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The Wall Street Journal announced the debut of “The Big Interview,” a weekly online video series showcasing influential executives, policy makers, news makers and opinion leaders in one-on-one interviews hosted by senior reporters and editors from The Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch.
The premiere episode – now available via http://wsj.com/biginterview — features an interview with FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair and Wall Street Journal economics editor David Wessel, during which she discusses the financial-regulatory legislation pending in Congress, the current health of the banking business and what it’s like to be the sole woman among a band of powerful men.
Next week’s guest is White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who will be interviewed by the Journal’s Washington executive editor Gerald Seib.
“The Big Interview” will be available on-demand every Friday at 10a.m. EST on WSJ.com, MarketWatch.com and Dow Jones Newswires. Guests from myriad industries are scheduled to appear and will have the opportunity to react to the news of the day as well as topics ranging from U.S. and international economic and foreign policy issues, world culture, and arts and entertainment. The live-to-tape interviews are filmed from Wall Street Journal offices in New York and Washington, D.C. as well as on location.
Future hosts for the series include Robert Thomson, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal; deputy editor-in-chief Gerard Baker; deputy managing editor and executive editor, online, Alan Murray; Washington, D.C. bureau chief John Bussey; reporter Kelly Evans; and MarketWatch senior columnist David Weidner.
Editor & Publisher named the finalists for its 15th annual Eppy awards, including the finalists in its business categories.
The Eppy Awards will be presented at the conclusion of the 21st annual Editor & Publisher Interactive Media Conference & Trade Show June 16-17 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
The finalists in the best business blog category are BloggingStocks, AOL; FT Alphaville, Financial Times; Good Morning Silicon Valley, San Jose Mercury News, and The Conversation of HBR.org, Harvard Business Publishing.
The finalists for best business web site with less than than 1 million unique monthly visitors are CBS MoneyWatch.com, Chicagobusiness.com, Crain’s Chicago Business; IBJ.com, Indianapolis Business Journal; and Your Business on Kiplinger.com.
The finalists for best business web site with more than 1 million unique monthly visitors are CNNMoney.com, FT.com, Financial Times; MarketWatch.com; and USA Today’s “Money” Section.
In addition, CBS MoneyWatch.com is a finalist in the best designed site with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors category. And DailyFinance.com was nominated for best design of a web site with over 1 million unique monthly visitors.
See all of the finalists here.
Friedman writes, “But Burnett, 33, is a unique case. After establishing herself at Bloomberg TV, she went on to be an anchor, reporter and interviewer at CNBC. Burnett has appeared on ‘Meet the Press,’ NBC’s weightiest news vehicle. Plus, Burnett has done stints on ‘Today.’
“Burnett is getting to a point at CNBC where NBC may have to contemplate moving her to a higher plane. Burnett connects with all kinds of viewers whether she is being serious, playful, inquisitive or contemplative.
“Many media pundits try to place Burnett in competition with her colleague Maria Bartiromo. Bartiromo is firmly entrenched at CNBC. Perhaps she comes across as too serious for morning TV — and too identified with business news — to get a fair shake at general subjects or the often-fluffy fare that marks breakfast-hour TV.”
Read more here.
The weekly newsletter, which will be sold for $99 a year for introductory subscribers but will later sell for $149, focuses on stocks, mutual funds, and market timing recommendations that are most popular among top performing advisers. Hulbert, a senior columnist at Marketwatch.com, will highlight consensus recommendations from top performing advisers in each issue and provide commentary.
“We have bolstered MarketWatch’s lineup of premium product offerings and continue to add new content and features that attract and engage our audience of active investors,” said David Callaway, editor-in-chief of MarketWatch.com, in a statement. ”Investors need to stay on top of what’s happening and what it means for them, and we believe these recent additions will serve them well.”
Marketwatch.com, a Dow Jones & Co. property, has nine other subscription-based newsletters.
Hulbert is a senior columnist for MarketWatch.com and the editor of the Hulbert Financial Digest (HFD), which since 1980 has been tracking the performance of investment advisory newsletters. The HFD became a service of MarketWatch.com in April 2002. Hulbert also writes a regular investment column, On the Markets, three times a week for MarketWatch.com.
Jon Markman, who recently had been writing a column for MSN Money, will now write a weekly column for Marketwatch.com on the global equity and credit markets.
“Speculation is one of the most important but misunderstood forces in capital markets,” said Markman in a statement. “My column will explain who is taking the biggest risks to create value, who is betting against them, and how private investors can participate intelligently in the contest.”
Markman previously served as a managing editor and columnist at CNBC on MSN Money from 1997 to 2002, and as an editor, investments columnist and investigative reporter at the Los Angeles Times from 1984 to 1997. He was portfolio manager and senior investment strategist for a quantitative hedge fund from 2002 to 2005.
