Forbes shuts down its opinion section
Forbes is shutting down its opinion section on its website as it leans further into its wide network of online contributors, reports Maxwell Tani of Business Insider.
Tani reports, “In an internal email to staff obtained by Business Insider, Forbes Media vice president Mark Coatney said the publication would eliminate its opinion section entirely, focusing instead on its ‘core units,’ and network of non-staff writers who contribute opinion pieces.
“‘We have decided to end this section entirely on Forbes,’ Coatney said. ‘As we strive to tell stories that have a point of view, the need for a conventional opinion-style writing has lessened.’
“‘Going forward, while we’re always looking for stories with a point of view, we want those stories to be relevant to our core editorial mission, and grounded in reporting and fact. Some former Opinion contributors will be staying with us and contributing to other sections, while others will be finishing their time as contributors. We thank all of them for their work over the years.'”
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