CNBC’s Fortt: How I nearly blew my career

Jon Fortt, the on-air technology editor at CNBC, writes about how he nearly blew his business journalism career while working for the San Jose Mercury News. Fortt writes, “So in late 2005 More »

Driving innovation in the WSJ newsroom

Rachel Bartlett of writes about how The Wall Street Journal is fostering a newsroom environment that encourages people to present new ideas. Bartlett writes, “‘We expect everybody to participate’ in innovation, More »

Bloomberg Businessweek creative director leaving for MTV

Richard Turley, the creative director at Bloomberg Businessweek and the force behind many of its controversial covers during the past four years, is leaving for a job at MTV. Turley writes, “Four More »

Benzinga: A new brand for financial news

Joseph Lichterman of the Nieman Journalism Lab looks at financial news site Benzinga and its strategy. Lichterman writes, “The content partnerships all link back to Benzinga’s site — Prieto said he expects More »

Quartz hires two new staffers

Quartz editor in chief Kevin Delaney sent out the following staff announcement: Some staff news: Nikhil Sonnad has joined us this week as a reporter on the Things team. Nikhil arrives in More »

Factory Man

Daily writing is a sprint, but book writing is a marathon


For journalists used to the sprint of daily newswriting, writing a book can seem like a brutal marathon, a panel of journalists said Friday.

Michael Lewis

Lewis, SABEW winner, finds stories in markets


Everything is a market to best-selling author Michael Lewis.


Talking Biz News Today — March 28, 2014


Today’s top stories in business journalism:


Personal finance should be biggest biz desk beat


With roots and connections to every niche of business journalism, covering personal finance should be the biggest beat in the business, a panel of top journalists in the field said Friday morning.


Amazon plans free streaming video


Watch out Netflix. Amazon is moving in, putting more pressure on the streaming movie and television service.


Talking Biz News Today — March 27, 2014


The New York Times

Wall Street Journal

WSJ named most influential biz news outlet; Sorkin named most influential biz journalist


The Wall Street Journal remains the most-influential financial news organization in the country, according to survey results released Thursday.


Fed rejects Citi capital plan


Wednesday wasn’t the best for Citigroup or its shareholders. The Federal Reserve Board again said the bank wasn’t ready to deal with financially stressful situations and rejected plans for stock buybacks.


Talking Biz News Today — March 26, 2014


The Associated Press

Candy Crush

Candy Crush maker prices IPO


King Digital Entertainment sold shares to the public in the middle of its stated price range, indicating that investors willing to invest, just not the soaring amounts that other tech companies have garnered recently.