For the morning Tube ride to Westminster, the FT and Wall Street Journal Europe are the compulsories. If pushed, I’d give the nod (just) to the WSJE for sheer Pinsent power. It’s probably the best global view of business around.
The Citywebwatch Daily Feed is a great aggregator of business news. The headlines are a great guide to deals and mood swings in the world economy. Another is UK Activity Report. I still haven’t figured out how they accumulate some of the really obscure stuff, but, blimey, it’s real business.
In our slice of life (business magazines), the daily e-mail from Gorkana is a helpful update on people moves. On the way home, I pick up a copy of the Evening Standard. I can now just finish it in time to say goodnight to our eight-month-old boy.
Sunday is The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph. The former pips it for the “everyone else is reading, so I suppose I must, too” factor, but the Telegraph’s business section has a magaziney, big-picture feel that appeals. Both had great reports about Marks & Spencer, the best business story of the year. Robert Peston’s editorial on the Jewishness of the Rose-Green battle was hilarious. The Sunday Times’ campaign on the transparency of IPO prospectuses, has been good oldfashioned aggressive journalism.
Evenings are a mix of TV news, sport (when my wife’s not looking) and a recent unhealthy addiction to Holby City. That’s what children do to you.
Matthew Rock is a co-founder, communications director and group editor of B2B publishing house Caspian Publishing
This article was first published on Media Week