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The Boston Herald named Frank Quaratiello, a 10-year veteran of the paper, to become deputy business editor, according to an article in the Monday paper. Quaratiello, 38, has most recently served as copy desk chief for the Heraldâ€™s Business Today section.
“Frank has been an integral part of the success of this department over the past 10 months, especially in the way our pages look,” said Business Editor Greg Gatlin. “He is a natural leader, who brings an abundance of terrific ideas, a sharp news sense and the right eye to pull it all together.”
Quaratiello joined the Herald in 1996 as a news copy editor. He is a former regional city editor at the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire, where he coordinated coverage of news in 40 towns. Quaratiello has worked at several papers in California, including as a staff writer and features editor at the Gilroy Dispatch and a staff writer at the Menlo Park Country Almanac. He holds a bachelorâ€™s degree from Stanford University.
“Iâ€™m looking forward to playing a greater role in shaping the Heraldâ€™s Business Today section and working more closely with our team of top-notch reporters, photographers, graphic artists and editors,” Quaratiello said in the story.
Read more here.
Gatlin had been the deputy biz editor, but was promoted earlier this year when the business editor left for a PR firm in Boston.
Richard Ducote will no longer write a column for the business section of the Arizona Daily Star, the reader representative Debbie Kornmiller wrote in Sunday’s newspaper.
Instead, he’s covering the economy, economic development and mining for the Tucson newspaper. The reassignment is the first of several changes in business as editors reassess its focus.
I can surmise that those changes might include some cuts to the stock listings.
James Stewart, the former Wall Street Journal reporter whose “DisneyWar” book is one of the three Loeb finalists this year in the book category, is apparently being wooed by the new Conde Nast business magazine, and was recently courted by BusinessWeek editor Stephen Adler, according to the New York Post’s Keith Kelly.
Kelly writes, “Joanne Lipman, the editor-in-chief of the new CondÃ© Nast business magazine, is said to be trying to convince her old friend from the Wall Street Journal, James Stewart, to leave his present outlets and write for the new magazine.
“Stewart is currently a contributor to David Remnick’s New Yorker and pens a monthly column for the Hearst/Dow Jones-owned Smart Money.
“Asked about a jump recently, Stewart brushed it aside.
“‘I think Joanne is great and very talented, but at the moment I don’t have any plans about moving anywhere,’ he told Media Ink.”
A former page one editor at The Wall Street Journal, Stewart won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for his reporting on the stock market crash and insider trading.
Read more here, including a discussion of the magazine’s proposed name.
Kevin Whitted, writing on BlogHouston.net, criticizes the headline writers for the Houston Chronicle’s business section for their use of the word “gas” instead of being more specific.
Whitted writes, “Here are some headlines from recent stories:
“Consumers keep buying despite gasoline prices: Warm weather, late Easter help many retailers
“Texas gas prices drop slightly after 8-week rise
“Bolivia receives show of respect: South American nations agree to negotiate gas prices after recent takeover
“The first headline is how the business section of the only major news daily in the energy capital of the world should describe gasoline prices.
“The second and third headlines demonstrate why headline writers should use ‘gasoline’ or ‘natural gas’ instead of simply ‘gas,’ since one story is about gasoline prices and one story is about natural gas prices.”
Read more here.
BusinessWeek announced Thursday that it has named Eva M. Rodriguez its new Washington bureau chief. In her new position, she will lead a team of correspondents who cover politics and policy matters for the global business media organization.
Most recently, Rodriguez edited and supervised a team of political and legal reporters in the Washington bureau of The New York Times. Before that she served as executive editor and editor-in-chief of the Legal Times. As Legal Timesâ€™ executive editor in 2004, she led coverage honored by 18 awards from the Washington Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Earlier she worked as a justice department reporter for The Wall Street Journal and as a staff writer for the Miami Herald.
â€œEva brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our talented Washington team and we are thrilled to have her on board,â€? said Stephen J. Adler, BusinessWeekâ€™s editor-in-chief, in a statement.
Lee Walczak had been BusinessWeek’s long-time Washington bureau chief, but he left and went to Bloomberg News, but his now recuperating from cancer surgery. His departure was not mentioned in the announcement of the new bureau chief.
The Wall Street Journal named Jesse Lewis as managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe, effective June 1, 2006.
Lewis, 51, who has been deputy managing editor of the Journal Europe since August 2003, will have day-to-day responsibility for overseeing European and Middle East coverage and publishing the European edition of the Journal. He will manage the Journal Europeâ€™s news desk and graphics editors in Brussels and help run the Journal staffâ€™s close partnership with The Wall Street Journal Online and Dow Jones Newswires, the real-time financial and business news provider.
