Tech news site Protocol is closing after two-plus years

Protocol, the technology news website launched by former Politico owner and publisher Robert Allbritton in early 2020, will shutter later this week and lay off dozens of staffers, reports Oliver Darcy at CNN. Darcy reports, “Staffers were told at an all-hands meeting Tuesday that the news organization will cease publishing on its website Thursday. The outlet’s […]

CNBC has cancelled “The News with Shepard Smith” to focus on biz news

CNBC has canceled “The News with Shepard Smith,” its primetime general news show, to refocus on business and market coverage, reports Alex Sherman of CNBC.com. Sherman writes, “The network announced the news Thursday in an e-mail to CNBC employees. Smith will be leaving the network later this month, according to a person familiar with the […]

Gannett shutting Boston real estate publication

Gannett is shutting the real estate news publication Boston Homes, reports Boston Business Journal managing editor Don Seiffert. Seiffert writes, “In a letter to readers published in the final edition, Boston Homes publisher David Petruska wrote that the newspaper published ‘well over 3,675 home portraits ranging from studios to penthouses to single-family homes,’ and ran ‘thousands of […]

Bustle is closing tech publication Input

Bustle Digital Group is closing its tech publication Input, reports Mark Stenberg of Adweek. Stenberg writes, “In total, BDG will lay off 19 staffers, with the majority of the cuts coming from Mic and impacting mostly the editorial team, according to an internal email shared with Adweek. The company declined to offer a reason for the layoffs or […]

Columbus CEO switching to quarterly print schedule

Columbus CEO magazine is switching to a quarterly print schedule. A story on its website states, “Due to economic forces, Columbus CEO is switching to a quarterly frequency: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Our July issue marks the last one as a monthly. After skipping August and September, CEO will return with its Fall issue in October—followed in 2023 by […]

The Business of Business site loses editorial staff

The Business of Business, a publication from Thinknum that launched in 2018, has lost most of its editorial staff due to financial issues. The publication had three full time writers and two editors, but now only editor in chief Christie Smythe remains. Gone are: Karen Ho, a senior writer hired just more than a month ago. She has […]

New England Cable News to end “This Week in Business”

Doug Banks, the executive editor of the Boston Business Journal, writes about the end of “This Week in Business,” a Sunday television show on New England Cable News. Banks writes, “For 18 years, New England Cable News has aired a half-hour Sunday news program focused on the business called This Week in Business, offering three segments […]

Greentech Media is closing after more than 18,000 articles

Jeff St. John, the managing editor of Greentech Media, writes about its closure. St. John writes, “Since its 2007 founding, this site you’re on now grew from a slim-staffed startup with a flair for incisive coverage of the then-fledgling solar, smart grid and energy storage industries, to the news arm of a global energy industry […]

FairWarning closes after criticism over diversity

FairWarning.org, a California-based nonprofit website that covers safety, health and corporate conduct, closed last week amid concerns about diversity, reports Skye Witley of Current. Witley reports, “In a joint statement posted Tuesday, the staffers expressed surprise and regret about the demise of FairWarning. “‘… After telling us it would commission an independent investigation, the Board abruptly dropped that […]

Greentech Media is closing in mid-March

Wood Mackenzie, an oil, gas and renewables research firm, is closing the Greentech Media renewable news portion of its business in mid-March, according to former employees familiar with the matter, reports Eric Wesoff of Energy Transition Now. Wesoff reports, “Venture-funded Greentech Media, a cleantech news, analysis and events business, was acquired by Wood Mackenzie for approximately […]