Remembering former Morning Call biz editor Hirsch

Mike Miorelli of The Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania, remembers Mike Hirsch, who died earlier this month and was once the paper’s business editor. Miorelli writes, “After Mike was diagnosed with ALS in late fall 2019, he came up with the mantra, ‘ALS will kill me, but it won’t break me,’ and he stayed true to that […]

Why a retail reporter likes her job

Columbus Dispatch retail reporter Taijuan Moorman talks about why she likes her job. Here is an excerpt: Why did I become a journalist? I enjoy getting to know people, seeing the world through their eyes, and learning who they are and why they do what they do. I consider it a privilege to be able to help […]

Corpus Christi biz reporter Cargo among Gannett layoffs

Kathryn Cargo, a business reporter at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times in Texas, was among the Gannett layoffs on Friday. Cargo had been at the paper since March 2019 and also covered city government. She previously was a business and agriculture news reporter at the Victoria Advocate, which is also in Texas. Cargo holds a bachelor’s […]

Earls to become legal intelligence editor for Bloomberg Law

Maya Earls is becoming an editor on Bloomberg Law’s legal intelligence team. She will start next week. Earls has been an environmental law reporter for Bloomberg Law since February 2020. She previously was a reporting fellow for E&E News and also worked as a staff writer for the Philadelphia Tribune. Earls holds a bachelor’s degree from […]

Dow Jones chief subscriptions officer leaving for The Information

Karl Wells, the chief subscriptions officer at Dow Jones & Co., is leaving to becoming chief commercial officer at tech news site The Information. The Information founder Jessica Lessin writes, “Karl knows a thing or two about subscription businesses. As chief subscriptions officer of Dow Jones, Karl built and scaled the consumer subscription businesses of The Wall Street […]

The Points Guy senior editor Wilson is departing

Benet Wilson, a senior editor at The Points Guy, is leaving the news organization. She oversaw its credit cards coverage and had been with the news organization since May 2019. Wilson previously was a senior editor at Airport Business magazine and was co-editor in chief of She was also online managing editor for Aviation Week […]

Reuters legal affairs reporter Hurley is leaving

Lawrence Hurley, a legal affairs reporter at Reuters, is leaving the news organization for a new opportunity. He has been recently covering the U.S. Supreme Court, and he was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team project on how the defense of qualified immunity protects police officers accused of excessive force. Hurley has been with Reuters […]

Sheidlower hired for CNBC “Fast Money” team

Noah Sheidlower has been hired by CNBC to work on its “Fast Money” team as an intern. He has been interning this summer at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sheidlower previously interned for NBC news on the business and tech team, and at CNN on the digital newsdesk. He also interned at the New York Post. Sheidlower is […]

Oshkosh biz reporter named paper’s editor

Oshkosh Northwestern business reporter Katy Macek has been named the Northwestern’s new editor. A story on its website states, “Macek, a Port Washington native, joined the Northwestern in June 2021 after previously working as an entertainment reporter and editor for the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram and as a city reporter for the Chippewa Herald. “A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire graduate, she […]

Peterson moves to food and ag policy beat at WSJ

Wall Street Journal reporter Kristina Peterson is moving to the food and agriculture policy beat at the newspaper. She has been at The Journal and Dow Jones since 2009 and most recently was covering congress. She also covered the Federal Reserve for a year. Peterson previously worked at the Palo Alto Daily News. She holds a bachelor’s […]