Behind the NY Times’ one-word tech story

Daniel Victor of the New York Times writes about how his one-word tech tips story published Friday in the paper came about. Victor writes, “At this point, Katie Rogers, another reporter on our team, suggested we give The New York Times a contributing line, which is something we normally do when a reporter has worked on […]

NY Times hires Wakabayashi to cover tech

Daisuke Wakabayashi, who has covered Apple for the past three years at The Wall Street Journal, has been hired by the New York Times to cover Google. He will start in San Francisco on Aug. 29. In a note to the staff, business editor Dean Murphy wrote, “He has distinguished himself there with aggressive coverage […]

Biotech reporter Pollack leaving NY Times via buyout

Andrew Pollack, who has covered the business and science of biotechnology for the New York Times since 2000, is leaving the paper via a buyout offer. John Carroll of Fierce Biotech called him Pollack one of the industry’s top reporters and wrote, “Few top writers in this business are given the time to leisurely explore a topic […]

Biz journalist Meece named ME at Insider Louisville

Mickey Meece, a former editor on the New York Times business news desk and at American Banker, has been hired as managing editor of Insider Louisville. A story on its website states, “Most recently Meece was a staff editor at The New York Times, where she previously covered business, finance, features and other topics. Beginning on Aug. […]

Cieply of NY Times named executive editor of Deadline Hollywood

Michael Cieply, who has covered the movie industry for the New York Times, has been hired by Deadline Hollywood as its executive editor. Patrick Hipes of Deadline writes, “The reporter, editor and author begins August 1 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the leading news site dedicated to covering the entertainment industry. “‘We could not be […]

BuzzFeed’s Maheshwari to join NY Times biz desk

New York Times business editor Dean Murphy sent out the following announcement on Friday: We’re pleased to announce that Sapna Maheshwari will be joining our media team as a reporter covering advertising. Sapna has been a reporter at BuzzFeed since 2013, where she has distinguished herself with aggressive and creative coverage of retail and e-commerce. […]

NYT biz desk moves reporters to Shanghai, San Francisco

New York Times business editor Dean Murphy sent out the following announcement on Friday: As we continue to flex our muscle on the most compelling business stories across the globe, I’m pleased to announce that Keith Bradsher and Nathaniel Popper will be taking up exciting new roles this summer. Keith is moving to Shanghai to write about […]

Bill Carter joins CNN to cover media

Former New York Times reporter Bill Carter, who covered the television industry for the newspaper, has been hired by CNN and will now regularly write for CNN Digital. The former New York Times television reporter and author, is a widely respected veteran of the beat. Carter was with the New York Times for more than 25 years as a media […]

Silicon Valley and its media coverage

David Streifeld and Katie Benner of the New York Times write about the relationship between Silicon Valley tech companies and the media that cover them in the wake of the disclosure that PayPal founder Peter Thiel funded litigation against Gawker. Streitfeld and Benner write, “Silicon Valley likes to keep the media on a tight leash. Tech executives expect obedience, […]

Tabuchi wins Nash Award for biz reporting from NY Times

New York Times business reporter Hiroko Tabuchi was honored with the Nathaniel Nash Award at a luncheon Friday. Nash was a Times business reporter killed 20 years ago in a plane crash on assignment in Croatia. Tabuchi has covered such topics as the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the Takata airbag crisis. Nashl’s widow and their three […]