Barron’s Group hires Peterson as ideas editor

Matt Peterson has just been appointed ideas editor for Barron’s Group. In this role, Peterson will seek to expand and enhance Barron’s Group’s commentary and ideas content across all the unit’s titles — Barron’s, MarketWatch, Mansion Global and Penta — featuring the perspectives of key players and recognized experts on a wide variety of topics […]

Bloomberg columnists will join owner’s presidential campaign

David Shipley, Tim O’Brien and other members of the Bloomberg Opinion board responsible for editorials will take a leave of absence to join Michael Bloomberg’s campaign, reports Lauren Hirsch and Brian Schwartz of CNBC. Hirsch and Schwartz report, “O’Brien has a history with Trump himself. He published a book titled ‘TrumpNation’ in the early 2000′s, […]

WSJ seeks Work & Life columnist

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a new columnist to write its popular Work & Family column following the retirement of Sue Shellenbarger in January. The new weekly column, tentatively called Work & Life, will expand the scope of the current one to include the broader intersection of personal life and the workplace. Starting […]

Changes made to Columbian biz section

Craig Brown, the editor of The Columbian in Vancouver, Washington, writes about changes the paper has made in its business section. Brown writes, “The biggest changes are to our business section. Years ago, we had a columnist every day, but that dwindled, and we didn’t really do much about finding replacements. Then, earlier this year, […]

The value of business trade publications

Rob Wells, a University of Arkansas professor and former business journalist, writes in the Washington Post about the value of business trade publications, with the savings and loan crisis as Exhibit A. Wells writes, “The work done by the National Thrift News also provides lessons for journalists across the board. First, it shows that there […]

Ingrassia was the master of the art of impatience

Wall Street Journal reporter John D. Stoll writes about what Paul Ingrassia, the former Journal reporter and editor who died earlier this week, taught him about journalism./ Stoll writes, “For instance, more than once I was on an email chain that he was copied on. These conversations can continue on message after message, with multiple people […]

San Antonio biz editor starts weekly column

San Antonio Express-News business editor Greg Jefferson is starting a weekly column. It will appear online on Thursdays and in print in the Sunday newspaper. Express-News editor Marc Duvoisin writes, “Greg will analyze San Antonio’s economic strengths and weaknesses, tease insights out of data on jobs, housing starts and home sales, and introduce you to […]

Why the media need to start covering the labor story

University of Northern Iowa professor Christopher R. Martin writes for Nieman Reports about how the media needs to turn back to covering the labor beat. Martin writes, “The upscale focus of the news upset the status of labor unions and upended politics through the last third of the twentieth century and beyond. The mainstream news […]

WSJ seeks a personal tech columnist

Are you a journalist obsessed with how technology serves—and disturbs—your life? Are you open-minded and curious, yet skeptical and protective of your time, money and privacy? And can you write and talk about products and services in ways that engage people and help them make smart choices? The Wall Street Journal’s Personal Tech team is […]

How corporations should be covered

Harold Meyerson writes for The American Prospect about how the media should cover corporations. Meyerson writes, “For now, though, here’s a suggestion to the business page editors of American newspapers: Now that shareholder value isn’t the be-all and end-all of corporate purpose, you need to supplement your business coverage with indices of more than a corporation’s […]