The man behind Dealbook
Emma Barnett of The Telegraph in London profiles Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times, who oversees its popular Dealbook blog and covers mergers and acquisitions.
Barnett writes, “As of next Tuesday, November 9, what began life as just an daily financial email, will have a new website, mobile presence, full print page presence for four days of the week and a brand new team of 16, comprised of some of America’s top financial reporters. It will become the core part of The New York Times’s financial coverage with the hope of growing the existing 250,000 daily subscribers into a larger, and if possible, an even more influential collection of people.
“‘The list of subscribers reads like a who’s who of the Wall Street and international finance. It’s staggering who reads Dealbook every day,’ gushes Sorkin, also the paper’s chief mergers and acquisitions reporter, as well as Dealbook’s editor.
“However, Sorkin is not just on people’s radars because of Dealbook, as innovative as his use of technology was nearly a decade ago. He is also about to become a household name as his bestseller book, Too Big to Fail, which gives an astonishing minute by minute account of the recent financial crisis, is being made into a film for release next May. With Curtis Hanson directing, of LA Confidential fame, and a stellar cast comprising of the likes of Sex and the City’s Cynthia Nixon and Paul Giamatti, Sorkin, is about to hit the big time.”
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