WSJ, GrowthSpotter win Eppy Awards

The Wall Street Journal won the Eppy Award for best business and financial news website with more than 1 million monthly visitors from Editor and Publisher, while the Orlando Sentinel’s GrowthSpotter.com won for best business and financial news website with less than 1 million monthly visitors. Meanwhile, The Journal’s “Open Sesame: Peering Inside Alibaba” won […]

How Ed Silverman’s Pharmalot blog has built reader loyalty

Justin Ellis of the Nieman Journalism Lab interviewed Pharmalot blogger Ed Silverman, whose blog covering the pharmaceutical industry now resides at the Boston Globe’s State. Here is an excerpt: Ellis: How has your reporting changed as a result of writing Pharmalot for so long? Silverman: When I first started it in early 2007, the pieces were […]

IBT launches Political Capital blog

International Business Times launched Monday a blog called  Political Capital that explores the intersection of politics and finance. Political Capital’s content will be anchored by reporting from David Sirota, International Business Times’ award-winning senior investigative reporter, in addition to stories from staff writers. Political Capital will use political news as the jumping off point for […]

A blog that looks at life outside the financial mainstream

Sarah Todd of The Atlantic writes about Moneytripping, a blog by 26-year-old financial journalist Bailey Reutzel who decided this summer to quit her job and drive across the country interviewing people about how they are making do (or not) in post-Financial-Crisis America. Todd writes, “In my admittedly biased opinion, Moneytripping serves as a missing supplement […]

The business model for niche business journalism

Katie Benner of Bloomberg View writes about business models for niche business news publications such as tech news site Re/Code, which was sold this week to Vox Media. Benner writes, “Jim Grant, the founder of Wall Street newsletter Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, and Fred Hickey, the founder of tech investing newsletter High-Tech Strategist, say subscription […]

Inside the Baltimore Business Journal

James Levin of the American Journalism Review interviewed Baltimore Business Journal managing editor Ryan Sharrow about the newspaper’s operations. Here is an excerpt: AJR: Please describe any new websites (especially ones aimed at niche audiences) that your news organization has started in the last two years. Sharrow:  We’ve launched a few blogs over the past […]

WSJ seeks editor for China Real Time in New York

The WSJ is looking for an editor/reporter for China Real Time, its highly successful and innovative Chinese blog. The post serves as a linchpin for CRT, ensuring that it maintains its position as a leading-edge showcase for our wider China coverage and a must-read for people interested in China. The editor helps curate CRT, which […]

Valleywag editor Lyons steps down

Dan Lyons, the technology journalist who took over Valleywag earlier this year, is stepping down. Lyons writes, “While all this was happening I sold a book, Disrupted, which I need to deliver by the end of this year. It’s a memoir of my ridiculous attempt to reinvent myself and start a new career as a […]

WaPo launches energy and environment blog

Washington Post national economy and business editor Greg Schneider and deputy business editor David Cho made the following announcement on Thursday: We’re thrilled to announce the debut of Energy and Environment with Chris Mooney, a robust destination for news and sharp analysis about climate change, energy and sustainability issues. Chris is a long-time science and […]

Gawker combining tech news blogs

Gawker Media said Thursday it is combining its tech-focused blogs — Gizmodo, which tends to focus on hardware, and the more entertainment-oriented io9, as well as several smaller blogs like Paleofuture — into a single unit run by current io9 editor Annalee Newitz, reports Matthew Ingram of GigaOm. Ingram writes, “Over the past year or so, the […]