Rate the Biz Press on Dealbreaker
The Dealbreaker site has begun a survey of the business press. It’s first survey asks readers to vote for the business publication that covered the Amaranth hedge fund meltdown the best.
The site stated, “Like obituaries, the business pages used to be the sort of place you stored reporters who were hitting the bottle a little too hard. They couldnâ€™t cause too much trouble there, the job was mostly just reporting from press releases, and nobody read anything from the business section besides the stock quotes anyway.
These days, however, the financial press takes itself a bit more seriously. The various financial news organizations compete for stories, pride themselves on scoops, and practice habits they picked up from other journalistsâ€”like fact checking. (Sometimes. Every now and then we feel like weâ€™re back in the days of the gin soaked business hack calling his story in from the payphone Costelloâ€™s.)
“But whatâ€™s the point of competing if you donâ€™t have a winner? So today initiates our first ever DealBreaker Business Press Reader Poll. Hereâ€™s how it works. Every week weâ€™ll take the biggest business story and ask which news organization covered it the best. Sometimes weâ€™ll focus on the wires, sometimes on television, sometimes on the glossies. And sometimes weâ€™ll mix it up.”
Click here to vote for your favorite. But please, no stuffing the ballot box for your employer.