Credit Union Journal will be merging with its sister publication American Banker.
Journal editor Aaron Passman and Banker editor Alan Kline write, “We remain deeply committed to the credit union community. The management and staff at Credit Union Journal are not changing, nor is our focus on covering the issues that matter most to the industry, from the smallest credit unions to the largest.
“American Banker will have a dedicated section for Credit Union Journal where you will be able to find all the content you’ve come to expect from us. You’ll still get everything you need for mission-driven, strategic decision-making, with a focus on insights and analysis. In addition to our extensive coverage of credit union growth strategies, law and regulation, technology and more, you’ll also gain access to the sophisticated analysis of the banking industry that American Banker has been delivering for over 150 years.”
Matt Volz has joined Kaiser Health News as mountain states editor based in Helena, Montana, where he will coordinate health care coverage of the region.
Previously, Volz was editor and correspondent at the Associated Press for 18 years.
He has also served as public information officer at Mercy Corps and worked as a reporter at New Orleans CityBusiness. He has also worked at News Banner in Covington, Louisiana, as a reporter and was an English teacher at Peace Corps.
Volz is a B.A. in international studies from University of Richmond and a M.S. in journalism from Columbia University – Graduate School of Journalism.
CNN announced Monday the hiring of journalist Selina Wang as an international correspondent based in Asia.
Wang will report on key stories from the Asia-Pacific region for CNN’s television and digital platforms.
“I am delighted to welcome Selina to CNN as we continue to strengthen our commitment to Asia,” said Ellana Lee, senior vice president and managing editor, Asia Pacific, and global head of features. “The Asia story has never been so critical and Selina’s deep understanding of China and its relationship with the U.S. will prove invaluable for our cross-platform audiences.”
Prior to joining CNN, Wang was a correspondent and anchor for Bloomberg TV based in Beijing. Before moving to China she was based in San Francisco covering the global technology industry, venture capital and social media industry for Bloomberg News, Television, and Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine. Wang has also reported across Bloomberg’s platforms in New York
Dean Rotbart of the 2020 Business News Visionary Awards interviewed Terri Thompson, who served as the director of Columbia University’s Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism from 1993 to 2018.
Thompson was Knight-Bagehot Fellow in 1980-81. “It changed my life in every single way possible,” said Thompson. “It was intimidating. It was extremely tough.”
Lew Young, the editor at BusinessWeek, hired her after she completed the degree, to cover corporate finance. She also covered real estate and energy. At U.S. News & World Report, she covered personal finance and banking.
When she was hired to run the Knight-Bagehot program, it was financially struggling. She was able to raise the money to make it a permanently endowed program.
As of May 2020, Columbia University graduated 45 Bagehot classes and 412 journalists completed the program, and 239 of those participated under Thompson’s directorship.
The Wall Street Journal staffers have been pressing newsroom leaders to make fundamental changes in how the newspaper covers race, policing, business and other topics, reports Marc Tracy and Ben Smith of the New York Times.
Tracy and Smith report, “In a June 23 letter to the editor in chief, Matt Murray, a group identifying itself only as ‘members of the WSJ newsroom’ said the paper must ‘encourage more muscular reporting about race and social inequities,’ and laid out detailed proposals for revising its news coverage.
“‘In part because WSJ’s coverage has focused historically on industries and leadership ranks dominated by white men, many of our newsroom practices are inadequate for the present moment,’ the letter said.
“Among its proposals: Mr. Murray should appoint journalists to cover ‘race, ethnicity and inequality’; name two standards editors specializing in diversity; conduct a study of the race, ethnicity and gender breakdown of