Sun-Times parent halts publication of Grid biz magazine

The parent of the Chicago Sun-Times is pulling the plug on the glossy print edition of the weekly business magazine it launched with some fanfare last winter and began inserting into the Sunday Sun-Times, reports Lewis Lazare of the Chicago Business Journal. Lazare writes, “Asked about Grid’s future, Wrapports said in a statement that ‘Grid’s […]

Managing change at a business newspaper

Jon Wile, the creative director at American City Business Journals, talked recently with Albany Business Review editor Mike Hendricks about the changes at the paper, including a redesign launched last week. Here is an excerpt: You don’t seem to mind change. In fact, you embrace it very well. How do you do that? What’s your […]

Business Insider invests in long-form journalism

Joe Pompeo of Capital New York reports Monday that Business Insider plans to invest in more long-form stories. Pompeo writes, “Business Insider plans to invest ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars’ revving up its long-form content, founder and editor-in-chief Henry Blodget told Capital. “A chunk of that money will go toward hiring an editor whose job […]

How the WSJ and Dow Jones plan to build a digital-first newsroom

Almar Latour, executive editor at The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires and, leads the project of building a global, digital-first newsroom. Here are excerpts from a Q&A he did with the company’s public relations staff about the changes: WHY DID WE HAVE TWO NEWSROOMS TO BEGIN WITH? We had two separate units, one […]

World’s longest-running biz paper to stop print edition

Lloyd’s List, which has provided shipping news from London since 1734, has decided to abandon print and go fully digital, reports Robert Cookson of the Financial Times. Cookson writes, “The world’s longest-running business newspaper started as a notice pinned to the wall of a coffee shop in the City of London, offering news and information […]

Ishmael joins FT as VP of communities

The Financial Times has appointed Stacy-Marie Ishmael as its vice president of communities, a newly created role focusing on growing reader engagement and deepening the relationship with its audience across an increasing number of channels. Ishmael’s appointment comes as the FT’s global social media community has grown to reach more than five million people worldwide […]

Refocusing coverage in an age of new media

Wall Street Journal managing editor Gerard Baker discussed a need for editors and reporters at The Journal to refocus their coverage in an age of new media in a speech Tuesday at New York University. Amy Zhang of the Washington Square News reports, “Baker, who also serves as the managing editor of the The Wall […]