Remembering WSJ’s Vermont Royster on his 100th birthday

Vermont Connecticut Royster was the editor of The Wall Street Journal from 1958 to 1971, and he won two Pulitzer Prizes — the first in 1953 and the second in 1984. Royster would have turned 100 today. On his 100th birthday, Marion Street Press has published my biography of Royster called “Thinking Things Over: Vermont […]

Don’t be intimidated when talking to CEOs

Patricia Sheridan of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette interviewed Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo about how she does her job and why she left CNBC. Here is an excerpt: Q. Once you get the big elusive CEO interviews for your show, do you find they are reluctant to talk? Are they guarded because of what they […]

Bloomberg announces management changes in DC bureau

Bloomberg News announced management changes in its Washington bureau on Wednesday. Winnie O’Kelley was named executive editor for all U.S. government, legal and regulatory stories; Craig Gordon will be managing editor for Washington news and Jonathan Allen was named Washington bureau chief. In addition, Michael Shepard and Nicholas Johnston were named new deputy managing editors […]

Southeast Missourian seeks business reporter

The Southeast Missourian is looking for a business reporter to cover a thriving business community. The ideal candidate is a creative storyteller who is fair-minded and enjoys networking with those in the business community. Candidates should be able to demonstrate the ability to write breaking news, feature stories and analysis pieces with precision accuracy. The […]

As CNBC turns 25, Deogun reflects on business journalism

Nikhil Deogun is the senior vice president and editor in chief, business news, overseeing Business Day content, coverage and production at CNBC. Deogun joined CNBC in 2010 as managing editor of business news. Deogun joined CNBC from The Wall Street Journal, where he was the deputy managing editor, a position he has held since July […]

WSJ reporter Launder leaves for PR job

The Wall Street Journal’s William Launder, whose reporting focused largely on the newspaper and magazine industries, has left the paper for a public relations gig, reports Joe Pompeo of Capital New York. Pompeo writes, “Martin Peers, the Journal‘s media and marketing bureau chief, confirmed that Launder’s last day was Friday. Peers didn’t have any news […]

Talking Biz News Today — April 30, 2014

Some of Wednesday’s top business stories: The NY Times U.S. economy barely grew in the first quarter, by Nelson D. Schwartz The Wall Street Journal In drug mergers, there’s one sure bet: the layoffs, by Peter Loftus, Marta Falconi and Hester Plumridge Bloomberg GE bids $17 billion for Alstom Energy to preempt Siemens, by Francois […]

Pearson leaving WSJ/Dow Jones after 30+ years in Paris

David Pearson, an automotive and aerospace reporter for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal, is leaving the news organization at the end of the week. In an email to his colleagues, Pearson writes: Yes, I’m shuffling off to begin a new life, perhaps of leisure, perhaps not if I get bored. I’ve probably […]

Reuters parent swings to a profit

Thomson Reuters Corp., the parent company of the Reuters news service, swung to a first-quarter profit, but revenue edged down 1.4 percent as the financial data and news provider’s core financial and risk business reported softer revenue, reports Ben Fox Rubin of The Wall Street Journal. Rubin writes, “Thomson Reuters’s financial and risk division has […]

Bloomberg to name new DC bureau chief

Bloomberg News is planning to promote White House reporter Jonathan Allen to Washington bureau chief, reports Dylan Byers of Politico. Byers writes, “The move is part of Bloomberg’s larger effort to shore up its political coverage after a string of high-level departures from the D.C. office, including executive editor Susan Goldberg and managing editor Tim Franklin […]