How the biz media started B-school rankings

John Byrne, the founder of PoetsandQuants.com and the BusinessWeek editor who started the business school rankings craze back in 1988, writes about how it all began. Byrne writes, “I created the survey on my Macintosh computer at home. I copied about 3,000 of the surveys at work, and with the help of my own family, […]

Keller, fired at Bloomberg Businessweek, lands at PolicyMic

Jared Keller, the social media editor fired at Bloomberg Businessweek, has been hired as director of programming at PolicyMic, a news and aggregation startup geared toward millenials, writes Dylan Byers of Politico. Byers writes, “‘As the homepage continues moving to social and mobile, Jared will lead our efforts to reach young people in the places […]

Business journalist to start radio program

Roben Farzad, a business journalist who has written for Bloomberg BusinessWeek for the past decade, will start a regular radio show on Thursday out of Richmond, Va. The show, called “Full Disclosure,” aims to give listeners a better understanding of business, economics, international affairs and investing through humor, personality and candor. The show will feature major […]

Verity, longtime Businessweek and computer journalist, is dead

John Verity, the former information management editor at BusinessWeek who wrote the acclaimed Nov. 14, 1994, cover story “Doing Business on the Internet,” died this weekend after a long bout with colon cancer. Verity had been writing about computers since 1976, with a special interest in the social and cultural impact of computers and of […]

Lavelle, former Businessweek B-school editor, lands new job

Louis Lavelle, business schools editor for Bloomberg Businessweek from 2005 until he was fired late last year, has found a new job. Lavelle started this week as editor of TopMBA.com and QS Rankings at QS Quacquarelli Symonds. His responsibilities include managing the QS Rankings of the top 200 MBA programs in the world and overseeing […]

Departure of creative director affects Bloomberg overhaul

The departure of star creative director Richard Turley from Bloomberg Businessweek will affect the major gear shift being implemented by Bloomberg Media chief executive Justin Smith, reports Joe Pompeo of Capital New York. Pompeo writes, “Smith is plotting a new course for Bloomberg Media Group that largely focuses on building out a bigger, smarter and […]

Bloomberg making push into luxury coverage

Alexandra Steigrad of Women’s Wear Daily writes Wednesday about how Bloomberg News is making a push to cover more luxury news. Steigrad writes, “According to an internal memo obtained by WWD, Chris Rovzar, the former digital editor of Vanity Fair, will help Bloomberg build its editorial vision for luxury. This includes developing its luxury news […]

Bloomberg Businessweek creative director leaving for MTV

Richard Turley, the creative director at Bloomberg Businessweek and the force behind many of its controversial covers during the past four years, is leaving for a job at MTV. Turley writes, “Four years ago, almost to the day, the redesigned Bloomberg Businessweek arrived on newsstands. The distance from that point to this seems to have […]

Biz magazines underperform industry in first quarter

The 14 business magazines underperformed the rest of the magazine industry in the first quarter, according to data from Publishers Information Bureau. Combined, the business titles reported a 2.95 decrease in advertising revenue to $245.4 million and a 5.9 percent drop in advertising pages to 2,289.43. That compares to a 1.6 percent decrease in ad […]

NYSSCPA names financial journalism award winners

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants announced the winners of its 2014 Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards. The nationwide contest — the 31st annual this year — recognizes reporters from the national and local press whose work was published, posted or broadcast in 2013 and contributed to a better and balanced understanding […]