Houston Biz Journal hires Gonzalez to cover economic development and education

The Houston Business Journal has hired Sofia Gonzalez to cover economic development, education and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Managing editor Jonathan Adams writes, “Gonzalez came to the Houston Business Journal from Community Impact, where she covered economic development and new business around the Houston area. Prior to that, she held an internship at Houstonia Magazine, […]

Perfeqta is looking for a B2B writer

Perfeqta is looking for a copywriter to help grow the company by creating marketing, sales, and advertising materials. Our ideal candidate for this role is someone with exceptional writing skills, is able to write in a consistent voice and tone across every channel, and has a passion for creating content on DEI, career development, and other […]

WSJ hires Turner to be VP of training, culture and community

Brent Jones, senior vice president of training, culture and community at The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following on Monday: Dear Colleagues, I’m delighted to share that Robin Turner joins my team on Thursday as VP of Training, Culture & Community. Robin’s leadership efforts will focus on Dow Jones newsrooms, as well as working with […]

Worcester Biz Journal hires McDougall to cover health care, diversity

The Worcester Business Journal has hired Alexander McDougall to cover health care and diversity. A story on its website states, “MacDougall, who obtained his bachelor’s degree from Worcester State University and master’s degree from Boston University, previously wrote as a freelancer for Worcester Magazine and as a staff reporter for the Bangor Daily News and its sister […]

WSJ’s Hawkins is leaving

Lee Hawkins, a journalist at The Wall Street Journal, is leaving after nearly 19 years. He plans to announce in the coming weeks a podcasting venture around race and equity. He is a news editor and on-camera reporter for the Wall Street Journal, where he reports on the video, digital, print, and broadcasting platforms. He […]

Bloomberg requiring diversity at editorial board meetings

Bloomberg News is requiring gender and racial diversity at its editorial board meetings — when executives or other people visit the newsroom to speak to journalists. Shelly Banjo, the New York bureau chief, sent out the following on Friday: Happy Friday New Yorkers, Thanks for joining our bureau meeting yesterday. It was really wonderful to […]

Houston Biz Journal hires Patel to cover diversity, education, econ development

The Houston Business Journal has hired Shafaq Patel to cover economic development within Beltway 8, education and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Managing editor Jonathan Adams writes, “Patel may be a familiar face to many business leaders around Houston. She previously worked for HBJ’s parent company, the American City Business Journals, as a DEI reporter. Several of […]

How WURD and The Plug are covering Philly’s Black tech sector

Ayana Jones of the Philadelphia Tribune writes about how WURD Radio and The Plug, a tech media platform, are covering stories of Philadelphia’s growing Black technology sector. Jones writes, “Content is produced by former Inquirer writer Hadriana Lowenkron which includes a bimonthly segment on WURD Radio about the city’s top tech news from Black founders/entrepreneurs. “Lomax […]

How and why The Washington Post hired Michelle Singletary

Washington Post personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary spoke with Kerry Hannon of Next Avenue about covering personal finance and her career. Hannon writes, “‘Oftentimes, when you’re seen as the ‘Black candidate,’ you’re seen as subpar, that they just had to hire you because you were Black,’ she told me. ‘It was really hard with people always questioning my credentials. […]

Why covering black tech news is so important

Tim Peterson and Kayleigh Barber of Digiday spoke with The Plug founder Sherrell Dorsey about covering black technology. Here is an excerpt: Building her own platform for representation in tech I started The Plug in 2016 as a daily tech newsletter that covered what was happening across the Black tech ecosystem. And that came out of the necessity of not […]