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Maria Bartiromo Forbes

Bartiromo speaks to Forbes about leaving CNBC


Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo reveals why she left CNBC, how she deals with critics in the social media age and how she defines success in an interview with Moira Forbes of Forbes Women posted Friday.

“I had been at CNBC for 20 years, and I loved every minute of it,” said Bartiromo. “But my decision to leave was two-fold. No. 1, I felt like audiences were changing, and I needed to change. After 20 years, I needed to start thinking about alternatives.

“The issue I had at CNBC was that it was constantly focusing on the short-term…I felt like viewers wanted more.”

Bartiromo also talks about the surprise reaction of some people when it was announced she was joining Fox.

She later said, “I want to constantly learn. I want to become better.”

Watch the video here.

Elizabeth McIntyre

Crain’s Cleveland names McIntyre its new editor


Elizabeth McIntyre is the new editor of Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Jay Miller of Crain’s Cleveland writes, “She replaces Mark Dodosh, who joined Crain’s as managing editor in June 1985 and was named editor in October 1988.

“‘Anyone who has worked alongside Elizabeth knows she is a fountain of ideas, a brilliant editor and a leader who inspires a staff like no one I know,’ said John Campanelli, Crain’s publisher and editorial director.

“McIntyre, who starts today, April 14, had been vice president of communications and public relations at the National Association of College Stores in Oberlin. She said she is looking forward to returning to a newsroom.

“‘I finally realized that I still have ink running through my veins,’ she said in a telephone interview. ‘When this opportunity presented itself, it was such a fabulous opportunity to work with a staff at Crain’s, who are extraordinary journalists, and to partner with John Campanelli, who I greatly admire as a journalist and a person.’

“Campanelli and McIntyre worked together at The Plain Dealer for more than a decade.”

Read more here.

Jonnelle Marte

WaPo hires Marte from Marketwatch


Washington Post business editor Greg Schneider and Sunday business editor Kelly Johnson sent out the following announcement on Thursday:



We’re delighted to announce that Jonnelle Marte will join the Financial staff to create and run a new blog on wealth and retirement. Jonnelle comes to us from MarketWatch, where she is the lead writer for the tax blog and writes often about the economy and the impact of the health care law on employers and consumers. Before MarketWatch, Jonnelle wrote for the Wall Street Journal Sunday, often on employment and consumer trends, and held internships at the Boston Globe, Detroit News and Miami Herald.

She graduated in 2008 from Florida International University, double-majoring in chemistry and political science. Jonnelle is a policy junkie who excels at writing for the ordinary consumer, from testing out the fastest way to send money electronically (Square Cash, hands down) to spelling out “10 things Social Security won’t tell you” (such as the way it penalizes dual-earning households). As one of her former editors said, “It’s hard to find people who get excited about taxes, bonds, policy, economics… But Jonnelle does!”

We can vouch for that — Jonnelle wrote two great memos about how to set up the new blog before we could even ask for them. She’ll work closely with Kelly Johnson and help develop personal finance features for Sunday Business. Jonnelle starts May 5, and the new blog will follow soon after.

Danielle Paquette

WaPo hires Paquette for biz news desk


Washington Post business editor Greg Schneider made the following announcement on Thursday:

We’re excited to announce that Danielle Paquette is joining the Financial staff as part of the new data/storytelling venture. Danielle is a rising star in narrative journalism. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism, and while there she took top honors from the Hearst National Writing Competition in 2011 and was named student journalist of the year for 2012 by the Indiana SPJ. She worked for the Tampa Bay Times for a year after college and has most recently been a staff writer for L.A. Weekly.

Danielle is a natural storyteller with a strong instinct for narrative and an eye for detail. On the cops beat in St. Petersburg, she would make an ordinary domestic shooting incident read like a scene from a crime novel. Then she would follow up weeks later and tell the story of the victim, the relationship gone bad, the road to recovery. She found the emergency responder who fell in love with the stabbing victim, the porn starlet who just wanted a farm in New Hampshire and, in a piece that helped her win the national collegiate award, the street preacher’s teenage daughter who faced down her peers.

We were impressed by Danielle’s writing and won over by her drive and enthusiasm, and we expect her to play a key role in making the data/storytelling project a must-read every day. Please join us in welcoming her when she starts May 5.

WSJD personal tech

WSJ names Austin its deputy tech editor


Wall Street Journal technology editor Jonathan Krim sent out the following announcement on Thursday:

I’m happy to announce that Scott Austin will be moving his considerable talents from New York to San Francisco, where he will join Team Tech as a  deputy technology editor.

In this role, he will direct a team of reporters focused on innovation, startups, early-stage funding, the ‘Net-ization of legacy things and more. He’ll also coordinate closely with the VentureWire team to maximize our combined resources.

Scott is uniquely suited for this role, having joined Dow Jones in 2000 as a spot-news wires reporter covering, among other things, IPOs that were going poof as the tech nuclear winter set in.

From 2006-2011 he managed the aforementioned VentureWire, while also writing a venture capital column for MarketWatch and a venture funding column for the Journal. Since 2011, he’s been tech editor on the Corporate/Marketplace desk, editing and driving stories and packages including the widely shared WSJ Wireless Calculator and the Billion-Dollar Startup Club.

A native of Dallas, Scott grew up an avid baseball fan, and played high school ball against the likes of future major leaguers Kerry Wood and Vernon Wells. Not being possessed of a 98-mph fastball, he went into journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He interned at Texas Monthly magazine and ESPN The Magazine.

You can follow Scott, who is secretly addicted to “Shark Tank,” the TV show featuring would-be entrepreneurs pitching ideas, @ScottMAustin.

