The Markup’s Mattu named Knight-Wallace fellow

Surya Mattu, an investigative Data Journalist at The Markup, has been named a Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellow at the University of Michigan. Mattu will research how smartphone applications are used to track consumers. The Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellowships provide an academic year of support and collaborative learning. Fellows undertake projects examining pressing public challenges including social shifts […]

Timmermans hired to run Reynolds Center at Arizona State

Jeffrey Timmermans has been named the Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Timmermans will direct Cronkite’s Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, which works with journalists around the world to improve the quality of coverage of business and the economy, as well as […]

WSJ seeks an education reporter

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an education beat reporter to cover the nation’s K-12 schools, which are now more in the public spotlight than at any point in recent memory. In the wake of the pandemic, schools are rethinking what and how they teach and are receiving a historic influx of federal funding. […]

Bloomberg’s Laya named Nieman Fellow

Patricia Laya, the Venezuela bureau chief for Bloomberg News, has been named a Nieman Fellow. She will study Venezuela’s economic, sociopolitical and health crises as tools of oppression and how the country’s authoritarian government has benefitted from a population subdued by hunger, misery and disease. Laya has been based in Venezuela since 2017. She was […]

Smith named Knight-Bagehot director

Robert Smith, the award-winning host of NPR’s Planet Money, will become the director of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism starting July 1. He will also join Columbia Journalism School’s faculty. As host and correspondent for “Plant Money,” Smith’s engaging and accessible storytelling on how the global economy touches people’s everyday lives helped […]

Columbia names this year’s Knight-Bagehot fellows

Columbia Journalism School announced Wednesday 10 Knight-Bagehot Fellows in Economics and Business Journalism for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Fellows represent organizations including Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). The mid-career fellowships provide full tuition and a living stipend of $60,000 for experienced journalists […]

Fortune launches its higher ed coverage with online MBA rankings

Fortune announced Monday the launch of Fortune Education, which will cover the business of higher education. It will start with business school rankings and will continue on to ranking and rating various graduate, post-graduate, executive education and personal and professional improvement programs. The web  page will include articles, insights, and ongoing reporting about what prospective students […]

Dow Jones News Fund names biz reporting interns

Dow Jones News Fund named the interns for its two business journalism summer programs. AMERICAN CITY BUSINESS JOURNALS – DOW JONES NEWS FUND BUSINESS REPORTING PROGRAM Ahmari Anthony, Howard University, Pittsburgh Business Times Spencer Brewer, University of Texas, Arlington, Dallas Business Journal Austin De Dios, University of Portland, Portland Business Journal Nicole Dolan, University of […]

Wharton to hold biz journalism seminar on June 2

The Wharton School  at the University of Pennsylvania is inviting business journalists to apply for the next virtual Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists program. The June 2 program will feature Wharton professors Katy Milkman, Ben Keys and Mary-Hunter McDonnell who will present on “The Science of Behavior Change,” “Unpacking the COVID-19 Housing Bubble” and “How Corporate America Responds to Contentious Social Environments,” respectively. View the […]

Quartz offering seminar on biz journalism as a career

Financial news site Quartz is offering a one-hour panel next week on considering business journalism as a career. The panel will be April 21 from noon to 1 p.m. The panel features Quartz editor in chief Katherine Bell, Marker editor in chief Danielle Sacks and Reuters Nigeria bureau chief Alexis Akwagyiram. “Hear from journalists across different […]