The New York Financial Writers’ Association (NYFWA) will present a forum, “Wall Street Blogs,“ an event aimed at exploring the future of blogging about Wall Street. The discussion will take place Tuesday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at Baruch College.
This free program is open to members and non-members of the NYFWA. Panelists are Paul Maidment, Forbes.com; Elizabeth Spiers, founder of Gawker.com and the soon-to-be-launched Dealbreaker.com; Greg Newton, NakedShorts; and Tom Taulli, blogger to the venture capital community. Panelists will explore the nuances of blogging about finance, discuss the contrasts between Wall Street blogs and traditional news media, and explore issues such as whether Wall Street bloggers can expand their reach beyond a narrow audience of traders and deal-makers.
Moderator Steve Gelsi, a senior writer at MarketWatch.com and NYFWA board member, will question panelists about potential “third rail” issues, such as the possible legal consequences of offering commentary on sensitive deal flow, and whether there is a way for mainstream media reporters to blog without compromising their impartiality.
The forum will take place at Baruch College’s Library Building in the Newman Conference Center (750) located at 151 E.25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues. Please join us at 6 p.m. for this informative event. For more information about the NYFWA visit www.NYFWA.org or email NYFWA@aol.com
About our Panelists:
Moderator: Steve Gelsi, author of How America Made a Fortune and Lost its Shirt, covers initial public offerings and startups for a leading financial news Web site owned by Dow Jones. He also contributes to the MarketWatch TV Show, and is a frequent commentator on the Internet on a variety of subjects.
Paul Maidment, editor of Forbes.com, has headed up the marquee Web site since 2001. Maidment is the author of two online publications, A Middlesex Cricket Gazetteer and The Plain Words Glossary of Financial and Economics Terms.
Greg Newton is one of the few Wall Street bloggers to reveal his identity. The former editor of Metals Bulletin writes constantly for his blog NakedShorts.com
Elizabeth Spiers will join the forum as she prepares the launch of her new Wall Street blog, Dealbreaker.com. Founder of blockbuster Web site Gawker.com, Spiers has worked as a securities analyst.
Tom Taulli is the author of various books on finance, such as The Complete M&A Handbook and Investing in IPO’s. He is a contributor to Motley Fool and Forbes.com, and runs Taulli.com, a blog focused upon tech and the venture capital community.
About the NYFWA
The New York Financial Writers’ Association is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to business and financial journalism. Since its founding in 1938, the NYFWA has brought together journalists from hundreds of news organizations in every facet of the press: Internet, magazines, newspapers, radio, television, and wire services. The NYFWA sponsors the Financial Follies, the biggest night out annually for the business and financial writing community, and dispenses the prestigious Elliott V. Bell Award to an outstanding journalist for a significant long-term contribution to the profession of financial journalism. The NYFWA, which also awards college scholarships, invites professional financial journalists, full time or freelance, and students interested in this field to join us. Visit www.NYFWA.org and click on “Join Us” to learn more.