Reporter Gagosz departing Providence Business News

Alexa Gagosz is leaving the Providence Business News, where she covered all things COVID-19, health care, state government and hospitality. Her last day is Wednesday. She plans to freelance and look for a new...

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Politico acquires E&E News for undisclosed amount

Politico is acquiring E&E News, a high-price subscription trade publication focused on the energy industry and environmental news, reports Lukas I. Alpert of The Wall Street Journal. Alpert reports, “The deal will substantially expand Politico’s...

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Reuters journalist arrested in Ethiopia

Stephen J. Adler, editor-in-chief, Reuters, issued the following statement on Monday: We strongly condemn the arrest of Reuters journalist Kumerra Gemechu in Ethiopia. Kumerra is part of a Reuters team that reports from Ethiopia...

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Variety reporter McNary has died at 69

Dave McNary, a veteran reporter who tirelessly covered the film and labor beats at Variety for more than 20 years, died Saturday at the age of 69, reports Pat Saperstein and Cynthia Littleton of Variety. Saperstein and Littleton report,...

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How The Information built a business on scoops and deep dives

Cynthia Littleton of Variety interviewed Jessica Lessin, the founder and editor in chief of tech news site The Information, about her success. Littleton writes, “While working as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal nearly...

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Talking Biz News Today — Dec. 24, 2020

Some of Thursday’s top business news stories: Associated Press Some businesses thrived, many lagged during pandemic in 2020 Consumer spending drops 0.4%, first decline since April, by Martin Crutsinger CNN Nikola and Republic Services...

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LA Times: Bartiromo losing the respect of other journalists

Stephen Battaglio of the Los Angeles Times also explores how Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo has been covering the false claims by President Donald Trump that the election was rigged. Battaglio reports, “But lately Bartiromo’s former colleagues...

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Kahloon named Washington correspondent for The Economist

Idrees Kahloon has been named Washington correspondent for The Economist. He previously was a policy correspondent covering domestic politics and policy. Kahloon will start his new position in January. Prior to that, he worked on...

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The Markup hires CNET’s Ng to cover privacy

Tech news site The Markup has hired CNET’s Alfred Ng  to cover privacy. Ng is a senior reporter for CNET News. He was raised in Brooklyn and previously worked on the New York Daily News’s...

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