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FT creates editorial complaints position


The Financial Times is creating the position of “editorial complaints commissioner” to address issues with its coverage.

An editorial states, “The FT has been a longstanding member of the Press Complaints Commission, which is due to expire shortly. Readers will therefore no longer have recourse to the PCC as an independent service for dealing with complaints. In its place, we will set up a new mechanism to handle reader complaints in the event that they feel our internal procedures fail to provide an adequate response or redress.

“Two points are relevant here. First, our record at the PCC in recent years shows that in the overwhelming majority of cases the FT has been exonerated from criticism. Second, the FT is always willing to deal with complaints expeditiously and, if warranted, publish a clarification, correction or apology.

“Nevertheless, we recognise that we need to provide additional reassurances in the post-PCC world. We will therefore be creating a new position of editorial complaints commissioner. The remit and reporting line will be set out in a public advertisement in due course. The successful candidate will be appointed by a three-person committee and will be independent of the editor.

“In addition, the FT will continue to provide platforms for readers to comment on articles and participate in discussion with our reporters and commentators. We believe our conversation with readers around the world is important. Understanding what they need and value is vital to our success as a news organisation.”

Read more here.

Brent Lang

Lang joins Variety from The Wrap


Entertainment journalist Brent Lang has joined Variety as a senior film and media reporter in New York to cover all aspects of the movie business as well as other media, breaking news stories and writing features for Variety.com and the weekly magazine.

A story on Variety states, “Lang will report to Claudia Eller, Editor-in-Chief, Film, and will work closely with Variety’s team of reporters worldwide. Lang, who maintains strong relationships with top executives and talent throughout the Hollywood community and financial sources on Wall Street, will also contribute to Variety.com’s video interviews and appear on major news outlets to discuss industry issues.

“‘I have been an avid fan of Brent’s work for some time and am thrilled that he will be joining us,’ said Eller. ‘Brent brings a deep knowledge of the movie business and keen analysis to all of the stories he produces.’

“For the past 4½ years, Lang worked as a senior reporter at TheWrap.com, covering film, television, theater and other aspects of media.

“At TheWrap, he broke stories on the collapse of Oscar-winning visual-effects studio Rhythm & Hues; the true cost of the ‘Twilight’ franchise; tensions between Hollywood studios and Chinese film authorities; and the process that major studios undergo before greenlighting movies.”

Read more here.

Chris Hamby

Labor/environmental reporter Hamby to join BuzzFeed


Labor and environmental reporter Chris Hamby, who earlier this week won a Pulitzer Prize for the Center for Public Integrity, is leaving that organization to join the investigative team at BuzzFeed.

Johana Bhulyan of Capital New York writes, “Hamby, who will be based in Washington D.C., is otherwise in the news today as C.P.I. engages in a public argument with ABC News over credit for the Pulitzer, awarded to a three-part, 25,000-word series on coal miners who were deprived of benefits for the treatment of deadly black lung disease. The third part of the series involved a collaboration with ABC News that resulted in a ‘Nightline’ segment. (Pulitzers are typically only awarded to work in print and text-based work.)

“The project, ‘Breathless and Burdened: Dying from Black Lung, Buried by Law and Medicine,’ was an intersection of Hamby’s beats as a C.P.I. staff writer: environment and labor. But Buzzfeed editor in chief Ben Smith doesn’t expect Hamby to continue covering those specific topics for the site.

“’[Environment and labor] are certainly places he has really deep roots,’ Smith told Capital. ‘He spent the last year covering the [coal miners], but his style is to dig very, very deep into a specific thing. We’re excited to see what his next thing is.’

“Smith said he has been an admirer of Hamby’s work for quite a while, calling his series on mining ‘unbelievable.’ ‘It’s the best reporting I’ve seen in my life,’ Smith said.

“Hamby, who previously worked for the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, was approached by Schoofs about working for Buzzfeed a few months ago and the two began serious talks in mid-March.”

Read more here.


Obit writer leaving WSJ for Bloomberg


Stephen Miller, the obituary writer for The Wall Street Journal, is leaving the paper.

He will join Bloomberg News on April 28 to write obituaries.

“It was great working at the Journal,” said Miller in an email to Talking Biz News. “I’m looking forward to working with the obits team at Bloomberg News. Coming up on two decades in obits, I still find the form a fascinating challenge so it was great to find a new place to practice.”

In an email to the staff, Miller wrote:

“GoodBye! The Journal of Contemporary Obituaries” was a ‘zine and website I founded in 1996. It morphed into Remembrances, which in 2006 became the WSJ’s first regular obituary feature. Something like 1000 corpses later, it is time for another transition. I thank all the fine editors and writers I’ve worked with here.

Miller had been with the paper since 2007. Before that, he was the obituaries editor of the New York Sun for five years.

Miller has a degree from Oberlin College and also worked at Mizuho Capital Markets for six years.


NY Daily News names new real estate editor


The New York Daily News has hired Katherine Clarke, a senior reporter at The Real Deal, as its new real estate editor.

Ryan Hutchins of Capital New York writes, “Clarke, 26, will cover the real-estate beat and put together the Friday ‘Best Places to Live’ section. She starts April 28.

“The Northern Ireland native and Columbia University journalism-school graduate called up the words of an editor.

“‘He said when I started here that I would find that covering real estate in New York was a great way to view money, power and politics in the city, and I found that to be a very true statement,’ Clarke said.

“Chaban left the News this year for The New York Times, where he’s writing The Appraisal, the paper’s weekly column on the city real-estate scene.”

Read more here.