Rest of World, HBR, Business Insider among magazine award finalists

The American Society of Magazine Editors announced Thursday the finalists for the 59th annual National Magazine Awards. The business publications that are finalists are: Rest of World for general excellence in the literature, science and politics category. In the design category, Harvard Business Review for July–August print issue; “Create Stories That Change Your Company’s Culture,” […]

HBR editor in chief Ignatius talks about its niche

Martin Reeves of the BCG Henderson Institute interviewed Harvard Business Review editor in chief Adi Ignatius as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. HBR recently published “Harvard Business Review at 100,” which highlights the 30 articles from the magazine that helped popularize some of the best and most enduring business ideas. “We very rarely are the first people to […]

How Harvard Biz Review’s digital strategy has become a case study

Mark Stenberg of Adweek writes about Harvard Business Review’s success in boosting digital subscriptions. Stenberg writes, “The publisher, which marked its 100th anniversary in October, has capitalized on the economic uncertainty of the last few years by parlaying its reputation as a source of business insights into an uptick in paying readers. “Since launching a tiered […]

HBR’s Ignatius talks about his career and the publication’s mission

Adi Ignatius, editor in chief of the Harvard Business Review, talked with Toby Usnik on the latest episode of “The Caring Economy.” Ignatius said he got into journalism after becoming interested in China. He worked at The Wall Street Journal in China as Beijing bureau chief. “HBR is a niche publication with a much smaller […]

Business magazines named 2021 Ellie finalists

Business magazines have been nominated as finalists in the 2021 National Magazine Awards, commonly known as the Ellies. Harvard Business Review was named a finalist in the special interest category. MIT Technology Review was named a finalist in the literature, science and politics category. Fast Company and Wired were named finalists in the design category. […]

HBR’s Ignatius honored as 2020 Business News Visionary

Harvard Business Review editor in chief Adi Ignatius has been named a 2020 Business News Visionary. Dean Rotbart writes, “Coming aboard the Harvard Business Review as editor in chief in 2009, Adi Ignatius faced an unusual challenge: How to make HBR’s content resonate with a new generation of readers without losing the brand identity that made it distinctive and highly […]

How Harvard Biz Review has handled the pandemic

Caysey Welton of Folio interviewed Harvard Business Review editor in chief Adi Ignatius about its strategy during the coronavirus pandemic. Here is an excerpt: Folio: COVID-19 is as much an economic crisis as it is a public health crisis, so as a business publication how have you responded to the situation editorially? Adi Ignatius: Everything has changed. We’ve […]

How HBR and The Economist are using narrated audio articles

Gabe Bullard of Nieman Reports examines how the Harvard Business Review and The Economist are gaining readers with narrated audio articles. Bullard reports, “The Economist, which is available on Noa and Curio, has made podcasts since 2006 and has offered subscribers a narrated audio edition of each issue since 2007. Like with Zetland’s narration, The Economist’s audio […]

Harvard Business Review hires new managing editor, senior audio producer

Sarah Moughty will join Harvard Business Review online ( as managing editor in late October. She will be overseeing an editorial team of reporters, editors, and producers, and will be overlooking the digital product team. Moughty is currently the executive director, digital, at Marketplace where she just guided the company through a site redesign. Previously, […]