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Financial Journalism

Innovations in Newspapers = Newsroom Mindset Changes

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.15.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That mobile is the new buzzword is no surprise. News and content consumers want their regular fixes on the go, everywhere, all the time, and newspapers are having a hard time keeping up. So the Innovations report offers papers the following advice to jump on the mobile train before it leaves the station.

WSJ Money Magazine's Fiction Debut: Pools on Airplanes

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 05.20.2013 | Media
Janet Tavakoli

The Wall Street Journal has a new feature section called WSJ Money, and it just launched its debut issue. WSJ Money explains it wants to give readers the sense of "sitting by a crackling campfire."

The Show Wall Street Doesn't Want You to See

Dan Solin | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

They regale us with their views, not just on what is happening in the market, but what is likely to happen. The stock picks of the fund managers have the same possibility of being correct as calling a coin flip. Their real agenda is to convince you to invest your money with them.

CNBC Pins Market Rally On Fantasy Romney Victory

Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

The stock market is so angry at President Obama that it is going to rally hard ahead of his election. That seems to be the tortured logic of Wall Street.

Financial Journalism: 'Sometimes Being Responsible Means Pissing People Off'

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 09.02.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Last week, Gillian Tett of the Financial Times wrote how five years previously, she and her fellow journalists were intimidated into backing off of a huge story about banks manipulating LIBOR.

A CNBC Mention, Positive Or Negative, Causes Stock Prices To Rise

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

For most companies, just getting mentioned on CNBC is enough to send stock prices rising -- and it doesn't seem to matter if the news is good or bad. ...

'Incredible Appetite for Financial Journalism' Will Drive Expansion of New York Times Dealbook in 2011

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Despite many well-established sources for financial journalism, the Times will expand its newly revamped Dealbook with more data features, video and reporter hires.

The Problem With Financial Journalism

David Serchuk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Serchuk

The peculiar sport of fox hunting was described by Oscar Wilde as "the unspeakable in pursuit of the uneatable." I feel a similar aphorism can be applied to most financial journalism: "The unspeakable perusing the unreadable."

Video: Online Video Gives News Reporters More Flexiblity and Time

Daisy Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daisy Whitney

One of the main anchors for the and a rising journalism star, Ms. Harlow helms much of the site's daily video coverage.

More on The Accessibility Question

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Teitelman

We lean toward advisers and investors, not traders, and I would argue that many business and finance magazines have lost their way because they no longer know whom they're writing for or why.

The Challenges of Communicating the Crisis

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Teitelman

We should all try harder to write more accessibly. But can the complexity of finance (and economics) be effectively captured by the kind of simple explanations required by an audience that barely knows the basics?

NY Times Writer and His Mortgage Woes

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

It does make you wonder: What would this story read like if his wife wrote it? And I'm not convinced that Andrews' airing of his dirty laundry is such an act of bravery.

Why Did Financial Journalists Miss the Financial Crisis?

Neena Satija | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Neena Satija

Financial journalists failed because they're in the same straits that most journalists have been in for a while now: Understaffed and unduly influenced by their revenue sources and by the public.

Financial Crisis: 60 Minutes Revives Investigative Journalism

Stephen H. Baum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen H. Baum

Even on subjects as hot as the financial crisis, much of the "news" and comment we see on TV lacks real critical thinking. 60 Minutes has revived investigative journalism. More please.