Business journalism legend Sloan: I love explaining what people should know

Seven-time Gerald Loeb Award winner Allan Sloan became successful because he learned how to write about complicated business topics in a way that the average person could understand.

“I loved being able to explain to people hat’s going on in the world that they should know,” said Sloan, who spoke Tuesday night during a webinar sponsored by the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing.

Sloan, who has won more Loeb Awards than anyone else, worked for the Charlotte Observer, the Detroit Free Press, Newsweek, the Washington Post, Fortune and Forbes. His first Loeb was in 1975 for utility rates. His second was in 1985 for Forbes, and his last was in 2008 for Fortune.

“I am what I am,” said Sloan. “I can figure stuff out, and I work well with others despite my Brooklyn characteristics. I just love figuring stuff out and explaining it.”

When he left

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Washington Post hires Quartz’s Coren to write climate column

Michael Coren

Washington Post climate & environment editor Zachary Goldfarb and climate & environment deputy editor Juliet Eilperin sent out the following on Monday:

We’re pleased to announce Michael Coren is joining The Post as the writer of “Climate Coach,” a new column and newsletter that will help readers navigate the choices they face when seeking to live a more climate- and environmentally friendly life.

Michael comes to The Post from Quartz, where he was a deputy editor leading a team covering climate, technology and economics. As a reporter, his work has focused on the end of the road for traditional automakers, an emerging price on carbon, the simple math behind Elon Musk’s companies and why it’s profitable to waste solar energy. His recent Pulitzer Center-backed investigation sparked congressional hearings on how lead in aviation fuel is poisoning a new generation of Americans and allowed readers to visualize air traffic

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Restricted Authorities Explained

Governments can affect CSR in private sector companies by imposing totally different techniques to pressure corporations to adopt CSR and never change into large revenue companies with no boundaries while governments should not jeopardise the longer term for the sake of current generations. The federal government can affect CSR by doing many strategies. These embrace creating laws in relation to well being and security, employment tights and air pollution, Grants for Analysis and Improvement into renewable power for example, BP to use extra environmentally pleasant oils resembling bio gasoline in power stations in order for BP to create a better branding image and provide a decrease carbon footprint. They can also impose contracts which require firms to simply accept CSR and discriminate against irresponsible corporations to allow them to be dealt with by the government.

Many authorities contracting representatives at all times have a second alternative in mind that may …

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How Harvard Biz Review’s digital strategy has become a case study

Mark Stenberg of Adweek writes about Harvard Business Review’s success in boosting digital subscriptions.

Stenberg writes, “The publisher, which marked its 100th anniversary in October, has capitalized on the economic uncertainty of the last few years by parlaying its reputation as a source of business insights into an uptick in paying readers.

“Since launching a tiered subscription offering in 2019, the 116-person outlet has accumulated roughly 116,000 digital subscribers, more than one-third of its total subscriber base of 328,000 paying readers, according to Sarah McConville, the executive vice president, group publisher at HBR.

“‘We tend to do well, as a business, during economic downturns,’ McConville said. ‘During Covid, we saw our readership rise because there is a flight to quality. If you are a business leader or someone focused on managing through uncertainty, you want to spend your time with someone giving you trusted advice.’”

Read more here.

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Washington Post hires Quartz’s Campoy

Ana Campoy

Washington Post climate & environment editor Zachary A. Goldfarb and deputy climate and environment editor Juliet Eilperin sent out the following:

We are pleased to announce that Ana Campoy is joining the Climate & Environment department as an assignment editor. She will oversee our Climate Solutions vertical and other climate reporters who focus on innovative storytelling and broadening our audience.

Ana comes to us from Quartz, where she has led a team of international reporters covering the inner workings of the global economy. As deputy economics and finance editor, she steered coverage on an array of topics, including globalization, inflation and cryptocurrencies.

Ana started her journalism career at her hometown newspaper in Monterrey, Mexico, before covering the oil industry and national news for the Wall Street Journal. Her reporting portfolio ranged from deeply reported pieces on issues such as climate change to complex data projects to quirky features

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Knight-Bagehot now accepting applications for 23-24

Applications are now open to mid-career journalists for the Knight-Bagehot fellowship in economics and business journalism at Columbia University.

