OLD Media Moves

Biz journalist Bailey hired as YCharts editor

January 3, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

YCharts.com has named Jeff Bailey as its editor, as the investor-information company moves to expand its news and content offerings.

Bailey is a former editor, columnist and reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where he spent 20 years from 1983 to 2003, and also worked as a staff financial reporter at the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He was also the editor of Crain’s Chicago Business, and has written for national business and general-interest magazines.

“Jeff brings deep financial journalism experience and the ability to produce sophisticated business coverage to our company,” said Shawn Carpenter, founder and CEO of YCharts. “He has been acting as our editor on a consulting basis since 2010, and now will work full-time to lead our expansion of content to better serve the more than 400,000 investors who visit YCharts each month. Bringing Jeff aboard shows how serious we are about delivering smart content.”

YCharts sends out a daily email that includes an investment-focused article, illustrated with YCharts data, and is syndicated across the web and published by the likes of Google Finance, Yahoo  Finance, Forbes.com, SeekingAlpha, Motley Fool and others.

“As a financial journalist for three decades, I’ve been stunned at how easy to use and comprehensive YCharts is. Seeing so much data in chart form really accelerates your understanding of a company or industry, and its prospects,” Bailey said in a statement. “For the millions of individual investors who choose to make their own investment decisions — and for the professionals who serve them — YCharts makes rational comparisons and smart decisions a lot easier.”

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