NY Times about to hire new biz reporter?

Jeff Bercovici on the Radar web site is reporting that the New York Times is about to hire Rebecca Dana, a reporter at the New York Observer, to cover the business of television. Bercovici wrote, “Dana declined to comment, but one source notes the position she’s considering there would be covering television and emerging media […]

NY Times' biz journalist must disclose sources in Trump case

Timothy O’Brien, the New York Times business journalist who wrote a book last year about real estate developer Donald Trump, must reveal his sources who told him that Trump was just a millionaire, not a billionaire, according to a judge’s ruling, the Philadephia Inquirer reported. O’Brien became the Sunday business editor for the Times in […]

WSJ reporters "alarmed" about redesign

The New York Times’ Katherine Seelye has a look at the redesigned Wall Street Journal set to debut Jan. 2 in Monday’s paper, but the most interesting part of her reporting is her sentence that states, “The move has alarmed some journalists there.” Seelye wrote, “On the front page, the column of news that runs […]

Diller slams NY Times coverage of executive compensation

Media executive Barry Diller slammed shareholder governance groups and the New York Times coverage of executive compensation at the Reuters Media Summitt in New York on Monday. Reuters reporter Martha Graybow noted that Diller received $295 million in compensation last year. Graybow wrote, “Diller also said he laughed after reading a New York Times op-ed […]

Union: WSJ management wants to be like other chains

The union representing journalists and other employees at Dow Jones, the parent company of The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Marketwatch, posted an update on its web site about the current negotiations with the company on a new contract and noted an unusual stance by management. Union president Steve Yount and bargaining committee chair Jim […]

NYT editor defends Morgenson

Wall Street Journal columnist Holman W. Jenkins Jr. took a swipe at New York Times business journalist Gretchen Morgenson last week in one of his columns, albeit without naming her. On Wednesday, the Journal published a letter from Times executive editor Bill Keller defending his reporter, saying the column “casualty insulted one of the best […]

Many issues with NYT coverage of Morgan Stanley fight

TheDeal.com executive editor Yvette Kantrow noted that The New York Times finally wrote about the battle its parent company is having with Morgan Stanley, but she added that there were many issues with the story that the Times didn’t address for its readers. Kantrow wrote, “The story said that Morgan Stanley Investment Management had sent […]

Former NYT retail reporter Barmash dies at 84

Isadore Barmash, a New York Times retail reporter from 1965 to 1991 whose byline was well-known, died Thursday. He was 84. Barmash, according to an obituary in the New York Times, continued to write even after he retired from the paper. Robert McFadden wrote, “In the genteelly cutthroat world of retail merchandising, where greed, secrets, […]

Can Dow, WSJ reporters make transition to video?

Erick Schonfeld at Business 2.0 wonders whether the reporters at Marketwatch, The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s can make the conversion to video as its parent company begins video streaming on its web sites. Schonfeld wrote, “All three are powered by Brightcove on the backend, and show exactly the same video content—print journalists on camera […]

Mnookin: Best NYT columnist is biz section's Stein

Author and journalist Seth Mnookin writes on his blog that Ben Stein, the part-time movie actor and son of a famous economist, is the best columnist in the New York Times. Mnookin wrote, “Sunday is ugly stepdaughter of the Business department (although recent efforts to improve its quality have resulted in marked improvement). The people […]