In addition to Markman’s “Speculations” column, MarketWatch.com recently debuted several new columns highlighting news and analysis on a range of topics including:
- This Week in Latin America – A weekly column by former MarketWatch journalist and investment author Mike Molinski, focusing on investment opportunities in Latin America;
- Forex Files – A weekly currency column by MarketWatch’s European political and economic correspondent Bill Watts, in London;
- Market Medic – A three times a week column by MarketWatch senior markets correspondent Nick Godt, in New York;
- Fund Mastery – A new blog by Kurt Brouwer, a San Francisco-based mutual fund advisor;
- Market Junkie – A new blog by the MarketWatch markets team with market-moving news and speculations around the clock;
- Your Portfolio – A new column by MarketWatch retirement columnist Bob Powell in Boston, focusing on ways to structure your portfolio to handle different periods of your life, from college savings to retirement.
Read more here.
Friedman writes, “Fox Business is counting on Gasparino to elevate the network’s visibility and credibility. CNBC is a behemoth, but Fox believes that journalists such as Liz Claman, herself another former CNBC star, are boosting its image. Fox Business recently started simulcasting Don Imus’ radio show to raise its profile.
“Gasparino shrugs off the suggestion that he is as much of a showman as a journalist. He says: ‘You want to be entertaining when you present news. People don’t want a droll Charlie Gasparino droning on about Merrill Lynch.’
“Gasparino’s reputation as one of the most aggressive Wall Street reporters around isn’t mere hyperbole. I can confirm this through personal experience.”
Read more here.
Marketwatch.com media columnist Jon Friedman writes Wednesday about how the media are performing covering the fraud charges against Goldman Sachs & Co.
Friedman writes, “The Goldman story is a test for the media. There is plenty of speculation about such pertinent issues as the firm’s financial prospects, the future of Goldman Chairman and Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein, the morale of the firm’s privileged and wealthy employees, the stunning changes in the firm’s culture from haughty to nervous.
“The trick is to separate the gossip from the news and still be first in an age when blogs and Internet sites trump the traditional forms of newspapers, magazines, television and radio media.
“‘The biggest challenge is simply explaining the complexities of the financial deals that Goldman was involved in,’ said Anthony Mason, the leading business and finance correspondent at CBS. “‘It’s especially tricky when even people in the industry have trouble explaining them. In general I think the media has done a pretty good job with a story that is extremely hard to reduce to a few paragraphs.’”
Read more here.
Greenberg will be a senior stocks commentator. He left business journalism two years ago to start a research firm.
CNBC also confirmed the hiring of Kate Kelly from The Wall Street Journal to cover Wall Street. Talking Biz News reported the Kelly hire on Friday.
“We are delighted to have Herb and Kate join the CNBC team,” said Jeremy Pink, senior vice president of business news, in a statement. “They are two of the smartest, savviest and well-respected business journalists anywhere.”
Said Greenberg in a statement: “I’m excited to return to CNBC as a full-time member of the best team in business journalism. I look forward to reconnecting with astute viewers and can’t wait to rejoin the good friends I’ve worked with over the years.”
Greenberg has been a financial journalist for more than 30 years and has most recently been co-president of Greenberg Meritz Research & Analytics. He is a former weekend investor columnist for The Wall Street Journal and a former senior columnist for MartketWatch.
Prior to joining MarketWatch, Greenberg was senior columnist for TheStreet.com. He previously spent 10 years as the “Business Insider” columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and nearly seven years as Fortune magazine’s monthly “Against the Grain” columnist.
Before that, he was the New York financial correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and a financial reporter in its Chicago newsroom. Greenberg has held various positions at other media outlets including Crain’s Chicago Business and the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Greenberg holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Miami.
Dow Jones & Co., the parent of The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires and Marketwatch.com, and the Independent Association of Publishers’ Employees have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract.
The package has been endorsed by the IAPE Bargaining Committee and is being reviewed by the union’s Executive Council. It will then be submitted to the full IAPE Board of Directors for debate and a vote before being submitted for a membership ratification vote before the end of April.
A notice on the union’s Web site states, “The company began these negotiations with a demand for blanket waivers covering every core element of the contract — and a demand that we surrender any right to negotiate wage increases, insisting, instead, that any future pay increases — or pay freezes — be at the sole discretion of management. We beat back each and every one of those demands.
“The company bargaining team will tell its bosses that IAPE has agreed to the same wage freeze imposed last year on non-union employees. The DJ bargaining team was under orders to deliver such a ‘freeze.’ Without it, there would be no contract. And although base rates don’t change until July 1, 2011, we’ve still managed to put more money in your pocket this year.
“Even though the company steadfastly refused lump-sum payments, signing bonuses, deferred raises and any other direct increase in weekly wages, we did negotiate a July 1st switch to the new (and better) health care plan, which will mean lower premiums immediately for more than 90% of IAPE members while maintaining current coverage. Those lower premiums are real money that you’ll see in your check every payday.”
Read more here. Union members will receive a 2 percent increase in pay in 2011, 2012 and 2013.