Dawn Wotapka’s Media Movers: The Block’s Walden Siew

Walden Siew isn’t afraid to dive into a complicated financial topic. Early in his career, he wrote about corporate bonds for Bloomberg, not exactly a finance journalism no-brainer. He’s also worked for Reuters, LinkedIn and the Employee Benefits Group at Arizent (formerly SourceMedia). Siew recently left Investopedia for The Block, where he’s serving as executive editor. […]

Dawn Wotapka’s Media Movers: finance freelancer Chris Taylor

You can often find Chris Taylor at one of two places: behind his keyboard or on the run. Literally. I’ve known him for years and have always been impressed by his sage advice that appears in several sterling publications, coupled with his ability to cross the finish line with seeming effortlessness. Taylor wrote about personal […]

Dawn Wotapka’s Media Movers: Roben Farzad of ‘Full Disclosure’

“Full Disclosure” is of course the name of Roben Farzad‘s popular RadioIQ podcast. But before we get into that, here’s a full disclosure worth noting: This columnist laughed — a lot — while preparing this week’s piece (and hopes you will as well).    For who else, on his LinkedIn shingle, would list as one […]

Dawn Wotapka’s Media Movers: Alex Weldon of Bonus

This week, I took a gamble (sorry, I couldn’t resist a pun) and chatted with Alex Weldon, the casino news editor for Bonus. While many journalists brag about A-list internships, Alex is a former semiprofessional poker player who has been writing about online gambling professionally since 2014. His team’s work, which includes everything from elections […]

Dawn Wotapka’s Media Movers: In conversation with ACBJ’s Beth Hunt

This week, we talk with Beth Hunt, senior director of editorial talent development and a weekly columnist for the American City Business Journals, the nation’s largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies, with 44 publications coast-to-coast reaching more than 3.6 million readers weekly. Business journals are woven into the fabric of their communities: They cheerlead for […]

Dawn Wotapka’s Media Movers: In conversation with Lou Carlozo

This week, we talk to Lou Carlozo, the multitasker who is now editor and publisher of Talking Biz News. Lou, who lives in Chicago, has an impressive resume that includes some of journalism’s top brands. These days, he’s working to increase TBN’s reach, while contributing The Wall Street Journal’s newly debuted Buy Side, hosting a […]