WSJ hires The Drum’s Deighton

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Katie DeightonThe Drum senior reporter Katie Deighton has been hired by The Wall Street Journal.She will start on Monday and work with Nat Ives and Ann-Marie Alcantara on the Experience Report, which explores how companies interact with consumers.Deighton has been based in New York City. Formerly based out of London, she reports on brand and business strategy out of the U.S., and produces, films, presents and edits the title’s editorial video output, including series such as Anatomy of an Ad, Creative Pursuits and Why I Left Advertising.She also reports on the intersection between politics and marketing.Deighton previously worked for Retail Week and…

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Investigations editor among those laid off at Quartz

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John KeefeJohn Keefe, the investigations editor at Quartz, was among the editorial staffers laid off by the financial news site on Thursday.On Twitter, Keefe wrote: “I’m looking for a new adventure — in journalism, news products, machine learning, truth seeking, team building, data for good, editing, or coding.” Keefe previously led the Quartz Artificial Intelligence Studio.Keefe came to Quartz from public radio station WNYC, where he was news director and the senior editor for data news. He’s the author of “Family Projects for Smart Objects” and teaches about prototyping, machine learning, and bots at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of…

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IoT News – Puloli Private IoT Networks Compatible with Qualcomm IoT Modem

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Qualcomm® 9205 LTE Modem Support for Upper 700 MHz A Block Enables New Generation of Endpoints for Critical Infrastructure Industries (CII).Puloli Inc., a leading provider of private IoT solutions for utilities and Smart Cities, today announced they will offer a new capability to utilities.This includes providing immediate access to the leading IoT platform from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. over the Puloli private IoT network using the Upper 700 MHz A Block band.Private IoT networks based on 5G/LTE IoT standards are rapidly gaining momentum as they offer secure, reliable, scalable, and cost-effective IoT solutions. Specifically, purpose-built private 5G/LTE IoT networks over dedicated…

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New Dow Jones CEO Latour: A reputation for being creative and innovative

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Almar LatourMax Willens of Digiday profiled new Dow Jones & Co. CEO Almar Latour, who rose to that spot last week.Willens writes, “Under Latour, the titles in Barron’s Group began to work together more closely, sharing resources and content while also diversifying their respective businesses. ‘There was this vision of what we could be together,’ an executive at one title said. For example, Barron’s began working more closely with Marketwatch, with the two brands sharing articles with one another, as well as collaborating on a streaming video show, produced in partnership with Nasdaq.“Latour also set ambitious goals for each brand’s individual…

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IoT News – RISC-V International and GlobalPlatform Partner to Enhance Security Design of IoT Devices

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Industry associations collaborate to drive open source standards that simplify security design for hardware developers and enhance the security of IoT devices and processors.GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, RISC-V International, a global non-profit consortium, are pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU).Collaboration between the two organizations will help accelerate the development of open standards for the hardware design of embedded components in connected devices for the Internet of Things (IoT). This includes processors embedded with Trusted Execution Environment (TEEs), which are witnessing significant growth.In 2019, GlobalPlatform reported a 50 percent year-on-year increase…

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Facebook invests in local news via grants to local journalism

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Eugene Weekly was one of the local papers which received a $25,000 grant from the Facebook Journalism Project as a means to weather the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.The money will be used to sustain publishing operations allowing the Weekly to continue with its arts and entertainment reporting and its investigative and solutions journalism. The funds will also be used to restore the coverage of local government to the Lane County area.Plans are also underway to start a weekly email newsletter for readers.In addition, the Facebook Journalism project has also awarded Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism with a $100,000…

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IoT News – Semtech and YoSmart Create Safer and Smarter Homes with LoRa® Devices

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The YoLink product line quickly connects applications including doors, security systems, electrical outlets, and water piping to drive greater home efficiency.Semtech Corporation announced that YoSmart, a high-tech enterprise company focused on smart home and life products, has integrated Semtech’s LoRa® devices into its new “YoLink” line of Internet of Things (IoT) products for use in the home.The solutions leverage LoRa devices’ advantages for simplified deployment to quickly connect a variety of home applications, including doors, security systems, electrical outlets, and water piping to accurately monitor data in real time and create safer, cost-efficient homes.“Semtech’s LoRa devices provide the ideal platform…

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How the pandemic is affecting the WSJ’s events business

