Economist to provide single-issue susbcription service

Stephen Brook of The Guardian in London writes about how The Economist is offering a subscription service that allows consumers to order a single copy to be delivered to their home the next day. Brook writes, “The service does not require readers to commit to subscribing to the magazine for any period and the cost […]

The increase in niche business journalism

Frank Washkuch of PRWeek writes Friday about how the decrease in size of the big business magazines and other business publications has resulted in niche business journalism sites and publications. Washkuch writes, “The transition to a more niche business journalism environment mirrors developments in the general interest consumer press –– both, after all, are largely dependent on […]

The looming biz magazine shakeout

Robert MacMillan of Reuters writes Tuesday about the impending shakeout among business magazines. MacMillan writes, “Business news publishers rubbed their hands in glee when the financial crisis grabbed headlines last fall, saying the meltdown would deliver a windfall blown in by widespread interest in their stories. “It did not turn out that way. Appetite for […]

New publisher for WSJ. magazine

Irin Carmon of Women’s Wear Daily reports that WSJ., the glossy magazine launched by The Wall Street Journal last year, has a new publisher. Carmon reports, “The new publisher of WSJ. magazine is Sophie Raptis, who was the international business group head responsible for the Times newspaper, its Web site, and several related magazine and […]

The magazine bloodbath continues

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE The second three months of 2009 was a disaster in the business magazine sector, as no publication reported an increase in advertising revenue or an increase in ad pages. The overall magazine industry saw a 22 percent decline in ad revenue and a 29.5 percent decline in ad pages, according to […]

The overhaul at Harvard Business Review

D.C. Denison and Johnny Diaz of the Boston Globe look at the restructuring of the Harvard Business Review, where 10 staffers lost their jobs last month. Denison and Diaz write, “But even with the layoffs, Ignatius said Harvard Business Review Group is growing. In the coming weeks and months, he said, the unit will be […]

The Baffler returns

Leon Neyfakh of the New York Observer writes about the impending return of The Baffler, a contrarian business magazine that has published just one issue in the past six years. Neyfakh writes, “During its heyday in the 1990s, Mr. Frank and the rest of The Baffler team strove to produce a critical antidote to the […]

Institutional Investor combines two into hedge fund mag

Institutional Investor announced Monday that it plans to merge two of its existing publications into a magazine focusing on the U.S. and international hedge fund industry in September. The magazine will be called AR. Institutional Investor already publishes other magazines called Alpha and Absolute Return. “The new publication will include everything that Alpha and Absolute Return […]

BusinessWeek to try paid online model

Lucia Moses of MediaWeek reports that BusinessWeek is trying a paid online model where subscribers will have a different experience. Moses writes, “Neal said the subscriber-only view would be print-like in presentation. He said the goal is to serve both paying and nonpaying readers by ‘making all our content available to Internet users but still […]

Assessing Forbes' future

David Carr writes for Monday’s New York Times about the struggles that Forbes magazine faces in the current economic recession. Carr writes, “In a conference room in their Manhattan headquarters, Tim and Steve Forbes conceded that the last year had been a difficult one for a magazine marketed as the ‘Capitalist Tool.’ But, sitting side […]