorpGov will tackle governance matters ranging from activism to compensation to M&A, and it will have interviews with chief executive officers.
It’s the second site for John Jannarone, the editor and founder of Capital Markets Media. In January, he launched IPO Edge.
“I founded [Capital Markets Media] because I wanted to focus on investigative work, which is hard to do at a big media company because they don’t have the resources,” said Jannarone in a telephone interview.
Jannarone previously spent a decade as a writer and on-air analyst at The Journal and CNBC. His work included investigative reporting on Darden Restaurants and Diamond Foods that contributed directly to management shakeups and the exits of CEOs of both companies.
He began his career at Morgan Stanley as an investment banker and graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in economics.
Both websites are currently not charging to access their content. Capital Markets Media has a content partnership where its stories appear on Yahoo Finance.
Jannarone said the stories on IPO Edge are, in longer form, similar to what he did while writing for the “Heard on the Street” column at The Journal.
“There’s a window of time when brokers and sell-side analysts can’t write about IPOs, but the public wants to know about it,” said Jannarone. “So I use my resources and dig through SEC filings to come up with objective views of these IPOs at a time when the investment community needs it.”