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Kerry Flynn of CNN Business explores how media operations such as The Wall Street Journal have had their events business affected by the coronavirus pandemic.Flynn writes, “The Wall Street Journal hosts hundreds of events every year, from intimate dinners for its C-suite communities to big conferences like WSJ Tech Live and the Future of Everything. Tickets for the Future of Everything can cost up to $1,800 for a three-day pass.“Those tentpole events require significant planning. The Journal’s events team started coordinating this year’s Future of Everything festival, scheduled for May 11 to 13 in New York City, last April. Leigh…

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IoT News – Paessler launches public BETA of BitDecoder to translate IoT data from SigFox 0G devices into visual formats

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Paessler AG, the monitoring specialist, announces the launch of its BitDecoder – a SaaS application that decodes payloads from Sigfox 0G-connected devices.BitDecoder takes encoded payload data from Sigfox 0G-connected IoT devices and transforms it into a visual and more easily readable format, namely a decoded JSON format. It is designed to help organizations structure, market and decode complex payloads more simply and efficiently.Benefits of BitDecoder:Highly visual format – transforms encoded hexadecimal payload into decoded JSON formatSaves time using pre-defined device templates – the BitDecoder comes with many templates for multiple devices saving development time and effortNo programming skills are required…

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WSJ wins three Human Rights Press Awards

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The Wall Street Journal has won three categories in the 24th Human Rights Press Awards announced Wednesday.Journal reporters Natasha Khan, Joyu Wang, John Lyons, Chun Han Wong, Wenxin Fan, Mike Bird, Lucy Craymer, Jing Yang and Eva Dou won in the breaking news category for their coverage of the Hong Kong protests.Khan, Fan and Lyons also won in the explanatory feature writing category for “The People of Hong Kong.”And Josh Chin and Clement Burge won the multimedia category for “Xinjiang: China’s Drive for Control.”The Journal also received a merit recognition in two other categories.“Amazon’s Troubled Asian Supply Chain” by Jon…

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Buffalo Business First promotes ME Collins to editor in chief

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Donna CollinsBuffalo Business First has promoted Donna Collins to editor-in-chief from her previous position as managing editor, reports Michelle Cicci of the paper.Cicci reports, “Collins is an original employee of Business First, which launched in 1984 as the seventh newspaper at American City Business Journals, the largest publisher of local business news in the country.Read more here. She replaces Jeff Wright, who retired.

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Study: Financial news consumption rises, readers want recovery information

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U.S. investors are consuming more financial news and are eager for more positive news related to how businesses are planning to recover from the economic disruption of the pandemic, according to a survey released Monday.The majority of survey respondents (56%) agreed or strongly agreed that they want to see and read more stories about businesses’ plans to recover from the pandemic, while just 13% disagreed. The demand for coverage about businesses’ recovery plans was measurably higher among investors (62%) than non-investors (49%).Nearly half — 46% — said they are reading or watching more financial news now than they were before…

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NY Times’ “The Morning Briefing” names Leonhardt as its new host/writer

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The New York Times has announced that its flagship morning newsletter, “The Morning Briefing” will now be anchored by David Leonhardt.The news was announced to staff in the following memo:“Quietly, our flagship email newsletter, The Morning Briefing, has become one of our biggest and most important news products. The newsletter now has more than 17 million subscribers, one of the largest daily audiences of any kind in journalism, across television, radio, print and digital.“That’s why we are turning to one of our most authoritative and nimble journalists to take the helm. We are thrilled to announce that David Leonhardt will…

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Deputy editorial director Manley departs Bloomberg Environment

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Mary Ann ManleyMary Ann Manley, the deputy editorial director at Bloomberg Environment, is leaving the company after almost 22 years.On LinkedIn, Manley wrote, “I had the luxury of engaging in challenging and meaningful work that I loved, surrounded and supported by the best, smartest, funniest, most amazing people in the business.”Manley was previously managing editor with Bloomberg BNA’s Environment, Health & Safety Division. She oversaw coverage and conducted analysis of environment, health and safety legal and policy developments.She also plays a primary role in identifying speakers for national conferences, initiating strategic relationships and collaboration with national partners, and working on…

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WSJ announces 2020 interns – Talking Biz News

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Wall Street Journal assistant managing editor Sarah Rabil sent out the following on Friday:>We’re delighted to introduce you to the future of journalism: our 2020 interns. The bios they provided are impressive—and fun—to read.This year’s class, as you know, will work a bit differently. Some interns will start in June and work remotely this summer. The rest are deferring to September, January or next June in the hopes we can have as many of them as possible working in the newsroom, alongside us. We still want to recognize each of them now for being selected for this highly competitive opportunity.Thank…

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