Tagged: Coverage

Reporting on yourself as a business

Reporting on yourself as a business

Few media publications, including business magazines and newspapers, write about themselves. When I worked at BusinessWeek, we never wrote about McGraw-Hill, our parent company. The Wall Street Journal never writes about the behind-the-scenes business...

A CEO's thin skin

A CEO's thin skin

When will CEOs ever learn that if you want to get better coverage in the media, the last thing you should do is criticize those covering you out in public? The latest CEO to...

Carol Loomis and Fortune

Carol Loomis and Fortune

There is a great story in the latest issue of Fortune magazine about Carol Loomis, the writer who has spent 51 years at the publication. She recounts her experience in covering various stories. I...

Covering labor disputes

Covering labor disputes

The art of writing about labor unions is declining in the media world. That’s mainly because of the decline in union membership — from one-third of the U.S. population in the 1950s to about...

Hurricane coverage

Hurricane coverage

There are many problems in writing about business in the aftermath of a hurricane. I spent some time in south Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew writing business-related stories, and the things that...

From the Mobile Register biz editor

From the Mobile Register biz editor

I received this e-mail from K.A. Turner, the business editor in Mobile, just a couple of minutes ago. I thought I’d share what she said about the paper’s coverage related to the hurricane: I’m...