Talking Biz News Today — Aug. 14, 2013

Here is what business journalists are focusing on Wednesday as their top stories: Wall Street Journal top headlines: Stocks lose ground, by Alexandra Scaggs UPS jet crashes in Alabama, by Valerie Bauerlein Financial Times top headlines: Paulson agrees to buy Steinway for $512 million, by Anjli Raval Two traders charged in London Whale case, by […]

Harvard Business Review reports highest circulation ever

Harvard Business Review, or HBR, said Monday that its overall paid circulation was 260,315 at the end of June,  the highest paid circulation ever reported in the 91-year history of the magazine. Chris Reidy of The Boston Globe writes, “Overall paid circulation was 7.5 percent higher than it was at the same time a year […]

Georgia biz editor — also a psychologist — announces run for mayor

Jan Moore, the business editor of the Statesboro Herald in south Georgia, has announced that she is running for mayor of the town. She is also a psychologist for the local school system. Jason Wermers of The Herald writes, “Moore said she has the support of both of her employers to run for mayor. “Jim […]

Is LinkedIn the next business journalism powerhouse?

Shafqat Islam writes for Advertising Age about how LinkedIn could soon be a major player in business journalism. Islam writes, “This past year LinkedIn rolled out a game-changing feature, the Influencer program, which has made it a go-to site that offers far more than just the world’s largest virtual Rolodex. “The Wall Street Journal, Financial […]

Radio station devoted to biz news launchs in western NY

A radio station called Business 1310 based near Rochester, N.Y., has begun broadcasting and carrying business news. A story on writes, “Genesee Media Corporation out of Dansville is launching a weekday business and financial news station called Business 1310. “During the day, people will be able to tune in to hear news updates in […]

A fight over the Grid name

Robert Feder of TimeOut Chicago reports that a local publication, The Chicago Grid, is upset with the Chicago Sun-Times using the name The Grid for its new weekly business publication. Feder writes, “Zaremba’s statement expressed outrage that Wrapports would ‘sink to such lows as to recycle an idea that an independent journalist had four years […] launches new politics page announced Monday the launch of a new Politics page featuring top stories, daily video commentary from Bloomberg’s Al Hunt, a state-by-state analysis of campaign spending and a “Political Capital” blog offering data-rich perspectives and insight. Run by Deputy Managing Editor for U.S. Government News, Mark Silva and reported by Bloomberg News’ Washington bureau, the […]

TV is ignoring the LIBOR scandal

Mark Gongloff of The Huffington Post writes about how television news isn’t paying much attention to the LIBOR rigging scandal. Gongloff writes, “The scandal that has been not-crazily called the biggest financial scandal in history has gotten all of zero minutes’ air time on the ABC and NBC nightly news broadcasts and only a little […]

The Atlantic names its biz news site Quartz

Jeff Bercovici of writes that The Atlantic has decided on Quartz as the name for its new business news site. Bercovici writes, “One is symbolic: The mineral quartz is associated with intense geological activity. ‘It’s a bit of a metaphor for our intent to cover obsessively the tectonic shifts in the global economy,’ Delaney […]

Financial literacy column to begin in Cincinnati daily

Julia Heath writes in the Cincinnati Enquirer about how the Gannett-owned daily is starting a new column in its business section. Heath writes, “Later this month a new column debuts in The Enquirer’s Business section that will be aimed primarily at our youth (although adults might enjoy it as well). It will explain current economic […]