Tagged: Real estate coverage

Conflicts of interest and the business journalist

Conflicts of interest and the business journalist

Becky Tallent, the ombudsman for the Spokane Spokesman-Review, writes about the paper’s natural resources and energy reporter, Becky Kramer, who was accused of owning vacation property in an area where she covers contentious environmental...

WSJ real estate story not supported by facts

WSJ real estate story not supported by facts

Elinore Longobardi of the Columbia Journalism Review pans a Wall Street Journal trend story about consumers who purchase a lower-priced home with their good credit and than bail on their old home, where the...

Chicago Tribune changes real estate coverage

Chicago Tribune changes real estate coverage

The Chicago Tribune is revamping its real estate coverage and will introduce a new section called “Chicago Homes” on May 30, according to a release. It replaces “Your Place” and “New Homes.” The new...

Real estate CEO blames biz media for poor results

Real estate CEO blames biz media for poor results

TheStreet.com media critic Marek Fuchs wonders in amazement Wednesday that the statement from homebuilder Toll Brothers CEO Robert Toll blaming the business media for his company’s lackluster performance. Fuchs writes, “Blaming the media for...

Don't trust industry data with real estate

Don't trust industry data with real estate

Marek Fuchs of TheStreet.com wants to know why business journalists write stories about the real estate market using data from industry organizations. Fuchs wrote, “Data from trade associations, no matter how convenient and digestible...

Where was biz media during sub-prime disaster?

Where was biz media during sub-prime disaster?

Danny Schechter, editor of MediaChannel.org, writes an opinion piece for Editor & Publisher that questions whether the business media did enough to warn consumers about the sub-prime mortgage crisis. Schechter wrote, “There is more...