Business Media

  • Business Media, News

    Goldman Didn’t Disclose Its El Paso Conflicts Except In Publicly Available SEC Filings

    “Goldman received a $20 million fee for playing matchmaker for El Paso. The fee, of course, was not disclosed, nor was the Kinder Morgan stake owned by Goldman Sachs’s private equity arm, worth some $4 billion.” [DealBook]

    / Mar 6, 2012 at 11:44 AM
  • Business Media, Business Week

    Business Week: A Hellhole?

    BusinessWeek Magazine is apparently a big mess. Media gossip website Gawker describes it as a “hellhole” riven by “internal backstabbing, sniping, and intra-office gossip wars.”

    / Jun 17, 2008 at 10:33 AM
  • Business Media

    Maria Bartiromo 3.0?

    Because we’re of the belief that financial journalism can never have enough pretty girls, we’re happy to bring you this video of an ambitious young girl called Brenna Hartwidth. She describes herself as a “financial service professional” and apparently wants to be the next Maria Bartiromo. Video after the jump.

    / Jun 11, 2008 at 9:21 AM
  • Business Media, Maria Bartiromo

    Huff Po Columnist Calls Bartiromo Old & Hysterical

    Jason Linkins obviously has a problem with Maria Bartiromo. We just can’t figure out what it is. In the opening sentence of his recent column the political columnist for the Huffington Post, Linkins attacks CNBC’s Bartiromo on the grounds that she is getting older. At least that’s what we think he’s saying with his crack […]

    / Jun 11, 2008 at 9:17 AM
  • Business Media

    Wall Street Journal Poaches Lex Columnists

    Thorold Barker and Liam Denning write the all important Lex column for the Financial Times. Or they did. Today the news broke that Barker and Denning have been hired by the Wall Street Journal and will apparently be writing the “Heard on The Street” column. Wall Street Journal hires Financial Times journalists [Guardian]

    / Jun 6, 2008 at 1:28 PM
  • Business Media, News Corp, Rupert Murdoch, Wall Street Journal

    The Transformation of The Wall Street Journal: Now With Less Wall Street

    The announcement last night that key Murdoch aide Robert J. Thomson, who had been charged with selecting the next top editor of The Wall Street Journal , had pulled a Dick Cheney and selected himself, will have many speculating about the future of the Journal. But why speculate when the evidence is right on the […]

    / May 21, 2008 at 10:57 AM
  • Business Media, Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times, Newspapers

    Big Rescues Must Work Because Smart People Care!

    It is well known that smart people—particularly the subset of the intelligent sometimes called intellectuals—tend to overrate the role of intelligence in providing solutions to social problems. This was on display in lurid colors in Gretchen Morgenson’s Sunday column in the New York Times lamenting the lack of “an intelligent and comprehensive plan for dealing […]

    / May 12, 2008 at 10:38 AM
  • Business Hacks, Business Media

    Washington DC Goes Gaga For ABC’s Money Honey

    Bianna Golodryga is apparently Washington DC’s favorite “money honey.” The former CNBC reporter moved over to ABC last year. But her appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner is garnering her a lot of attention. “She’s smoking,” a Bush administration official tells Paul Bedard, who writes the Washington Whispers gossip column for US News […]

    / May 9, 2008 at 12:57 PM
  • Business Media, CNBC, Fox

    Volatility Is The Friend of Business News: Is Fox Making New Friends?

    This week may be the first real test for the Fox Business Network, TV Decoder’s Brian Stelter points out today. Market turmoil tends to drive up viewership for television business news, and FBN is running hard to catch the wave of attention directed at the rocky markets. While CNBC was basically shut down yesterday, FBN […]

    / Jan 22, 2008 at 1:09 PM
  • Business Media

    Rupert Murdoch’s Influence: Is It Being Felt At The Times?

    We never quite understood how it was that Rupert Murdoch was supposed to ruin the Wall Street Journal. Or why he would risk throwing away the credibility of a newspaper for which he just paid $5 billion. A look at the capital spending of News Corp actually points in the opposite direction. Against conventional wisdom—and […]

    / Jan 3, 2008 at 1:04 PM
  • Business Media

    Who Is Business Week’s Person Of The Year?

    It’s that time of the year. And by that time we mean the beginning. But also the time of year when the lack of business news means the business media turns to lists to generate stories. The top 7 business stories of 2007. Best 8 investment ideas of 2008. The worst 20 things on Wall […]

    / Jan 3, 2008 at 11:00 AM
  • Business Media

    The End Of The New York Post Biz Section?

    Is our beloved New York Post business section falling apart? While the hoity-toity media mavens fretted that Rupert Murdoch would do something awful to their beloved Wall Street Journal—exactly what he was going to do or why he would buy a newspaper just to destroy it was never clear—the more enlightened among us worried about […]

    / Dec 18, 2007 at 3:11 PM
  • Business Media

    Dow Jones Chief Said To Be Stepping Down

    The offices of the Wall Street Journal have been swirling with rumors as the paper gets ready for Rupert Murdoch to officially take control of its parent company, Dow Jones, next week. One persistent rumor has it that the Journal is going to abandon it’s downtown offices in the World Financial Center for a location […]

    / Dec 6, 2007 at 2:07 PM
  • Banks, Ben Stein, Business Hacks, Business Media, Goldman Sachs

    Where Economists Rule The World: Only In Ben Stein’s Mind

    While we’re on the topic, we might as well mention that Ben Stein also seems to have an inflated view of the role of economists at investment banks, and perhaps in the world. Most traders and brokers we know tend to regard their economists as irrelevant at best and hazardous at worst. They are used […]

    / Dec 3, 2007 at 3:06 PM
  • Business Media

    The Bloomberg Office

    Remember that party we didn’t go to? You know, the Financial Writers Association’s “Financial Follies.” Well, apparently this parody of “the Office” was part of the activities. It’s vaguely funny, and relatively well produced. Oh, and it comes from the people who make that Bloomberg terminal on your desk. PS: Last night we were sitting […]

    / Nov 28, 2007 at 9:40 AM
  • Business Media

    Dow Was Down Sharply On Thanksgiving, BBC Reports

    While most Americans were enjoying our “jingoistic” holiday on Thursday, the Dow apparently dropped “substantially…amidst more credit crunch fears.” Or, at least, that’s what the BBC’s Newsnight reported. And it was only after viewers informed them that the US stock exchanges were closed for Thanksgiving that they realized their error. They’ve gone and apologized for […]

    / Nov 26, 2007 at 4:56 PM
  • Business Media, Merrill Lynch

    Merrill Lynch ‘Enron’ Accounting Story Was False
    Wall Street Journal Takes It All Back, Transactions Never Happened

    Early this month, it looked like we were getting into another media driven financial panic. The chiefs of banks and brokerages had been toppled. The front page of the Journal reported that Jimmy Cayne likes golf, cards and maybe even a little pot now and then. And, on November 2nd, the Journal reported that the […]

    / Nov 26, 2007 at 9:53 AM
  • Apple, Business Media, business wisdom, CNBC, Fox

    “Oh, the Arabs. Ok.”

    The only excuse we have to offer re: just now mentioning what happened on Fox Business Friday morning is that we don’t watch Fox Business. Sure, we’ve checked out a few choice clips (50 Cent, Sammy Hagar, Lamb Chop and Jerry Springer all come to mind) but only because they were forwarded to us in […]

    / Nov 19, 2007 at 11:07 AM

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