Welles, top business journalist, dies

Chris Welles, who ran the business journalism program at Columbia University and was also a top business journalist for publications such as BusinessWeek, died Saturday after an extended illness. Floyd Norris of the New York Times writes, “Chris ran the Bagehot program (now the Knight-Bagehot program) at Columbia University for many years. That program offers […]

Writer of latest BusinessWeek cover story leaving for WSJ

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE Jessica Silver-Greenberg, who wrote the latest cover story for Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine, confirmed to Talking Biz News on Wednesday that she is leaving Bloomberg for a job at The Wall Street Journal. Silver-Greenberg’s cover story was on market experts who have been predicting a bear market. At BusinessWeek, she covered consumer credit, […]

Fortune publisher named publisher of Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek announced Wednesday that Hugh Wiley has been named publisher. He succeeds Jessica Sibley, who announced earlier this week she was leaving to become publisher of The Week. Wiley, who is currently publisher of Time Inc.’s Fortune, will be responsible for leading Bloomberg Businessweek’s integrated sales team and driving all global advertising-based revenue for […]

Bloomberg Businessweek announces new hires

Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel sent out the following announcement to the staff on Tuesday: “It’s my pleasure to announce several new hires. “Staff writer Felix Gillette joins us from the New York Observer, where he’s written more than 20 cover stories on media and business. Prior to his stint at the Observer, Felix worked […]

Businessweek publisher leaving for The Week

Jessica Sibley, the publisher of Bloomberg Businessweek for the past two years, is leaving the magazine for a similar post with The Week. Russell Adams of The Wall Street Journal writes, “Ms. Sibley succeeds Jed Hartman, who left the magazine in March to become group publisher of Time Inc.’s Fortune and CNNMoney. “In her new […]

Media reporter joining Bloomberg Businessweek

Felix Gillette, who covers the media and tech business for the New York Observer, announced Thursday that he has accepted a reporting position at Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. At the Observer, Gillette wrote about TV and digital media. A native of Washington D.C., he is a graduate of St. Albans high school and Columbia University. Previously, […]

War of words continues between BusinessWeek and Fortune

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE The snippy comments between Bloomberg Businessweek and Fortune have not abated. Time Inc., the parent of Fortune, held a state of the company meeting Friday and leader John Huey — a former Fortune managing editor — gave a talk. According to those who attended, he said that BusinessWeek was like an […]

Variety hires Lowry, ex-BW staffer, as senior editor

Tom Lowry, a former BusinessWeek staffer, has been hired by Variety as its senior editor. He will be based in New York. A story on Variety’s site states, “Lowry most recently was senior writer and media editor at BusinessWeek. In his decade-plus tenure there, he was responsible for its media and entertainment coverage, including cover […]

BW editor: I'm seeing a lot more skepticism

Bloomberg BusinessWeek editor Josh Tyrangiel talked more with Fishbowl NY’s Joe Ciarallo about his new job, and he notes the skepticism that comes from covering business and the markets.

Former BW editor leaves Bloomberg

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE Emily Thornton, a former editor at BusinessWeek who joined the Bloomberg finance team at the end of last year to cover private equity when the magazine was acquired by the news service, has now left the company. Thornton resigned on Wednesday. Within two hours, the Bloomberg terminal said she was no […]