Price, biz journalist for WSJ, Caixin and South China Morning Post, dies at 62

Deb Price, a journalist who worked in business news positions for The Wall Street Journal, Caixin Global and the South China Morning Post, died Nov. 20 at the age of 62. Mark Hicks of the Detroit News writes, “Price taught journalism at Harvard Summer School and later became the Southeast Asia editor at the Wall Street […]

Bender, former NY Times biz journalist, dies at 95

Marylin Bender, a former New York Times business reporter recruited to the section from fashion who later became Sunday business editor, died on Oct. 19 at the age of 95, reports Katharine Seelye of The Times. Seelye writes, “She was then recruited by The Times’s business news section, where the editors thought her ability to write […]

Longtime Deseret News biz editor Knudson dies at 80

Max Knudson, former longtime business editor for the Deseret News, died peacefully in his home Wednesday after a fight with cancer. Daedan Olander of the News writes, “After another stint at the Salt Lake Tribune and a couple public relations jobs, he found his longtime home with the Deseret News in 1979. “Knudson had originally […]

Brittan, former FT economics editor, dies at 86

Samuel Brittan, the former economics editor at the Financial Times, has died at the age of 86. Alan Budd and Andrew Hill of the FT write, “Brittan, who has died at the age of 86, wrote columns in the Financial Times that were essential reading for anyone who wanted to understand economic policy for nearly 50 years. Written […]

WSJ’s Gigot on Melloan’s impact to the paper

Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot sent out the following to his staff about George Melloan: All, I’m very sorry to report that our great longtime editor and colleague, George Melloan, has died. He was 92. George had one of the most storied careers in Journal history. He worked here for 54 years, starting as […]

Melloan, longtime WSJ staffer, dies at 92

George Melloan, who worked at The Wall Street Journal for 54 years, died on Wednesday at the age of 92. His last byline for the paper was in June. In his last assignment he was deputy editor, international, of the editorial page and author of a weekly op-ed column titled “Global View.” He moved to […]

Auto journalist Amend dies at 53

James Amend, who covered the automobile industry for Wards Auto, died last week at the age of 53. Tom Murphy of Wards Auto reports, “After graduation, he worked as a staff writer and editor for Detroit Auto Scene and then moved to New York City to cover the mutual fund industry for Money Management Executive. Amend became a business writer for […]

Wilkinson, creator of “Lunch with the FT,” dies at 78

Max Wilkinson, one of the architects of the FT Weekend and the creator of “Lunch with the FT,” has died at the age of 78. Richard Lambert of the Financial Times writes, “As editor of the FT Weekend, he assembled a talented if somewhat ill-disciplined crew, and was always open to new ideas or ways […]

Chicago Trib biz journalism Niekirk dies at 82

William Neikirk, a Chicago Tribune correspondent who was based in Washington, D.C., for more than 30 years who was expert at explaining economics and complex financial issues to readers, has died at the age of 82 from dementia and COVID. Bob Goldsborough of the Tribune writes, “In 1970, Neikirk moved to the AP’s Washington bureau, where […]

Biz journalist Dimond, editor of Pulitzer winner on SEC, dies at 81

Thomas F. Dimond, 81, a former business editor of the Washington Star who moved to The Washington Post and edited a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of the Securities and Exchange Commission, died July 31. A story in The Post states, “Mr. Dimond had worked at the Star for more than 20 years when it ceased publication […]