In defense of the BW cover “The Death of Equities”

Peter Coy, a longtime Bloomberg BusinessWeek staffer, writes about the publication’s most infamous cover story, 1979’s “The Death of Equities.” Coy writes, “I called up Seymour Zucker, who was editing economics coverage for the magazine in 1979 but was not involved in the un-bylined article and is now happily retired in Brooklyn. He was succinct: […]

Kahn exits Bloomberg News for Fortune

Jeremy Kahn has moved on from Bloomberg to rejoin Fortune magazine and cover artificial intelligence and other forms of disruptive technology. He was most recently a technology beat reporter at Bloomberg News, and before that was a writer for Bloomberg Markets magazine. “My career started at Fortune 20 years ago and I am eager to […]

TicToc social media editor moves to Businessweek

Michael Leibel, social media editor for Bloomberg’s TicToc, will join Bloomberg Businessweek as the social media editor on July 1. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Leibel was the social media editor for Cheddar Inc., where he curated original content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms. Leibel also worked as a copy editor for Facebook and […]

The anti-aesthetics of Bloomberg Businessweek

Cliff Kuang of Eye on Design writes about the funky design that has made Bloomberg Businessweek stand out. Kuang writes, “That hodgepodge of young talent shared a surreal sense of displacement. ‘It had to do with money,’ says Ma. ‘I didn’t come from any great means, and I’d come to work at a place where […]

Wired, Bloomberg Businessweek named Ellie finalists

Wired and Bloomberg Businessweek were the only two business-related magazines to receive nominations for the annual American Society of Magazine Editors awards, commonly known as the Ellies. Wired was named a finalist in the general excellence category, which honors publications covering politics, business, science and technology as well as society and culture. It was also […]

Why luxury companies are advertising in business publications

Kali Hays of Women’s Wear Daily writes about why luxury companies are placing more ads in business publications. Hays writes, “Presumably, all of this went into the decisions by Gucci and Burberry to recently work with the Economist, with Gucci placing its digital campaign on the title’s web site for the first time and Burberry […]

Bloomberg Businessweek named Adweek’s hottest biz magazine

Bloomberg Businessweek has been named Adweek’s hottest business magazine, writes Kelsey Sutton of Adweek. Sutton writes, “Bloomberg Businessweek has had another exceptional year, continuing to break news on the business, politics and tech fronts while pushing design boundaries and strengthening the magazine’s digital business. The periodical has a global print circulation of 600,000, and a […]

Bloomberg stands by story of Chinese attack on Amazon, Apple software

Bloomberg News said Thursday that it stands by this week’s Bloomberg Businessweek cover story that reported that Amazon and Apple systems were infiltrated by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence agents. Both companies issued statements that strongly denied the story. A Bloomberg News spokeswoman gave the following statement to Talking Biz News: Bloomberg Businessweek’s investigation […]

Heffernan, former BusinessWeek Atlanta bureau chief, dies at 83

Tony Heffernan, who was the BusinessWeek Atlanta bureau chief and later the business editor of the Gwinnett Daily News, has died at the age of 83. Dan Kolber writes for the Atlanta Business Chronicle, “In 1970 he went to work for Reuters in New York City, his hometown. He was immediately dispatched to Ft. Benning, in […]

Killingsworth joining Bloomberg Businessweek as digital editor

Sylvia Killingsworth is joining Bloomberg Businessweek as a digital editor. She starts next week and will be editing features and focusing on developing and advancing its digital expressions. Killingsworth has been the editor of The Awl and managing editor of The New Yorker.