RF|Binder Media Intelligence: Monday, June 10

RFB Media Intelligence

Barron’s Launches Investigative Unit
Barron’s Group is launching a new investigative reporting team, focused on high-impact stories in finance, business and policy around the world. The team will be spearheaded by Duncan Mavin, who is appointed managing editor, Barron’s In-depth News.

Bloomberg’s Equity Capital Markets Reporter
Bloomberg News has hired Barron’s reporter Crystal Kim to join its staff. She will start June 17. Kim will be the equity capital markets reporter and cover IPOs and secondary offerings.

The Daily Beast Adds Tech Reporter
Blake Montgomery, a former reporter for BuzzFeed News, is headed to The Daily Beast to cover tech and Silicon Valley come July.

New Tech Writer at MIT Technology
MIT Technology Review has hired Tanya Basu as a senior reporter covering humans and technology. “I’ll be reporting on how humans affect tech — and how tech affects humans,” wrote Basu on Twitter.

Skift Hires Corporate Travel Reporter
Former Skift editorial intern Isaac Carey will join a team of familiar faces as the publication’s full-time travel business reporter. Skift is also promoting Andrew Sheivachman to senior enterprise editor to do high-impact stories.

Vice Parts with Two Top Editors
Continuing a period of restructuring and resetting of its workplace culture, Vice Media has parted ways with two digital editors but also announced a raft of new hires and promotions.

The Boston Globe Moves into Rhode Island
The Boston Globe, the first local newspaper to have more digital subscribers than print, is now investing in more local coverage. In Rhode Island.

Economist Tests Video to Drive Subscriptions
The Economist is studying whether a new video series can drive subscriptions. In September, as part of a project funded by the Google News Initiative, The Economist will launch a weekly exclusive YouTube series, provisionally called ‘The Truth About….’ Each episode will be roughly 10 minutes long and take a more in-depth look at a topic that Economist journalists are covering. The series is planned to run until March.

Google Made $4.7B From News Industry
$4,700,000,000. It’s more than the combined ticket sales of the last two “Avengers” movies. It’s more than what virtually any professional sports team is worth. And it’s the amount that Google made from the work of news publishers in 2018 via search and Google News, according to a study by the News Media Alliance.

Marketers Turn Up Podcast Advertising
Podcasters continue to find growing interest from marketers, but their growth remains constrained by factors including a lack of independent audience benchmarks. Podcast advertising is expected to rise to $678.7 million this year, the report said.

Key Findings About Fake News
Many Americans say made-up news is a critical problem that needs to be fixed. Politicians are viewed as major creators of it, but journalists seen as the ones who should fix it.