USA Today biz reporter Harris departing via buyout

Craig Harris

Craig Harris, an investigative business reporter for USA Today, has taken the company’s buyout offer and will depart on Dec. 1.

He’s been a journalist for 31 years, and he’s worked at seven daily newspapers. In 2012 and 2014, Harris was one of the lead writers when The Arizona Republic was a finalist in breaking news coverage for the Pulitzer Prize.

In 2011 and 2012, Harris won the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting presented by Syracuse University and first place in the Barlett and Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism for work on Arizona’s pension systems. In 2015, he was part of a team that won the Scripps Howard investigative award and the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) award for coverage of the Veterans Affairs scandal.

In 2017 and 2019, Harris won George Polk Awards for his reporting on state employees being wrongly fired and

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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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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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Why the lack of biz journalism is a missed business opportunity

Claire Williams

American Banker reporter Claire Williams reviews “The Future of Business Journalism: Why it Matters for Wall Street and Main Street,” written by her former professor Chris Roush.

Williams writes, “Where did that leave people like me, at 20 years old at the University of North Carolina, walking into Roush’s business reporting class for the first time? I took business reporting and economics reporting classes with Roush, now dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University, when he ran the business journalism program at UNC.

“Sure, reporting is fun, and it might be valuable, but it’s not worth much to me if I can’t make a career out of it. Screw it, maybe I should listen to my parents and go to law school. Or worse, into public relations.

“But what sets Roush’s new book (and his classes) apart is his insistence that good journalism and

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Bloomberg promotes Moon to executive editor of global legal

Hi All,

We’re delighted to announce that Angela Moon will be succeeding Tina Davis as Executive Editor for global legal coverage.

Many of you have already worked with Angela in her capacity running Breaking News in the Americas over the past three years, overseeing teams in New York, DC, San Francisco and Sao Paulo. She has steered her team through the biggest news stories, from the global pandemic to the 2020 US presidential election, from the meme-stock mania to the Twitter-Musk drama. Before joining Bloomberg, Angela spent more than a decade at Reuters covering beats including telecoms and media, cybersecurity, Wall Street, and commodities and energy.

Her wealth of experience and keen sense of urgency will be invaluable in her new role, where Trump, Musk, FTX, Big Tech and badly behaved bankers will continue to feature heavily.

Angela will build on the great work of the team under Tina, with

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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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Industry Dive to add three newsletters in 2023

Industry Dive will debut three new newsletters — in the fashion, hotel and packaging industries — in early 2023.

The publications will launch in March.

“Our entry into the fashion, hotels and packaging sectors represents our next step toward our goal of producing the world’s best business coverage in any market,” said Industry Dive editor-in-chief Davide Savenije in a statement. “As companies and executives navigate a challenging economy, new regulations and evolving technologies, we embrace the opportunity to help industry leaders stay on top of the rapid changes in their sectors.”

Earlier this month, vice president of product Megan McCoskey and senior managing editor for new launches Thai Phi Le hired Brandon Castro as talent acquisition specialist focused on recruiting new journalists and Stacy Desimini as a project manager for the new launches team.

“It’s a busy but exciting time as we bring in new team members to work alongside

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Hamburger to retire after 48 years in journalism

The following excerpt was sent out from The Washington Post’s national editor Matea Gold, deputy national editor Philip Rucker, senior national investigations editor Peter Wallsten and democracy editor Griff Witte:

Tom Hamburger

With deep gratitude for his service to our craft and enormous pride in his accomplishments, we would like to share the bittersweet news that Tom Hamburger is retiring after an exceptional career in journalism, including a decade of producing consequential political investigations at The Post.

A Rochester, N.Y., native and Oberlin College graduate, Tom began his reporting as a Yankee in exile in Arkansas for Pine Bluff Commercial and later the Arkansas Gazette, with subsequent stops at the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Washington bureaus of the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. He is a legendary figure in those newsrooms, not just for his many journalistic achievements but for his warmth,

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Stuff to reorganize regional newsrooms

Stuff is working with staff to build a local news model that sidesteps the obstacles regional publishers face. All journalists affected will continue to hold posts at the company.

The new model will have a regional reporting team, including a group regional editor, news directors, reporters and visual journalists.

Chief content officer Joanna Norris said:

“Our journalism is valued and supported in local communities, so we’ve worked hard to keep boots on the ground with a strong and flexible regional operation, where most national media organisations no longer have news teams.

“Local news and accountability is important – this was stressed by our teams during consultation and also by people from local communities who got in touch. Through these changes we have ensured local journalists can stay based in local communities.”

The new model is expected to be in place by Dec. 5.

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