Making the switch from WSJ opinion to the news operations

Michael Calderone of the New York Observer writes Wednesday about the difficulties facing Tunku Varadarajan, who will be moving next month from the Wall Street Journal’s conservative leaning editorial page to its news operations to become an assistant managing editor. Calderone wrote, “So while The New York Times regularly has moved staffers, including executive editor […]

Dow Jones splits top roles

With the upcoming retirement of chairman Peter Kann, Dow Jones & Co. has decided to split the roles of chairman and CEO between two people, writes the New York Post’s Janet Whitman. Whitman wrote, “The about-face comes as rival newspaper giant The New York Times is battling an investor campaign to shake up its corporate […]

Call to SF biz editor becoming famous

The San Francisco Chronicle has been gaining some attention with the fact that it has been podcasting calls from readers on its web site. Now, one of the calls — this one to the paper’s business editor — is gaining more attention because an analyst has written a report about it, writes reporter Ben Pimentel. […]

Portfolio hires reporter from LA Times

Meanwhile, Keith Kelly of the New York Post is also reporting that the upcoming Conde Nast Portfolio biz magazine has hired a top Los Angeles Times’ reporter away to cover Hollywood and the adult entertainment industry. The reporter is Claire Hoffman, who is known for being attacked by the “Girls Gone Wild” founder. In addition, […]

A PR person's perspective about business journalism

Hope Heyman has more than 25 years experience in corporate communications and public relations, specializing in media relations. She serves as the chief media strategist for a number of financial, corporate and health services companies as the senior vice president in Edelman’s New York Office. Before entering public relations, Hope was a reporter and writer […]

What happens if deficit falls and no one reports it?

Tom Blumer, writing on the NewsBusters site, notes that the news from Washington earlier this week that the budget deficit was shrinking elicited scant coverage in the business news media. Blumer wrote, “While there is some coverage of the budget news — this Yahoo! search at about 6:30 a.m. this morning on ‘federal deficit’ (without […]

NY Times: CNBC's Gasparino investigated Bartiromo's Citi link

A story in the New York Times on Monday reports that CNBC reporter Charles Gasparino did investigate claims that his co-worker, CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo, was one of the reasons why Citigroup fired an executive earlier this year because of theri close relationship. Landon Thomas Jr. wrote, “On Dec. 11, after the appointment of Robert […]

Murdoch: CNBC antagonistic toward business; Fox will be friendly

News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch, speaking Thursday at the Media Summitt in New York hosted by BusinessWeek, accused business news cable channel CNBC of being unfriendly toward business and added that his Fox Business News network, slated to appear later this year, would take an opposite tack. Tom Steinert-Threlkeld, writing for Multichannel News, wrote, “‘We […]

NYTimes reporter won't testify in drug company case

The New York Sun is reporting that New York Times reporter Alex Berenson will not testify in a case involving internal drug company documents he obtained and wrote stories about. Joseph Goldstein wrote, “The judge, Jack Weinstein of U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, had asked the reporter, Alex Berenson, to testify voluntarily about how he […]

'Reliable Sources' guests discuss Bartiromo

Howard Kurtz, the media reporter for the Washington Post and host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” had a panel of journalists discuss the ethics of CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo accepting a plane ride on the Citigroup corporate jet on Sunday. Here are some of the comments: EMILY ROONEY, HOST, “BEAT THE PRESS,” WGBH: I don’t know. […]