Dow Jones union: Layoffs are happening, end free labor

Steven Yount, the president of the union that represents business journalists working at Dow Jones & Co. properties, sent out the following email to the news staff on Wednesday: Since the first of the year, Dow Jones has laid off 62 of your co-workers (31 of them in the last week of June) and once […]

How to write for specific financial media

Joshua Brown writes on his Reformed Broker blog about what it takes to write for specific financial media outlets. Here are some of his examples: “How to write a stock article for CNNMoney or MarketWatch: Line up quotes from a bull and a bear on a given stock – give a paragraph to each to […]

Bloomberg Businessweek outperforms other biz glossies in third quarter

 TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE Bloomberg Businessweek reported a 49.5 percent increase in advertising revenue and a 39 percent rise in ad pages during the third quarter, continuing its rebound after a lackluster performance in 2008 and 2009. The magazine, acquired by Bloomberg in late 2009, reported ad revenue of $49.7 million and ad pages of […]

Barron’s newspaper overhauls staff with promotions and hires

Fleming Meeks, the editor of the Barron’s Daily Stock Alert newsletter, has been named executive editor of the weekly financial newspaper. He will report to editor Edwin A. Finn, who announced a number of other promotions at the Dow Jones publication. Moving up to deputy managing editor is Phil Roosevelt, who has served as an assistant […]

Barron’s coverage of Gap has gaps

TheStreet.com media critic Marek Fuchs doesn’t think that a Barron’s story about retailer The Gap has enough facts to support its thesis.

Dow Jones revenue up 5 percent through three quarters

Les Hinton, the chief executive officer of Dow Jones & Co., sent the following message to employees of the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Marketwatch.com and Dow Jones Newswires on Thursday afternoon: We enter this final fiscal quarter of 2011 with many accomplishments to our collective credit. We continue to bring to the market new products […]

Dow Jones CEO touts strong second quarter

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE Dow Jones & Co. CEO Les Hinton sent out the following e-mail to the company’s employees on Thursday: Dow Jones fiscal second-quarter results again showed profits and progress as we build a modern model for the news and information business. Within News Corp.’s second-quarter results yesterday were some encouraging numbers from […]

Barron's launches iPad app

Barron’s now has an iPad application that is free to download and costs $2.99 a week for the latest issue. Current print subscribers receive it for free. Tiernan Ray of Barron’s writes, “Like its Wall Street Journal sibling, the Barron’s iPad edition is a convincing digital simulacrum of the print version, and contains a splash/home […]

From Barron's to Forbes

Eric Savitz, who left Barron’s to cover technology for Forbes as its San Francisco bureau chief, writes about the change. Savitz writes, “For more than four years, I blogged like a wild man, writing the Tech Trader Daily blog for Barron’s. In the process, I posted close to 20,000 times, which is a little ridiculous, […]

Savitz leaving Barron's for Forbes

Forbes Media announced Monday that Eric J. Savitz will be coming to Forbes as the new San Francisco bureau chief, effective Dec. 6. Savitz will lead editorial operations for the San Francisco office while writing regularly for the Forbes web site and magazine. “As Forbes continues to embrace the social media landscape, we are very […]