Articles about "Business Insider"


‘Weiner!’ column debuts as the sidebar to his life

Business Insider | The Washington Post
Anthony Weiner made his Business Insider columnist debut Friday morning with "Weiner!"
You might be surprised to see me launch this column by defending a conservative like Gov. Chris Christie, but when it comes to his administration’s beef with Tesla Motors, I think he might be getting a bad rap.
(I personally have a journalism pet peeve about the phrase "when it comes to" because when does it ever come to? But that's another story, I suppose.)

On Thursday, Richard Leiby wrote for The Washington Post about Weiner's column and the politically-disgraced who've come before him. They may go on "Dancing With the Stars" or take up lobbying, or they could write for a living. (more...)
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Kiev or Kyiv? Let’s choose already

Financial Times | Business Insider | Reuters
Kiev/Kyiv on Wednesday, March 5. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)


My editor and I have had this discussion several times lately. Which one? Kiev or Kyiv? We don't write Roma for Rome, but we do now write Mumbai rather than Bombay. And really, there's not a lot of difference between the pronunciation of Kiev and Kyiv, at least when I read them.

On Friday, Ben Aris wrote about this orthographic challenge for Financial Times, noting that the White House switched to Kyiv on Thursday.

In addition, the President has signed an Executive Order that authorizes sanctions on individuals and entities responsible for activities undermining democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine; threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine; contributing to the misappropriation of state assets of Ukraine; or purporting to assert governmental authority over any part of Ukraine without authorization from the Ukrainian government in Kyiv. This E.O. is a flexible tool that will allow us to sanction those who are most directly involved in destabilizing Ukraine, including the military intervention in Crimea, and does not preclude further steps should the situation deteriorate.


In a press briefing from Jan. 23, it was Kiev. (more...)
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Future of Digital: Business Insider’s crystal ball

Business Insider In case you missed it, Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget and its BI Intelligence research service distilled a slew of digital trends for its Ignition event earlier this month, trends that news organizations might ponder and act on.

In a slide deck posted Nov. 12, the news site identified these major movements in the marketplace: (more...)
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos leads $5 million Business Insider investment

Business Insider | Bloomberg
Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget has revealed Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is a principal contributor to a pool of $5 million in venture capital for the business-news website.

Blodget revealed the news to employees in a Friday memo: (more...)
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Business Insider will launch Indian edition

Times Internet, which publishes The Times of India, will provide local editorial know-how to the site, which will launch this summer, a release says.

Business Insider launched an Australian edition Monday.

Full release follows: (more...)
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Two questions that guide aggregation etiquette

Digiday editor-in-chief Brian Morrissey was getting a little tired of Business Insider aggregating his site's best work and reaping big traffic from it. So he ran some numbers. Morrissey writes that over the past year his website received 8,713 visits and 14,379 pageviews from Business Insider aggregated posts, while the BI site reaped over 90,000 views. Roughly a 5:1 pageview ratio from aggregator to creator. "Is this a fair trade?" he asks. What ensued was a long back-and-forth on Twitter between Morrissey and Business Insider founder Henry Blodget. You should read it for all the context, but basically this dispute (and the others that arise over aggregation from time to time) seems to pivot on two major questions. (more...)
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Variety will lose paywall; staffers rejoice

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Variety staffers applauded when new owner Jay Penske told them he'll begin dismantling the publication's paywall, Ben Fritz reports:
Many Variety reporters and editors have been frustrated that their content is less read online than that of competitors such as the Hollywood Reporter and Penske-owned Deadline, in part because it is only available to paying subscribers.
Variety will keep its print edition, Penske reportedly told staffers, though people at the meeting told Fritz it's "likely Daily Variety will not continue publishing Monday through Friday for too long, as most Hollywood professionals now read breaking news online." (more...)
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Business Insider, CNN get John Edwards verdict wrong

Business Insider was on the wrong side of the John Edwards verdict earlier today, flashing a “guilty” banner on its site and publishing a story that wrongly attributed the incorrect verdict to ABC News. Here’s the offending story and banner, … Read more

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Journalism professor accepts challenge to blog for Business Insider

College Media Matters | Business Insider
When University of Tampa journalism professor Dan Reimold criticized Business Insider financial blogger Joe Weisenthal, Henry Blodget responded that Reimold "would fail miserably" if he tried to keep up with Weisenthal's around-the-clock blogging and tweeting. Reimold responds, "Sir, just name the day.  I’ll pay for my own plane ticket."  Blodget writes:
Let us know when you'll be here (we can help with the place to stay). We'll give you a desk right near Joe Weisenthal and you can crank for as long as you like. And we'll also document the whole thing--our readers will love it. Can't wait!
It looks like this thing is on. (more...)
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Journalism prof to students: Don’t model yourselves after Business Insider’s Joe Weisenthal

College Media Matters | Business Insider
University of Tampa journalism professor Daniel Reimold has gotten Henry Blodget's attention by criticizing the work of Business Insider's lead financial blogger Joe Weisenthal, recently the subject of a New York Times Magazine profile that showed that he's more prolific than you'll ever be.

Despite Weisenthal's productivity, passion, knowledge and reach, Reimold writes, "he is not a role model I would hold up for my own students." His reasons:

  • "He almost never separates himself from his work." (The photo says it all.)
  • "He is wrong and sensational a lot."
  • "He writes too much – and not enough." (more...)
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