New biz editor named at Sun-Sentinel

Anne Vasquez has been named business editor of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, replacing Gail DeGeorge, the current president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. DeGeorge became the Sunday editor a month ago. Vasquez has served as deputy business editor since she joined the Sun-Sentinel in January 2006. She recently completed a fellowship […]

NYTimes media writer Siklos leaving for Fortune

Keith Kelly of The New York Post writes Wednesday that New York Times media writer Richard Siklos, who has been covering the News Corp./Dow Jones & Co. negotiations, is leaving the paper to work for Fortune magazine. Kelly wrote, “Siklos, who has been at the Times for two years, writes the Media Frenzy column for […]

Hennessey named managing editor of Fox Business Channel website

Ray Hennessey has been named managing editor and director for the Fox Business Channel website, announced Kevin Magee, executive vice president of Fox  News. Reporting directly to Magee, Hennessey will oversee all editorial content and design function of the website. The website is expected to launch later this fall when the channel launches. In making […]

New Asia biz editor at International Herald Tribune

The International Herald Tribune announced Tuesday that Tom Sims was named Asia business editor and will be based at the newspaper’s Hong Kong news bureau. Sims, currently the editor of Marketplace, the European finance section in the IHT, is an experienced business writer having come to the IHT from the Wall Street Journal in Frankfurt. As […]

San Diego readers upset about dropped personal finance column

Carol Goodhue, the reader’s representative at the San Diego Union-Tribune, writes Monday that 70 readers have contacted the paper, upset about the fact that it dropped personal finance columnist Lynn O’Shaughnessy. Goodhue wrote, “The common theme: It’s a shame to lose a writer who’s so knowledgeable, clear and caring. I agree. “Some said they had […]

Reorganization in Atlanta results in new titles

A reorganization in the newsroom of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution means new job titles for the top editors in the business news department, according to an internal list of new titles. The reorganization has created two content departments. One is called “News & Info” and the other is called “Enterprise.” Henry Unger, who was the deputy business […]

Covering growth and development in Yakima

Sarah Jenkins, editor of the Yakima Herald-Republic in Washington state, writes Sunday about emphasizing coverage of growth and development in the area by naming a new reporter to the beat who will report directly to her. Jenkins wrote, “Reporter Dave Lester has faced any number of challenging assignments in his 30-plus years with the Herald-Republic. “But […]

New editor named at New Mexico biz weekly

Nancy Salem has been named the new editor of the New Mexico Business Weekly by publisher Sherri Wells, according to a short story on its web site. She will join the weekly business publication owned by Charlotte-based American City Business Journals on July 16. Salem replaces Dan Shingler, who left the company in May. The […]

Bloomberg to expand news staff by 10 percent this year

Bloomberg News will expand its 2,300-strong news operation by more than 10 percent this year as news plays a growing role in the content on the electronic system, writes Aline van Duyn of The Financial Times. She wrote, “The plans to add at least 240 more reporters in 2007 shed light on Bloomberg’s strategy for […]

New business columnist in San Jose

Vindu Goel, an editorial writer and blogger for the San Jose Mercury News, is the paper’s new business columnist, according to a post on his blog. Goel is a former assistant business editor and business editor at the paper. On his blog, Goel wrote, “My column will be anchored in the business section, which launches […]