Working closely with Wall Street Journal deputy managing editor Marcus Brauchli, Lewis will oversee the European editionâ€™s relationship with the U.S. and Asian editions of the Journal and co-operate with the paperâ€™s global editing and production operations based in New York and South Brunswick. Lewis will continue to be based in Brussels and will report to Michael Williams, the editor of the Journal Europe.
Lewis joined The Wall Street Journalâ€™s copy desk in 1987. Before his move to Brussels, he held a variety of roles in the U.S, including global copy chief; Page One senior special writer; and news editor on the news desk.
Prior to joining the Journal, Lewis worked on various U.S. papers, including the Louisville Courier Journal (Kentucky); the Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale (Florida); and the Ocala Star Banner (Florida). He was an assistant press secretary to Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh from 1979 to 1983.
Lewis gained a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1984, and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and French from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1976.
Marketwatch’s Richard Weidner writes about what is “in” and what is “out” for the summer for the typical Wall Street person. The New York Post business section is among the outs.
Weidner writes, “Where’s all the scoops? The gossip? The Grasso-meter? Though it still has its moments — Wednesday’s scoop on Cendant Corp.’s travel business, for instance — the Post’s business section is no longer a must-read daily. Whether it be the notorious turnover of the business section staff or just bad luck, 25 cents seem like a lot to spend on Keith Kelly and the sports section.”
Read more here.
Naperville Sun business editor Larry Avila is leaving the Illinois paper for a similar job at the Appleton Post-Crescent in Wisconsin, he wrote in Thursday’s newspaper. Avila’s last day in Naperville is Friday.
Avila writes, “Professionally, some of my brightest achievements happened right here in Naperville. It was a privilege to be part of a media panel that moderated a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate that was televised live not only across the region but in many other parts of Illinois. Additionally, the business section under my watch won back-to-back national awards for outstanding local business news coverage from Suburban Newspapers of America.
“Of course, there will be things I will miss about living in the third-largest metropolitan area in the country: access to major airports, downtown Naperville, the Cubs and Wrigley Field, deep-dish pizza from Giordano’s, the vast network of professional sources and â€“ last but not least â€“ the friends I have made throughout the area. On the flip side, though, I won’t miss paying an arm and a leg for parking in downtown Chicago, congested roads and the high cost of living.”
Read more here.
Jack Robinson, an assistant business editor at the Los Angeles Times, has been named managing editor of the Fresno Bee, according to an Associated Press report.
Robinson has worked in newspapers for 20 years. He started as a reporter for The Riverside Press-Enterprise in 1986, later working as the paper’s assistant metro editor.
In 1997, he joined the Times as an assistant metro editor and later worked as the paper’s city editor and editor of its Orange County edition.
Robinson has a bachelor’s degree in statistics and a master’s in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. He also has a degree in French horn performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Read more here.
Tim O’Brien, the New York Times reporter and author of the book on Donald Trump that led to him being sued by the real estate developer, has been named the Sunday business editor of the Times, according to a memo posted on the Romenesko web site.
O’Brien was apparently leaving the Times for an undisclosed job at another publication, but decided to stay when he received the counter-offer.
Business editor Larry Ingrassia writes, “Iâ€™m really excited about Timâ€™s new job, both because it means that we get to continue having him as a friend and a colleague, someone who loves The Times and all it is about, and because I know that heâ€™ll do a terrific job raising the Sunday Business section to new heights.”
Among the topics and people he has written about for the paper are Wall Street, Russia, Manhattan’s art world, cybercrimes and identity theft, investing legend Warren Buffett, online newspapers, terrorism and terrorist financing, Trump, money laundering, and white-collar fraud.
Prior to returning to the Times in 2003, O’Brien was the senior feature writer at Talk, a monthly magazine founded by Tina Brown, the former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. Tim was with Talk from 2000 until it ceased publishing in 2002. Before joining Talk, O’Brien, 43, was a reporter with The Times and, prior to that, The Wall Street Journal.
O’Brien has a B.A. cum laude in literature from Georgetown University, an M.A. in U.S. History from Columbia University, an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University, and an MBA from Columbia University.
O’Brien is the author of a biography of Donald Trump called “TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald,” which Warner Books published in October. His previous book, “Bad Bet: The Inside Story of the Glitz, Glamour, and Danger of America’s Gambling Industry,” was published in 1998.
Trump has sued O’Brien, claiming that he defamed him in the book by questioning his net worth. See more info here.