San Diego biotech reporter Fikes has died

Bradley J. Fikes, The San Diego Union-Tribune’s biotechnology reporter, died on Thursday. He was 62. He had been at the paper since 2012. He has been covering the industry since 1990, most recently for the North County Times. Other topics he’s covered include health care, water supply and wireless technology. A native San Diegan, Fikes […]

Former Barron’s publisher Flanagan dies at 88

Bernard Thomas Flanagan, who served as publisher of Barron’s, died on Nov. 11 at the age of 88. A story states, “Flanagan rose through the Dow Jones ranks to serve as publisher of Barron’s. He lead the company’s magazine group in the late 1970s, later served as vice president of marketing for the Journal […]

Longtime biz journalist Rohrer dies at 81

Julie Rohrer, a longtime business journalist who chronicled well-known investors such as Julian Robertson, has died at the age of 81. An obituary states, “After Wheaton, Ms. Rohrer moved to Manhattan and began a career as a financial journalist. She got her start at Business Week, went onto Forbes Magazine and finally landed at Institutional […]

Delaney remembers how Lauren Brown pushed him

Quartz founding editor Kevin Delaney writes about how director of special projects Lauren Brown — who died this week at age 37 — pushed him in his own job. Delaney writes, “As editor of Quartz, I often found Lauren pushing me. She convinced me to create an entrepreneur-in-residence program, through her infectious enthusiasm for the […]

What Lauren Brown of Quartz taught Mitra Kalita

Mitra Kalita, now senior vice president at CNN, writes on Medium about what she learned from Lauren Brown of Quartz, who died earlier this week from cancer. Kalita writes, “I hired Lauren at Quartz in the summer of 2012 as my deputy. Until then, I had always been the deputy. “Lauren joined us from Business […]

Longtime biz journalist Pinkerton dies at 76

Stewart Pinkerton, a longtime business journalist who worked at The Wall Street Journal and was later managing editor at Forbes, died Monday at the age of 76. Pinkerton was an engaging and congenial colleague and a fine journalist, widely admired for his deft touch as a writer as well as for his mentoring of younger […]

Brown, special projects director at Quartz, dies from cancer

Lauren Brown, the director of special projects at Quartz, died Tuesday from cancer. She was 37. “It’s been a really rough day at the office. Everyone who worked with her is missing her greatly,” wrote technology editor Mike Murphy on Twitter. She was one of Quartz’s founding editors in 2012 and was its first deputy […] reporter Chang dies at 53

Sue Chang, a longtime MarketWatch reporter and editor, died at her home in California on Monday from cancer. She was 53. Myra P. Saefong and Claudia Assis of write, “One day in Korea she came across a random ad looking for rookie reporters. “That innocuous start led her to report on some of the biggest […]

Ingrassia was the master of the art of impatience

Wall Street Journal reporter John D. Stoll writes about what Paul Ingrassia, the former Journal reporter and editor who died earlier this week, taught him about journalism./ Stoll writes, “For instance, more than once I was on an email chain that he was copied on. These conversations can continue on message after message, with multiple people […]

Business journalist Mont dies after health problems

Business journalist Joe Mont, who worked for Compliance Week and, has died. A Compliance Week story states, “He was an award-winning journalist who was twice ranked on Assent’s ‘Top 100 Conflict Minerals Influence Leaders’ list. “A graduate of Suffolk University, he began his 26-year journalism career at the TAB Newspapers, then became Editor in […]