Quittner, former Business 2.0 editor, leaving Time

Josh Quittner, the former editor of the tech-oriented business magazine Business 2.0 and later a columnist with Fortune, is leaving Time Inc., reports Keith Kelly of the New York Post. Kelly writes, “Quittner, a 15-year veteran of the nation’s largest publisher, said he is leaving to join Flipboard, a small Palo Alto-based start-up as its […]

Top biz journalism events of the decade

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE The first decade of the 21st century began with business journalists facing criticism for their boosterish coverage of companies during the tech bubble and ended with many of the same reporters facing more criticism for failing to warn consumers about the current economic crisis. In between, the world of business journalism […]

More departures from Fortune named

Keith Kelly of the New York Post has more names of the business journalists who are leaving Fortune magazine as it slims its staff ranks. Kelly writes, “In addition to the already disclosed Cait Murphy, an assistant managing editor with more than a decade of service, the list includes Paul Sloan, originally one of the […]

Quittner leaving Fortune for Time

Josh Quittner, the former editor of Business 2.0 who went to Fortune when the former folded last year, is headed to Time magazine, writes Keith Kelly of the New York Post. Kelly writes, Business 2.0 “ended up being one of the more expensive magazine failures in Time Inc. history, losing more than $100 million before […]

Fortune's tech advertising up 35 percent this year

One of the benefits of folding Business 2.0 has been an increase in tech advertising in Fortune magazine, writes David Kaplan of PaidContent.org. Kaplan wrote, “But Vivek Shah, president, Fortune/Money Group says that the move has already started to pay off. Following his appearance on a panel at the Magazine Publishers Association’s 24/7 Digital Media […]

Biz magazines see drop in revenue, ad pages in 2007

The 17 business magazines that published in 2007 saw a 2.1 percent decline in ad revenue and a 5.7 percent decline in ad pages, according to data from the Magazine Publishers of America analyzed Wednesday by Talking Biz News. In comparison, the total magazine industry reported a 6.1 percent increase in ad revenue and just […]

Top business journalism events of 2007

Yes, I hate lists, especially lists disguised as business journalism, an all-to-common sight these days. But I think as the years go by and we look back, we’ll see 2007 as a defining year in the world of business journalism because of the dramatic changes that took place. So, here is my list of the […]

Fortune's smart biz journalism move, or No. 101 with a bullet

I’m pleased to see that Fortune magazine has decided to pick up the popular “101 dumbest moments in business” list that was previously collected and written by its now-defunct Time Inc. colleague Business 2.0, which ran the list for seven years but closed shop earlier this fall. Fortune absorbed a number of Business 2.0 staffers, […]

Bad summer for business magazines

Ten out of 16 business magazines reported a decline in ad dollars for the three months ended Sept. 30, and 14 out of 16 reported a decline in ad pages during the same time period, according to data released from the Magazine Publishers of America. Only Barron’s, The Economist, Fast Company, Forbes, Money and Smart Money […]

Business 2.0 editor lands at TechCrunch

Erick Schonfeld, who had been editor at large at the Time Inc. business glossy Business 2.0 that is being shut down after its October issue, is becoming co-editor of the TechCrunch blog along with founder Michael Arrington, according to Matt Richtel of the New York Times. Richtel wrote, “No shrinking violet himself, Mr. Schonfeld says […]