Conde Nast Portfolio editor Lipman lands at Gannett

Gannett Co., publisher of USA Today, has tapped Joanne Lipman, former editor in chief of Conde Nast Portfolio, as its first chief content officer, writes Jessica Toonkel of Reuters. Toonkel writes, “In her new role, Lipman will work to enable more collaboration among USA Today Network’s 3,000 journalists, she told Reuters in an interview Saturday. […]

Salmon talks business, and business journalism

Roben Farzad of “Full Disclosure” interviewed Fusion’s senior editor Felix Salmon about his financial journalism career and the state of business journalism. Salmon formerly worked for Conde Nast Portfolio, which launched in 2007 and closed in 2009. “The idea behind Portfolio was that it was going to a a broad, but not fluffy, business magazine […]

Former Portfolio editor to write column for Newsweek

Joanne Lipman, who was the editor of the now-defunct Conde Nast Portfolio, will write a regular column for Newsweek called the “C-Suite,” reports John Koblin of Women’s Wear Daily. Koblin writes, “‘She will do recurring columns on c-suite topics and ceo interviews,’ said a Newsweek spokesman. “It’s no surprise that Lipman would resurface in Tina […]

Biz magazine ad revenue up nearly 10 in 2010, outperforming industry

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE The 13 business magazines reported ad revenue of $1.17 billion in 2010, up 9.6 percent from the previous year, far outpacing the 3.1 percent increase for the entire magazine industry, according to data released Monday by the Publishers Information Bureau and analyzed by Talking Biz News. Ad pages also rose 7.2 […]

Former Portfolio editor spotted

Keith Kelly of the New York Post reports Wednesday that Joanne Lipman, a former Wall Street Journal editor and the editor of the defunct Conde Nast Portfolio, was spotted at The Daily Beast. Kelly writes, “The sighting sparked speculation that Lipman is being sized up for a high-level job by Brown once the Daily Beast, […]

Biz magazine performance better, but still down in first quarter

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE Business magazines continued to see their advertising revenue and pages decline in the first three months of the year, but at a slower pace than in 2009, according to an analysis of Publishers Information Bureau data by Talking Biz News. The sector also performed better than the overall magazine industry The […]

From Conde Nast Portfolio writer to a Web journalist

Sheelah Kolhatkar writes for the New York Times on Sunday how former Conde Nast Portfolio writer Paul Smalera has made a career of writing for the Web after being laid off from the magazine when it closed. Kolhatkar writes, “Paul was so bitter about what had happened to him that rather than wait for the […]

Biz magazine ad revenue declined 22% in 2009, ad pages dropped 28.7%

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE Advertising in 15 business magazines in 2009 fell by $340 million, or 21.7 percent, to $1.23 billion, due to the lingering recession, according to a Talking Biz News analysis of numbers released Tuesday by the Publishers Information Bureau. Advertising pages in those same 15 magazines fell by 28.7 to 12,844.59 pages, […]

Top biz journalism events of the decade

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE The first decade of the 21st century began with business journalists facing criticism for their boosterish coverage of companies during the tech bubble and ended with many of the same reporters facing more criticism for failing to warn consumers about the current economic crisis. In between, the world of business journalism […]

Business mags No. 2 category among dead glossies in 2009

Vanessa Voltolina of Folio reports that of the 428 magazines that folded in 2009, only regional publications had more deaths than the business magazine category, according to data from Voltolina writes, “But while the number of ceased titles may be fewer than years past, there have also been fewer launches. There were only 275 […]