RF|Binder Media Intelligence: Monday, September 9

RFB Media Intelligence

Addition to WSJ Economic Team
Amara Omeokwe is leaving “Morning Edition,” NPR’s flagship morning program, to join The Wall Street Journal’s DC bureau as an economics reporter. 

FT’s New US Markets Editor
Jennifer Ablan, long-time editor of U.S. investments at Reuters, is joining the FT as its U.S. markets editor starting October 1. Ablan will lead a team of four reporters covering the beat. 

New Business Reporter at NBC
Leticia Miranda, the retail reporter at BuzzFeed News, is leaving to join NBC News to cover business. She will start in October. 

The Information Adds Wall Street Reporter
The Information, a subscription-based website that focuses on technology news, has hired Carleton English to cover Wall Street. Previously, she served as a financial journalist covering hedge funds and other Wall Street happenings for The New York Post. 

Washington Post’s Tech Culture Reporter
Nitasha Tiku will be The Washington Post’s new tech culture reporter. Nitasha will help readers understand Silicon Valley by writing about the people who lead and shape its culture as well as those who are affected by the wealth, power and practices of tech titans.  

Staff Cuts at Kiplinger
Kiplinger, the personal finance operation sold earlier this year, has laid off 11 staffers as part of a reorganization. The positions eliminated include writing/editing, administrative, copy editing/fact-checking, and art department positions. 

PE Firm Buys Majority Stake in Industry Dive
Falfurrias Capital Partners has bought a majority stake in Industry Dive, which publishes a series of email newsletters and websites such as Retail Dive and Restaurant Dive, for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 2012 and based in Washington, D.C., Industry Dive provides business news, analysis and other information products and services to more than 7 million executives across 19 industry verticals ranging from banking and supply chain to retail and waste. 

The Motley Fool Launches Soapbox
The Motley Fool has launched a new subsidiary, Soapbox Financial Network. Soapbox Financial’s first venture is the acquisition of BudgetsAreSexy.com, a personal finance blog, lead by prominent blogger and philanthropist J. Money. 

Editorial Changes at Time
Marc and Lynne Benioff, the billionaire husband-and-wife team who bought Time magazine, are spending money on digital talent — but also appear to be punching holes in the wall that once separated the ad-marketing side from the editorial content side.