Is the media to blame for economic ignorance?

Former ProPublica president Dick Tofel writes on his blog about the disconnect between the recent positive economic news and what consumers think is happening in the economy. Tofel writes, “How does all this relate to the press? Look at this CBS poll on the economy: It tracks inflation by asking people if they think prices are rising. Of course […]

The problem with economics reporting

Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post writes about what she sees as the problem with economics coverage. Rubin writes, “We have seen far too little coverage of the economic transformation in little towns, rural areas and aging metro centers brought about by new investment in plants, infrastructure projects and green energy related to the Chips […]

Benning named ME for Bloomberg Opinion

Bloomberg Opinion has named Victoria Benning its managing editor overseeing U.S. political commentary. She had joined the company last year as a managing editor for the Bloomberg News national team. She recently was deputy America editor at The Washington Post. Benning had been with the Post for over 26 years. There, she held various posts, including education reporter, […]

Star Tribune biz columnist St. Anthony retires

Neal St. Anthony, the business columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, has retired. He has been at the paper since 1981 except for an 11-year sting when he was was vice president of investor communications at publicly held securities firm Dain Rauscher (1997-98), now part of RBC Financial. He has been back at the Star […]

Men write majority of economics and biz news

Men write slightly more than half of all economics and business news stories, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center. According to the survey, men are 53 percent of the bylines for those types of stories, compared to 45 percent of women. With environment and energy coverage, the gap is narrower, with 50 […]

FT editorial: Release WSJ’s Gershkovich now

The Financial Times has published an editorial calling for the immediate release of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who has been arrested in Russia. The editorial states, “Gershkovich was simply doing his job as a journalist. He was fully accredited by Russia’s foreign ministry, granting him an official green light to report in the country, […]

FT’s Lee joining Bloomberg Opinion

Financial Times technology correspondent David Lee has been hired by Bloomberg Opinion. He will be leaving the newspaper, where he has been for more than three years, next month. Lee had previously been with BBC for more than a decade, and he’s been in San Francisco since 2015 overseeing the BBC’s coverage of North America […]

STAT News hires Bosch as opinion editor

STAT has hired Torie Bosch as its new First Opinion editor, succeeding Patrick Skerrett who retires in March. Bosch will begin her tenure in March and will be based in Philadelphia. Bosch joins STAT after 11 years at Future Tense, an editorially independent partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University that focuses on the […]

Reuters Breakingviews seeks a China columnist in Hong Kong

We’re looking for a talented thinker and writer who can craft insightful well-sourced views on Chinese business, finance and economics to join our global team. Reuters Breakingviews has an unrivalled reputation for delivering clear, punchy, insightful commentary for a global financial audience. As part of Reuters, we combine access to high-level contacts with the highest […]

CJR EIC Pope: Davos shows we need to fix business journalism

Columbia Journalism Review editor in chief Kyle Pope writes about the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland and what it says about business journalism. Pope writes, “I attended Davos once, on the eve of the subprime crash, when I was a senior editor at Condé Nast’s Portfolio, a glossy magazine that covered global business. The magazine died […]