Scholarship created to honor biz journalist Ward

The (Nashville) Tennessean, Tennessee State University and other organizations have partnered to create a new scholarship in the name of the late Getahn Ward, a business reporter at the paper who died this past weekend. Joey Garrison of The Tennessean writes, “The Getahn Ward Memorial Scholarship, announced Thursday, will be awarded to a journalism student each year […]

Remembering a bulldog business reporter

Alanna Autler of WSMV-TV writes about Tennesseean business reporter Getahn Ward, who died suddenly this weekend at 45. Autler writes, “As a business journalist, Ward chronicled the rise of Nashville on its way to becoming the ‘it city.’ “Ward fled his home country of Liberia in the early 1990s during a bloody civil war. “Ward was known as […]

Tennessean biz reporter Ward dies at 45

Getahn Ward, a longtime business reporter at The Tennessean and instructor at Tennessee State University, died Saturday at the age of 45 after a short illness. Joey Garrison and Nate Rau of The Tennessean write, “Ward, who joined The Tennessean in 1998 after previously working at the shuttered Nashville Banner, was a bulldog of a reporter, most recently on the […]

Former St. Paul biz editor dies at 80

Bill Farmer, who was a business reporter and a business editor for the St. Paul Pioneer Press in Minnesota, died Sunday at the age of 80. Ryan Faircloth of the Pioneer Press writes, “Farmer was hired to the Pioneer Press business team in 1963. He held various positions, including columnist, business editor, travel editor, travel writer […]

Callaway remembers legend Marshall Loeb

David Callaway, the CEO of, writes about legendary business journalist Marshall Loeb, who died Saturday at the age of 88. Callaway writes, “The founder of modern business journalism, who died this past weekend at 88, built his lasting legacy at Time, Fortune, and Money magazines. Late in life, he was a columnist for CBS MarketWatch, where I had the good […]

Business journalism giant Loeb dies at 88

Marshall R. Loeb, a business journalist who turned a floundering Money magazine into one of the nation’s most successful publications in the 1980s and then led a similar revival at Fortune, died on Saturday in Manhattan. He was 88. Robert D. Hershey Jr. of The New York Times reports, “He joined Money in 1980 as managing […]

Yamarone, founder of Bloomberg economics newsletter, dies at 55

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Richard Yamarone, who created the Bloomberg economics newsletter seven years ago, died last month at the age of 55. Ted Merz of Bloomberg, who hired Yamarone, writes, “When he started at Bloomberg he claimed he already knew 745 people at the company. It seemed preposterous, but Richard had a spreadsheet to prove it. “He worked […]

Kominicki, ex-editor and publisher of Long Island Biz News, dies

John Kominicki, former publisher and editor of Long Island Business News, died Tuesday after battling a brief illness at the age of 62. David Winzelberg of the Business News writes, “A worldly figure, Kominicki was a Europe-based correspondent for European Stars & Stripes. He also wrote for The New York Times, USA Today, the Dallas Morning News […]

WSJ reporter/editor Portlock dies after brain injury

Wall Street Journal editor in chief Gerard Baker sent out the following announcement on Tuesday: I’m deeply saddened to tell you that Sarah Portlock, our colleague who suffered a brain injury in March while pregnant with her daughter, died suddenly yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband, Sam, and daughter, Aviva, who is […]

Cuyler, former Berkshire Eagle biz editor, dies

Lew C. Cuyler, the business editor of The Berkshire Eagle in Massachusetts from 1987 to 1995, died Nov. 3 at the age of 85. Tony Dobrowolski of The Eagle writes, “In 1987, Cuyler was offered and accepted the position of The Eagle’s business editor. It was around the time The Eagle first first began publishing a […]