Talking Biz News

So, are you better off?

Bloomberg Insider, the political convention print publication by Bloomberg News, has an interesting opinion piece by “The Editors” (whatever that means) analyzing if the country is better off than it was four years ago....

What does the future hold?

After the New York Times (yes, the one in New York) broke the story of New Orleans’ Times-Picayune cutting staff and reducing its print schedule to three days a week, many pundits were calling...

Trying to make sense of the Fed

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s speech in Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Friday revealed the central bank was poised to take further action to help the economy. In what several described as uncharacteristically strong language,...

Twitter and the business journalist

Ever since Twitter came to the forefront as an important tool for the media industry, journalists have been grappling with how best to strike a balance between the personal and professional when using social...

The business of small business news

Every night the major news programs run through their daily business report, citing the ups and downs of the Dow Jones, the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ. It’s portrayed as a definitive picture of...

Vacation assignments for biz journalists

Your news organization has enticed you with a tempting boondoggle. Go to Davos, Switzerland, and report on the comings and goings of some of the biggest names in business, politics and entertainment. Or, perhaps,...