It offers journalists the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics, finance and technology, as well as gain a strong understanding of the business of journalism itself.

The fellowship is open to full-time editorial employees of newspapers, magazines, wire services, digital media, television and radio news organizations, as well as to freelance journalists, from anywhere in the world.

Applicants must have at least four years of business/economics/finance journalism experience and have received a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university.

The Knight-Bagehot fellowship is an academic program in which the fellows are enrolled in classes and receive grades for their work.

The fellowship runs during Columbia’s academic year from mid-August through May and accepts up to 10 fellows each year.

Each fellow receives free tuition, health insurance

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David named London bureau chief for Bloomberg News

Ruth David

Bloomberg News has named Ruth David as its London bureau chief, reports Bron Maher of Press Gazette.

Maher writes, “In her new role, which she started last week, David oversees some 500 journalists in many different niches based in the City of London – making Bloomberg one of the biggest newsrooms in the UK.

“David told Press Gazette her challenge would be ‘getting everyone to work together. We’re a very big organisation – how do you work together seamlessly?’

“Referring to the editors of teams covering, for example, companies, tech, eco-stuff or markets, she said: ‘Because there are so many cooks in the kitchen. We have a lot of really smart, really talented people. And so how do we ensure that from the first headline – where we want to be first, of course – to the very last analysis of note, we are the organisation that’s at

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Dawn Wotapka’s Media Movers: Travel maven Meena Thiruvengadam

Meena Thiruvengadam

Chatting with Meena Thiruvengadam several years ago, I learned that we share the travel bug. I went on a few cruises, while she turned her passion into a business.

At the time Meena was, like me, a traditional journalist. She went on to work as Insider’s head of audience development and Bloomberg’s global head of audience engagement. Both were impressive roles but didn’t rack up the airline points — that is, until she founded Travel with Meena, where she’s worked for publications ranging from Travel+Leisure to USA Today. She’s guest lectured at Harvard, Northwestern and Columbia and her consulting experience includes the MIT Tech Review, Experian and the Economic Club of New York.

I caught up with Meena, who is active with the Online News Association, between flights. As this is Thanksgiving week, I asked her to offer readers some well-needed packing advice. (Her response tells me that

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“Marketplace” names Tam its executive editor

“Marketplace” general manager and vice president Neal Scarbrough sent out the following:

Marketplace and Friends:

I am thrilled to bring some truly good news to this space. Marketplace has a new Executive Editor. Donna Tam, who in various leadership roles over the past six years has managed our on-demand, social media and web platforms to new heights, will take over this month as our newsroom lead.

Donna will report to me and will oversee Marketplace’s reporters, editors and show staffs. She also will shepherd new content initiatives within the newsroom. Donna will begin this transition on Nov 28.

I’m really excited for Donna and for Marketplace. When she and I first discussed this role this summer, her knowledge and effectiveness across multiple fronts positioned her as the best authority on Marketplace. As other candidates emerged and faded, it became clear to me that our best approach to change is with

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Industry Dive launches Manufacturing Dive

Industry Dive has launched Manufacturing Dive, its 29th business news publication.

The site will be run by editor Kate Magill, with content from reporter Sara Samora and associate editor Megan Ruggles. Frequent areas of coverage will include openings and expansions, operations, labor, technology and regulation.

Samora previously worked for Stars and Stripes and he Houston Business Journal.

“Our expansion into manufacturing is an important step in our ambitions to lead coverage of the business world,” said Edwin Lopez, managing editor for Manufacturing Dive, Supply Chain Dive and Transport Dive, in a statement. “It presents an opportunity to dig deep into the supply and demand trends that affect global production, and the various ways manufacturing executives are shaping our economy’s future.”

Manufacturing is a vital sector in the U.S. economy. In 2021 alone, manufacturing industries employed more than 12 million workers and produced nearly $5.7 trillion worth

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