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Talking Biz News is now available on your smartphone

Talking Biz News can now be accessed through your smartphone with an app. The app is free to download. The app includes features not available on the website, such as push notifications and personalizing the home page so that it only shows news about specific business news organizations or topics such as economics reporting, job […]

Readers pay the salaries of business journalists

Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Zweig writes about the time he wanted to respond sarcastically to a reader who criticized one of his stories. Zweig writes: It’s never good news when the managing editor walks into a lowly reporter’s cubicle.  One day in early 1990, I looked up from my desk at Forbes magazine to […]

ProPublica is paying the salary of West Virginia coal reporter

Nonprofit news organization ProPublica is paying the salary of Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail coal reporter Ken Ward while it seeks a new owner, reports Steven Mufson of The Washington Post. Mufson reports, “Yet the celebration of Ward’s demise might be premature. Ward — who in December wrote about the Trump administration’s efforts to reconsider a rule […]

The Providence Journal biz section lacks local content writes about the lack of local content in the Providence Journal’s business news section. GoLocalProv writes, “At a time when the stock market is at record levels and in a state of upheaval, and the state touts low unemployment while facing a range of complex business issues, the Providence Journal has decided to surrender […]

Biz journalist mother inspired Rebecca Jarvis

Laura Emily Dunn of The Huffington Post interviewed ABC News chief business and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis about her career. Here is an excerpt: How has your life experience made you the leader you are today? I grew up in a family of journalists. My mom Gail MarksJarvis is a columnist at Reuters and my grandfather was a […]

When a biz journalist announces his wife is having a baby

Talking Biz News readers may remember when Charlotte Observer business journalists Ely Portillo and Caroline McMillan announced their marriage in a press release back in 2013. Now, they’re pregnant. Here is the story: BREAKING NEWS: PORTILLO CO. ADDING NEW STAFF MEMBER CHARLOTTE – The Portillo Co. plans to expand by 50 percent with the addition of a new […]

How business journalism is evolving

Talking Biz News founder Chris Roush talks about how business journalism has evolved in the 21st century. Roush noted how daily newspapers have cut back their business news coverage, providing an opening in most metro markets for weekly business newspapers.

The best “out of office” email ever from a business journalist

If you emailed San Francisco Chronicle business editor Owen Thomas this week, you got this following “out of office” reply: Hi. I think you’re awesome and I hope you’re having a great day. Did you see that thing online? Wacky, right? I’m out of the office on vacation until November 27, so I may not see […]

Take the Follies for what they are: A booze binge

Talking Biz News annually asks an anonymous business journalist attending the Financial Follies to write a critique of the evening’s festivities. Here is this year’s review: The Financial Follies leaves several boxes unchecked. It is not a networking event — though the flaks justify it as such. It is not a luxurious event — though […]