The BW job facing Tyrangiel

Marion Manekar of The Big Money writes Monday about incoming BusinessWeek editor Josh Tyrangiel and what he must to do turn around the magazine’s financial performance. Manekar writes, “On the execution side lies Tyrangiel’s ease at dealing with difficult personalities. With a complex mix of editors — Pearlstine, Winkler, and former Time managing editor Jim […]

Mandel leaving BusinessWeek

Michael Mandel, the chief economist for BusinessWeek magazine, confirmed on his blog that he will leave the magazine when it is sold to Bloomberg LP. Mandel writes, “To my friends at BusinessWeek, both old and new: We had a fantastic run, and I loved working with you all. Sometimes we were good, sometimes we were […]

BW international staff fares better than domestic reporters, editors

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE A higher percentage of BusinessWeek‘s editorial staff overseas are maintaining their jobs in comparison to the domestic reporters and editors, where the cuts were larger as the magazine prepares to be sold to Bloomberg LP. An estimated 30 percent to 40 percent of the domestic editorial staff have lost their jobs […]

Bloomberg Press to close

Jon Friedman of Marketwatch.com reports that the Bloomberg Press unit of Bloomberg LP will be closed once the company completes its acquisition of BusinessWeek magazine. Friedman writes, “The division published a handful of titles a year and had eight staffers. Bloomberg hopes to place the employees elsewhere in its company. “Bloomberg is going through a […]

BusinessWeek staff moves: 3rd update

Here are some more decisions made at BusinessWeek about its future staff once it is acquired by Bloomberg LP next month. The previous list had gotten too long, according to some, to track. 1. Cliff Edwards, a correspondent in the Silicon Valley bureau, where he covers Intel, the semiconductor industry, handheld- and consumer-electronics companies, has […]

The future BusinessWeek will look like….

Former BusinessWeek staff member Gary Weiss blogs Friday about what the magazine will look like once its sale to Bloomberg is complete, in the wake of the layoffs at the publication in the last two days. Weiss writes, “It’s not even clear to what extent the new BW will have its own writing staff. Higher-level […]

BusinessWeek library to close

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE The information services department at BusinessWeek — the library where researchers found information for reporter’s stories — is being closed as part of the magazine’s sale to Bloomberg. Those losing jobs as of Dec. 1 are director Jamie B. Russell, deputy manager Susann Rutledge, technology manager John Cady and researchers David […]

More on BusinessWeek staffing decisions

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE Here are more of the staffing decisions made at BusinessWeek as the magazine prepares to be sold to Bloomberg LP early next month. Those staying have been offered jobs at the magazine or at Bloomberg News. Those leaving were offered severance: STAYING 1. Suzanne Woolley: A senior editor who covers personal […]

Layoffs begin at BusinessWeek

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE Layoffs have begun at BusinessWeek, as many long-time staffers have been told they won’t be moving on with the magazine — or with the wire service — when it is acquired by Bloomberg LP. Among those leaving are senior writer Stephen Baker and senior writer Steve Hamm, Technology & You columnist […]

BusinessWeek staff cuts to total 100

Shira Ovide of The Wall Street Journal reports that Bloomberg LP plans to cut BusinessWeek‘s staff by 100 or more positions, or roughly 25 percent of the total employees, when it acquires the business magazine early next month. Ovide reports, “Small numbers of layoffs already have been carried out this week, according to these and other […]