New editor for FT.com comes from the States

James Montgomery, who had been the Financial Times U.S. news editor, is going to London to become the paper’s online editor, according to an article in Brand Republic this morning. Alex Donohue writes, “Financial Times editor Lionel Barber has made more key appointments, bringing James Montgomery back from the US to be the editor of […]

Thoughts from New York

As mentioned earlier, I took a group of students in my “Business Reporting” class to New York during Spring Break last week and met with people from the business journalism world. Here are some of the things that the students heard and saw that I thought were most important: 1. At BusinessWeek, they met a […]

BusinessWeek changes

I am in New York today with some of my “Business Reporting” students. We visited BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal’s online operations, and the Bear Stearns trading floor. While at BusinessWeek, I learned that longtime chief of correspondents Jim Ellis has a new job. He is now the Ideas and Opinions Editor, which means he […]

Harwood joins CNBC as Washington correspondent

The Wall Street Journal writer John Harwood has been named CNBC’s chief Washington correspondent, effective Monday, according to TVWeek.com. “We expect John will use his contacts and his insights to effectively cover major stories coming out of Washington,” said David Friend, senior vice president of business news for CNBC. Harwood will continue to be a […]

Wall Street Journal online gets a facelift

Among the changes to the Wall Street Journal online are: “• Additional navigation. We’ve added new links on the top of the page and in the left-side navigation bar to My Online Journal, Research & Tools, Online Exclusives and Today’s Newspaper. “• A wider page with more information. We’ve taken advantage of the trend toward […]

Union attempting to organize MarketWatch employees

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting Saturday that a union is attempting to recruit employees at Dow Jones subsidiary MarketWatch to join. Dow Jones is opposing the move. Reporter George Raine writes, “The number of staff members involved is small. About 210 of MarketWatch’s 300 employees at the company’s San Francisco headquarters and in bureaus […]

Ad sales up at the Wall Street Journal, Barron's

Dow Jones reported strong growth in ad sales at its business publications in February. Here is an excerpt from the release: “Advertising linage at The Wall Street Journal, including Weekend Edition increased 18.6% in February due to increases in classified, general and financial advertising, partially offset by a decrease in technology advertising. In the classified […]

The Wall Street Journal on the SEC's subpoenas

The Wall Street Journal wrote an editorial in Wednesday’s newspaper criticizing the SEC’s recent action to subpoena three journalists, including two — Marketwatch’s Herb Greenberg and Dow Jones Newswires’ Carol Remond — who work for the Journal’s parent company Dow Jones. The Journal writes: “As long as journalists at Dow Jones are honestly reporting what […]

Evidence of the Ridder family management acumen

If you have been following events in journalism lately, then you know that the once-venerable Knight-Ridder newspaper chain is considering bids to sell the company — in whole or piecemeal — to bidders who have until later this month to submit their best offers. The new issue of the Columbia Journalism Review has an analysis […]

Financial details of The Financial Times

Pearson Plc, the British-based parent of The Financial Times, reported Monday its year-end financial results, including details of the newspaper’s financial performance. In a combined Bloomberg News and Reuters report on the International Herald Tribune, this was reported: “At The Financial Times, sales were up 6 percent last year as the newspaper made a profit […]