New executive editor named at Fortune

Steven Koepp, who had been deputy managing editor at Time, has been named the new executive editor at Fortune. Unlike other media outlets, the exec ed position is the No. 2 slot at Fortune, behind ME. Andy Serwer is Fortune’s managing editor. Koepp replaces Robert Safian, who left earlier this month to become editor in […]

Business magazines end 2006 on a down note

Revenue from advertising for 14 business magazines fell slightly in both December and in 2006, according to data from the Magazine Publishers of America analyzed by Talking Biz News. The number of ad pages reported by those 14 business magazines fell by a larger decline than the ad revenue. Ad revenue for the 14 magazines […]

Ugly month for ad sales for biz mags in November

Virtually every major business magazine reported negative ad sales in November in terms of ad revenue, according to data posted on the Magazine Publishers of America web site. Only the Economist and Fast Company saw an increase in ad dollars in November compared to the same month in 2005. The British-based magazine was up 9.6 […]

Mixed results for business magazines in October

Business magazines reported results in terms of ad revenue and pages that were all over the place in October, with publications such as the Economist, Forbes and Fortune showing gains from the same month a year ago, but others reporting a drop, according to data posted on the Magazine Publishers of America web site. The […]

Changes and new hires on Mercury News biz desk

The San Jose Mercury News business desk has named an interim business editor and hired new reporters to replace some of those that it’s lost in recent months. Maria Shao was promoted to deputy business editor/enterprise and serves as acting business editor. She was assistant business editor at the paper since 2000 after being an […]

Business 2.0 blogs won't jeopardize journalist integrity

Josh Quittner, editor of Business 2.0, stated in a radio interview for the show “On the Media” that he doesn’t believe that the decision to pay the magazine’s reporters based on how many hits their blogs receive will hurt their ethics. In an interview with Bob Garfield, Quittner stated, “If my writers start to write […]

Weiss to write column for announced that investigative journalist and author Gary Weiss will pen a regular column for the site titled Muckraker, focusing on international business and Wall Street. His inaugural column, India’s Nuclear Option, is available here. “Gary is among an elite group of journalists whose zest for investigative journalism has brought real change to the subjects […]

Can Dow, WSJ reporters make transition to video?

Erick Schonfeld at Business 2.0 wonders whether the reporters at Marketwatch, The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s can make the conversion to video as its parent company begins video streaming on its web sites. Schonfeld wrote, “All three are powered by Brightcove on the backend, and show exactly the same video content—print journalists on camera […]

CNNMoney web site begins online video, the world’s biggest business and finance news Web site, launched Thursday streaming video content for its business and finance coverage. The initiative will utilize the video production of CNN, which will co-produce each segment. As part of the launch, a video module with eight featured video segments will be posted on the site’s home […]

Business 2.0 rolls out blog beta

Business 2.0 magazine, which made headlines last month with the Time Inc. publication stated that it would have all of its writers start blogging, has rolled out a beta for its blogs. Erick Schonfeld, the magazine’s editor at large, stated, “From now on, the blog you are reading will be called The Next Net (I […]