Qwoted 100 PR superstar: Steve Saleeba of Hollywood Agency

  It isn’t often you hear someone in media relations invoke the genius mathemetician Isaac Newton–especially if it has nothing to do with an apple smacking his noggin.  But Steve Saleeba of the Hollywood Agency in Hingham, Mass. isn’t your typical PR rep, which plays into his recently being named a Qwoted 100 PR Superstar. […]

Bankadelic podcast: How one company is tackling (and winning) the consumer debt battle

The latest episode of the Bankdelic podcast ranks as one of the most important: Jeff Biesman (pictured), the Chief Marketing Officer of National Debt Relief, discusses the consumer debt crisis that took an urgent turn during the COVID-119 pandemic, and what his company is doing to help people regain financial footing. That includes education and […]

Stone named editor of Bloomberg Businessweek

Longtime tech journalist Brad Stone has been named editor of Bloomberg Businessweek. In this role, Stone will lead the publication as it relaunches across digital platforms and into a monthly print magazine. “I’m thrilled to lead Bloomberg Businessweek into a new era,” said Stone in a statement. “At a time when attention spans have never […]

Biz editor, deputy biz editor and tech columnist among LA Times layoffs

Business editor Jeff Bercovici, deputy business editor Lindsay Blakely and tech columnist Brian Merchant are among the layoffs at the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday. Bercovici previously was the deputy business editor before becoming business editor in September 2022. In addition to his editing, Bercovici has written a number of memorable features, Column Ones and book reviews for The Times. Before […]

LA Times staffers strike to protest looming cuts

Los Angeles Times newsroom guild leaders called for a one-day walkout Friday to protest planned cuts to offset steep financial losses, reports Meg James of The Times. James writes, “The Times disclosed Thursday that substantial layoffs were coming due to a widening budget deficit. The one-day strike represents the newsroom’s first union-organized work stoppage in the paper’s […]

Baltimore Sun sold to Sinclair executive chairman

The Baltimore Sun, the largest newspaper in Maryland, has been acquired in a private deal by David D. Smith, executive chairman of Hunt Valley-based television station owner Sinclair Inc. Lorraine Mirabella of The Sun reports, “Smith said Monday that he acquired Baltimore Sun Media on Friday from hedge fund Alden Global Capital, marking the first time […]

LA Times executive editor Merida resigns after 2.5 years

Los Angeles Times executive editor Kevin Merida announced Tuesday that he was stepping down 2½ years after joining The Times as its newsroom leader, reports Meg James of The Times. James reports, “Merida’s exit, effective Friday, presents another challenge to a newsroom already under strain as well as to the paper’s owner, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, who now […]

Silicon Valley Biz Journal editor Moss says he’s laying himself off

Silicon Valley Business Journal editor J. Jennings Moss writes about his departure from the American City Business Journals publication, effective Feb. 2, noting he’s “laying myself off.” Moss writes, “In the post-Covid period, when people started coming back into the office, I wrote a couple of times in this space about how I was feeling. In September […]

Hirschhorn named Quartz editor in chief

Dan Hirschhorn, an experienced editor and digital newsroom leader, has been named editor in chief of Quartz, effective immediately. Hirschhorn joins Quartz most recently from The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he oversaw a variety of key editorial and strategic functions at both publications. As editorial director of Barron’s, Hirschhorn helped lead the […]

Bankadelic podcast: American Express survey takes the pulse of small business America

On the latest episode of Lou Carlozo’s Bankadelic podcast, Brett Sussman of Amex discusses the latest American Express Small Business Confidence Report. On the cusp of a new year, business owners confided that they’re still worried about inflation, struggle to find employees and lack cash flow tools to lay the foundation for growth. Sussman, the […]