Forbes does away with publisher title
Forbes has eliminated the publisher title from its masthead, reports Keith Kelly of the New York Post.
Kelly writes, “Rich Karlgaard was named publisher of Forbes in 2002 after the tech spinoff title he was editing at the time, Forbes ASAP, was shut down. For a while, the plan worked brilliantly.
“A company spokeswoman said he is still with the company with the titles of ‘editor at large’ and ‘global futurist.’
“His old publisher job has not been filled.
“Other changes are also afoot. Mike Dugan, chief technology officer, is out and Tim Ferguson, the longtime editor of Forbes Asia, no longer sits atop the masthead — although a spokeswoman insisted he was still ‘with the company.’
“Chief Content Officer Lewis D’Vorkin — nicknamed Darth Vader by insiders — has been splitting his time between the Jersey City, NJ, headquarters and Hong Kong editorial offices.
“‘Our management continues to execute the strategic plan it laid out several years ago to develop Forbes into a digitally driven business and accelerate its global growth,’ the spokesperson said.”
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