The Atlantic tips its hand about new site

The Atlantic, which earlier this year hired away Kevin Delaney from The Wall Street Journal to start a business news website, has disclosed that the site will focus on business news for a global audience. In an online posting looking for staffers to help launch the site, The Atlantic states: We need journalists, developers, designers, […]

Financial journalists to follow in Twitter

Linette Lopez, Rob Wile and Simone Foxman of Business Insider have compiled a list of the 101 best finance people to follow on Twitter, and a number of them are business journalists. The list includes: Chris Adams, the markets editor for The Financial Times. “Knows what’s happening in the market as fast as anyone.” Charles […]

Staffer Vigna named to WSJ’s MarketBeat blog

Francesco Guerrera, the money & investing editor at The Wall Street Journal, made the following staff announcement on Friday: We are delighted to announce that Paul Vigna will join our MarketBeat blog from next week. Working with Steven Russolillo, who has done an amazing job as the sole blogger for several months, and under the […]

Libel suit filed against freelance biz journalist, CNBC.com staffer

Chandra Johnson Greene of the Stamford Patch reports that a libel lawsuit against freelance business journalist Teri Buhl and CNBC.com writer John Carney is headed to a judge in May. Greene writes, “According to the suit, filed in January in state Superior Court in Stamford, Mitchell Vazquez is seeking $15,000 in monetary damages and $100,000 […]

Celebrating six years of real estate blogging and coverage

Orange County Register real estate reporter Jeff Collins interviewed the paper’s Jon Lansner about celebrating six years of blogging about real estate in California and two years of the paper’s Sunday real estate section. Here is an excerpt: Jeff: How did the crash affect interest in real estate news and blog readership? Jon: When people […]

All Things Digital expands review section

All Things Digital launched Monday an expansion and redesign of the site’s reviews section, All Things Reviewed. Building on the consumer technology reviews by AllThingsD co-executive editor and Wall Street Journal personal technology columnist Walt Mossberg and Journal reporter Katie Boehret, the section features enhanced navigation, a brighter interface, and improved graphics. Boehret will edit the […]

Funder of CJR’s “The Audit” resigns from board, withdraws support

Herb Winokur, a businessman who funded the business journalism blog “The Audit” on the Columbia Journalism Review‘s website, has withdrawn his financial support and resigned from the publication’s board, reports Joe Pompeo of Capital New York. Pompeo writes, “Nicholas Lemann, dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, which publishes the magazine, confirmed Winokur’s exit, but […]

North Carolina paper starts unemployment column

The Hickory Daily Record, a Media General newspaper in North Carolina, has a new column called The Unemployment Line, by freelance columnist Skip Marsden. The column will appear on Sundays in the Business section. A story on its website states, “With a preschooler to take care of, Marsden handled home duties while freelance writing. In […]

All biz journalists have conflicts

Dan Primack of Fortune doesn’t understand what all of the hullabaloo is about tech journalists and their conflicts, noting that at the end of the day, it is the quality of their content that matters. Primack writes, “Most tech media site hosts live events, for the primary purpose of generating revenue. Yes, there are secondary […]

Tech news blogs and their conflicts

Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times takes a look at the increasing conflict that exists among many tech news bloggers in Silicon Valley — they’re writing about companies and investors in which they have a vested interest. Hiltzik writes, “The basic question is: Should you trust what you read in some of these blogs? […]