OLD Media Moves

Marketwatch.com holding contest to pick its next investment columnist

November 10, 2011

Posted by Chris Roush

Marketwatch.com, a financial news site owned by Dow Jones & Co., is currently holding a contest to select its next investing columnist.

Voting is now open for round two, and voting remains open through Nov. 13.

The site says it will announce the six survivors — the three top vote-getters and three chosen by the MarketWatch judges’ panel — who will move on the final round on Nov. 14. MarketWatch’s judges will then choose the contest winner following a third submission of columns and round of voting. There will also be recognition for a people’s choice winner.

The winning columnist, who will be announced on Nov. 28, will have the opportunity to write for MarketWatch on a freelance basis for a selected period of time. The freelance contract is worth up to $15,000.

The column entries have been edited for grammar, punctuation and spelling before being posted, and they were limited to less than 1,000 words. The contestants have also had to disclose whether they were investors in any investments mentioned in their columns.

Dow Jones & Co. employees were not eligible for the contest.

Read the entries here.

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