Poets & Quants and the growth of biz school coverage

John Byrne, the editor in chief of business school news site Poets & Quants, has the distinction of creating the first business school ranking back in 1988 for Businessweek. Business school rankings have since become a cottage industry for business news media, with lists being pumped out on a regular basis by Forbes, U.S. News, […]

Patterson, editor of editorial page at Business Week, dies at 91

Jack Eugene Patterson, who served Business Week magazine as its Atlanta bureau chief and later the editor of its editorial page, died Monday at the age of  91 in Maine. Patterson joined the McGraw-Hill publication in 1955 and stayed until his retirement in 1987. He continued to write for the magazine after retirement, primarily penning book […]

Remembering Jack Patterson, longtime Businessweek staffer

Steve Shepard, who was editor in chief of Businessweek from 1984 to 2005, wrote the following for Talking Biz News following the death of Jack Patterson, a former Businessweek reporter and editor, this week at the age of 91: When I first came to BW as a cub in 1966, Jack Patterson sat in the office […]

Bloomberg Businessweek publisher Bosso is out

Bloomberg Businessweek publisher Michelle Bosso left the magazine last week during the purge of its top editorial staffers, reports Keith Kelly of the New York Post. Kelly writes, “That makes it a clean sweep since BBW veteran Ellen Pollock, who held the editor-in-chief job for the past year, was also given the old heave-ho and replaced by […]

Bloomberg EIC Micklethwait explains layoffs, reorg

Bloomberg editor in chief John Micklethwait sent out the following to its editorial and research staff on Thursday: To All in Bloomberg Editorial & Research, Today has been a tough day for the newsroom. No editor likes to say farewell to good journalists, but these are necessary changes that fit into the long-term strategy that we laid […]

Businessweek was at odds with the rest of Bloomberg

James Warren writes for Poynter Thursday that the departure of Bloomberg Businessweek editor Ellen Pollock and the decision to revamp the magazine signals its inability to make money and its different strategy from Bloomberg’s core news operation. Warren writes, “Michael Bloomberg, the founder of the financial news goliath, had spent many millions of dollars to revive Businessweek. He […]

Murphy named Bloomberg Businessweek editor; revamped magazine in 2017

Bloomberg editor in chief John Micklethwait and Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith sent out the following announcement on Thursday: To everybody in Bloomberg Businessweek from John Micklethwait and Justin Smith, We know that Ellen is talking to many of you about her departure from Bloomberg Businessweek. We have booked some time to speak to all […]

Pollock departs editor’s role at Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Ellen Pollock, who has been editor of Bloomberg BusinessWeek for the past 13 months, has left the position, multiple sources have confirmed. Pollock had been with the magazine since 2007. She previously was deputy editor and took over the top spot after Josh Tyrangiel left. Pollock was previously with The Wall Street Journal for 18 […]

Bloomberg Businessweek hires Keehn as its new features editor

Bloomberg Businessweek editor Ellen Pollock sent out the following announcement on Monday: We’re excited to announce that Jeremy Keehn is joining Bloomberg Businessweektoday as a features editor. Jeremy was most recently a news and business editor at NewYorker.com, where he edited writers we’re sure you’ve read (Suroweicki, Cassidy, Vauhini Vara (wrote our “Coders Like Us” cover story), […]

“Planet Money” hires senior editor from Bloomberg Businessweek

Neal Carruth, the supervising senior editor for the business desk at National Public Radio, sent out the following announcement: Hi folks: Planet Money is delighted to announce the arrival of Bryant Urstadt as our new senior editor. Bryant joins the team from Bloomberg Businessweek, where he was a top features editor. While there, he helped the magazine […]