Geracioti, longtime biz journalist, dies at 54

David Geracioti, a financial journalist and editor who in 2001 revived Registered Rep. magazine, a publication for financial advisors, and guided its publication for nearly 12 years, died Sunday at the age of 54. A story on stated, “In 1991, he traded beat reporting for financial topics, becoming Senior Editor at Individual Investor magazine, one of the first […]

Alexander, former CEO of Economist, dies at 60

Helen Alexander, the former CEO of The Economist Group, has died from cancer at the age of 60, according to a story on the publication’s website. The story states, “From 1997 to 2008 she was chief executive of The Economist Group (the publisher of this newspaper), the company she joined as a marketing executive in […]

Rago: Decent, unpretentious and considerate

Yuval Levin of The National Review remembers Joseph Rago, The Wall Street Journal editorial writer who unexpectedly died Thursday at the age of 34. Levin writes, “A thoughtful, lucid, careful mind. And his writing—for the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page—was so often proof that the best opinion writing is unswervingly analytical: a function of the careful application […]

Rago: Incredibly dedicated and exceptionally talented

William Lewis, the CEO of Dow Jones & Co. and the publisher of The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following to the staff on Friday: Dear Colleague, I am terribly sorry to share some very sad news about the passing of our colleague, Joseph Rago. Joe joined the Journal’s Editorial Page in 2005 as […]

Rago, WSJ Pulitzer winner, found dead at 34

Joseph Rago, a Pulitzer Prize winning editorial writer at The Wall Street Journal who was known for his richly reported pieces and influence on policy makers, was found dead Thursday evening. He was 34. Jennifer Levitz of The Journal writes, “The New York Police Department found Mr. Rago dead in his apartment at 7:40 p.m., according to […]

Barr, founding editor of CNET, dies at 64

Christopher Barr, the founding editor of tech news site CNET, has died at the age of 64 after a yearlong battle with cancer. An obituary on The New York Times states, “Barr was a trailblazing leader of the ’90s Web boom. As the founding editor-in-chief of, he marked the site’s launch in his inaugural […]

Morgenthaler, former WSJ reporter, dies at 72

Eric Morgenthaler, a well-known Wall Street Journal reporter known for his quirky stories and leads, such as the 1979 lead about a steel producer, has died at the age of 72. Morgenthaler died in Kansas City on Friday due to a rare form of bone marrow cancer. It was Morgenthaler who in 1979 began a […]

Man charged in bike accident that killed Kiplinger editor

A 27-year-old bicyclist has been charged with disobeying a traffic device after police said he fatally struck a woman who had worked for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance for 40 years, reports the Washington Post. Peter Hermann of The Post writes, “Zakkai Stanley Kauffman-Rogoff of Northwest Washington was issued a citation, said Aquita Brown, a spokeswoman for D.C. […]

Markowitz, former Pittsburgh Tribune-Review biz editor, dies at 85

Jack Markowitz, the former business editor of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, died Tuesday at the age of 85. Chris Togneri of the paper writes, “When Jack Markowitz came to the Tribune-Review in 1978, he brought instant credibility to the business desk and a unique ability to mix humor with expertise in explaining complex issues. “‘He was a […]

Editor at Kiplinger’s dies after being hit by bicycle

Jane Bennett Clark, a senior editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, died Friday after being hit by a bicycle, reports Martin Weil of the Washington Post. Weil writes, “The Kiplinger site said Clark covered ‘all facets of retirement’ and wrote a bimonthly column that took a fresh and sometimes provocative look at approaches to life after a career. […]