Bloomberg launching weekend product, cutting BusinessWeek to monthly

David Merritt, head of Bloomberg Media Editorial, and Katie Boyce, senior executive editor for Bloomberg Digital, sent out the following on Thursday about digital content plans for 2024 and Businessweek. As we all know, digital media is changing rapidly. Social algorithm shifts and advancements in AI are transforming how digital audiences consume news. As we […]

Launching a tech news site means everybody does everything

Katie Way of Hell Gate looks at how four former Motherboard tech journalists departed Vice and started their own tech news site called 404 Media. Here’s an excerpt of her interview with founders Jason Koebler, Samantha Cole, Emanuel Maiberg and Joseph Cox: Let’s talk shop a little—how are you structuring the new publication?  Cole: It’s definitely going […] seeks a managing editor is looking for a Managing Editor to join our growing editorial team. The goal of this role is to edit and manage daily copy flow for and support editorial team members plan and produce various forms of content for publication. The managing editor reports directly to the Editor-in-Chief and will help guide the […]

STAT News unveils new look

Rick Berke, the executive editor of health care industry news site STAT News, writes about its new look. Berke writes, “We also had outgrown our homepage, which a large proportion of STAT readers visit every day. With the refresh, we showcase more of our authoritative, provocative reporting, but also more of what we do at […]

Crypto site Blockworks has raised $12 million

Blockworks, a media company that covers cryptocurrency, has raised $12 million at a $135 million post-money valuation, reports Sara Fischer of Axios. Fischer reports, “The raise represents a bright spot for crypto media following a brutal year for the industry. The fall of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried and his crypto empire sent shockwaves through the crypto media sector last year. […]

After dropping paywall, Quartz readership declined

Business news site Quartz saw its readership decline after dropping its paywall a year ago, reports Mark Stenberg of Adweek. Stenberg writes, “But since ungating its content, site readership has dropped from an average of 3 million visitors per month in 2022 to 1.3 million visitors per month between January and March of this year, according […]

Poets & Quants sold to London company

Poets & Quants, the website covering business education run by business journalist John Byrne, has been sold to Times Higher Education in London for an undisclosed amount. Byrne will remain as CEO and editor in chief for another three years. “This is a match made in heaven,” said Byrne in a statement. “We’ll be joining […]

Biz journalist Bel Bruno launches The Intersect

Longtime business journalist Joe Bel Bruno has launched The Intersect, which covers how the entertainment industry and Wall Street collide. Bel Bruno had most recently been at The Wrap as an editor at large. “I started The Intersect because there’s no real independent source of news that’s looking out for investors who sink cash into entertainment stocks,” […]

Fortune nearly doubled pageviews in 2022

Fortune magazine CEO Alan Murray sent out the following to the staff on Wednesday: Hello Fortune team! As we continue to spring forward through 2023, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the amazing audience growth we’ve achieved over the past few years—a trend we plan to continue! On, we saw 90% […]

What’s behind the aviation and defense site Hype Aviation

Todd Bishop of Geekwire interviewed the two people — Robin Koenig, who started the site, and Isaac Alexander, a Seattle-area aviation geek who serves as its chief content officer — behind Hype Aviation, a news aggregation site for aviation, space and defense news. Here is an excerpt: Robin Koenig: It’s a multi-step process. So the first thing […]