Westfair Biz Journal lays off editor in chief

Westfair Communications, the Mount Kisco, New York-based publisher of the Westfair Business Journal, laid off three of its staffers last week. Those losing their jobs were editor Phil Hall, marketing coordinator Carolyn Meaney and research coordinator Sebastian Flores. Hall’s writing for Westfair Communications has earned multiple awards from the Connecticut Press Club and the Connecticut […]

NY real estate site Brick Underground is closing

Brick Underground, which covered New York real estate news, is closing unless it finds a buyer. Publisher and founder Teri Karush Rogers wrote in an email: However, despite our passion and commitment, the economic reality of running an independent media site has caught up with us. The evolving digital advertising landscape has only compounded these […]

FT shuts CPG Specialist

The Financial Times has closed its CPG Specialist publication, part of its Money-Media operation, a spokeswoman confirmed to Talking Biz News. It had a full-time editorial staff of three. The publication covered the changing dynamics of U.S. consumer behavior and buying patterns and how those trends impact food and beverage manufacturers. Its focus was on […]

National Underwriter P&C ending print edition after 127 years

Sam Friedman, the former editor of National Underwriter Property & Casualty, writes about the end of the print publication after 127 years. Friedman writes, “But while going digital was perhaps inevitable in the Internet Age, given plummeting ad sales as well as rising paper and postage costs, I’m upset that NU’s demise in print was […]

FT looks to end print editions in some countries

The Financial Times is considering scrapping its print newspaper in some countries around the globe as its traditional readership continues to decline, reports James Warrington of The Telegraph. Warrington reports, “The City broadsheet said it was considering whether to maintain its print edition in various locations amid a ‘volatile and fragile’ market. “The company, which shuttered its […]

Morning Brew is ending its “Money Scoop” newsletter

Morning Brew CEO Austin Reif sent out the following on Tuesday: Hi all, I wanted to share that we’ve made the decision to wind down Money Scoop, with its final run date scheduled for 9/29. As you’ve seen over the last year, we’ve significantly changed our approach to how we operate and grow our brands […]

dotLA lays off editorial staff of five

DotLa, a website covering the Los Angeles technology and startup scene, has laid off its editorial staff. Reporter Samson Amore wrote on Twitter: “We had a good run, and it’s a huge disappointment to see what was a local news outlet with a lot of potential go belly-up.” dotLA was launched in January 2020 by […]

The Plug is unplugging

The Plug, which covers Black and brown technology companies and is led by Sherrell Dorsey, has stopped providing content after seven years. Dorsey writes, “I just knew that Black founders, investors, and ecosystem leaders deserved better reporting, data insights that documented our stories, and platforms that built communities and not just content full of click-bait and […]

Vox is retiring the Recode brand

Vox announced it will retire the branding for technology news site Recode and The Goods. Journalist work will appear Vox’s technology section for Recode, and Vox’s culture and money sections for The Goods. Recode was started in January 2014 by former Wall Street Journal technology journalists Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, who had run its […]

Sqoop, site used by biz reporters, is shutting down

Sqoop, a site used by business journalists to track Securities and Exchange Commission filings, as well as U.S. Patent and Trademark filings and federal lawsuits, is shutting. Founder Bill Hankes sent out the following on Friday: Hi everyone, I’m writing to share the disappointing news that I will be shutting down Sqoop. As most of you know, […]