Talking Biz News

Board members and business journalists

Two conversations I’ve had this week about board members of publicly traded companies have got me thinking about directors and business journalists. The first conversation was with a student in my “Business Reporting” class....

Covering the budget proposal

President Obama unveiled Wednesday his $3.78 trillion budget proposal, which is destined to be picked over and debated. Let’s take a look at the initial coverage of the proposal. Here’s the story from the...

Covering a new CEO at J.C. Penney

The news that J.C. Penney replaced CEO Ron Johnson, who tried to remake the retailer into a one-price clothing store, means that activist investors won. And it also means the company is returning to...

Covering China and business

The coverage of China by the business press continues to be wide-ranging and extensive, which is as it should be given its increasingly important role in the global economy. I was reminded Monday by...

SEC offers social media guidelines

Business reporters have long had to monitor Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites to stay atop of the news on the companies and executives they cover. Now the Securities and Exchange Commission is...