How the media covers inflation and the economy affects families

Isaac Bailey writes for Nieman Reports about the impact of media coverage about the economy and inflation affects families. Bailey writes, “How the media frames such stories, what context we include and what we don’t, matters greatly. It affects the shape of policies that are potentially transformative for families feeling the pinch of inflation in an age […]

Bloomberg seeks Canada economy reporter in Ottawa

As the world’s ninth-largest economy and second-most important trading partner of the U.S., Canada prides itself on an educated workforce, growing technology sector and Group of Seven nation status. There are, however, caveats. A dangerously elevated housing market, high debt levels and weak productivity are some of the factors currently threatening its growth outlook. Our […]

Washington Post seeks an economics correspondent

The Washington Post is seeking an aggressive, perceptive and creative reporter to cover the biggest developments in the U.S. economy, producing revelatory analysis and reportage about how economic trends in labor, business and Washington affect real people across the country. As we emerge from a global pandemic, the economy is behaving in historic and bewildering […]

Bloomberg promotes Lanman to economy ME

Scott Lanman has been named managing editor of economy coverage at Bloomberg News. He previously was deputy managing editor. He will manage a team of about 20 journalists covering the U.S. economy, including indicators, Federal Reserve, economic policy and the real economy. Lanman has been with Bloomberg since 1999. He has been a technology reporter and […]

Buffalo News seeks economic revival team leader

The Buffalo News seeks an experienced editor who will help expand and rethink coverage of the Buffalo Niagara region’s biggest story: its economic revival. This position will lead a team of reporters who will relentlessly cover the forces that are shaping the future of Buffalo – and, most important, explain why it all matters. The […]

WSJ seeks an economics reporter

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an economics reporter to tell smart, revelatory and engaging stories through various media. You will have wide latitude to explain emerging trends, the evolution of various sectors and the way economic change affects people’s lives. The position, based in Washington, will also include coverage of economic data reports and […]

Smith joins NY Times biz desk to cover economy

New York Times business editor Ellen Pollock sent out the following announcement on Wednesday: We’re delighted to announce that Talmon Smith has joined the Business desk as an economics reporter after a versatile run as an editor in Opinion. Since he came to The Times in 2018, Tal’s invisible hand has been behind thought-provoking work spanning an […]

Why is the biz media skeptical about economic news?

Jonathan Bernstein of Bloomberg Opinion writes Wednesday about the general negativity that surrounds economics news when covered by the business media. Bernstein writes, “This matters because many in the media are reluctant to adjudicate claims from politicians and will settle for describing reality as halfway between whatever the parties say it is. So as long as Republicans […]

Rubin named national economics reporter at WSJ

The Wall Street Journal has promoted Gabe Rubin to the post of national economics reporter. He will also cover student debt. Rubin has been with the Journal for over 5 years, recently serving as politics reporter and Washington Wire author. He also served as a financial regulation reporter and reporter/multimedia producer. He was also a […]

Insider hires Lalljee to cover economy policy

Insider has hired Jason Lalljee to cover economy policy. He will start in November. Lalljee has been interning at USA Today on the opinion desk and writing about COVID-19. He also interned for them in 2019 and 2020 on the politics and world team. Lalljee was also a New York Times Student Journalism Institute reporter. He […]