Worcester Business Journal adds metered paywall

The Worcester Business Journal in Massachusetts has rolled out a new website that includes a metered paywall. Publisher Peter Stanton writes, “With this new website we are joining the media movement toward metered access to our proprietary content. The new website will introduce an easy-to-use metered paywall – similar to many other magazines and periodicals […]

The anti-aesthetics of Bloomberg Businessweek

Cliff Kuang of Eye on Design writes about the funky design that has made Bloomberg Businessweek stand out. Kuang writes, “That hodgepodge of young talent shared a surreal sense of displacement. ‘It had to do with money,’ says Ma. ‘I didn’t come from any great means, and I’d come to work at a place where […]

The Economist has relaunched its 1843 magazine

The Economist is relaunching its bi-monthly lifestyle publication 1843, named for the year The Economist was founded, reports Olivia Atkins of The Drum. Atkins reports, “Every issue will follow a similar format, beginning with the Upfront section, a tangential take on the world right now, including the signature 1843 Interview with an array of fascinating […]

North Dakota paper makes changes to biz section

The Grand Forks Herald newspaper in North Dakota has made changes to its business section. A story on its website states, “Instead of the ‘Business Buzz’ column, the page will feature a weekly Q&A with a local person in business. This short interview with people at different stages in the business world—from entry-level to executive—aims […]

Dallas Morning News is cutting standalone biz news section

The Dallas Morning News will cut its standalone business news section as part of cost-cutting measures at the newspaper. The paper also is laying off 40 staffers, including 20 editorial workers. Two of those workers are business news desk staffers. Metro and Business will be combined into one section Tuesday through Saturday. Top business stories […]

Wichita Biz Journal revamps its home page

The Wichita Business Journal has rolled out a redesigned home page. Associate editor Kirk Seminoff writes, “We’ve revamped the home page of our Wichita Business Journal website, making it easier for readers to take a quick look at the top stories and stories that are trending with our subscribers. “The new look, which debuted Thursday morning, gives readers […]

Houston Chronicle launches Texas Inc. Monday section

The Houston Chronicle has started Texas Inc., a weekly guide to the state’s economy. Texas Inc. is an expansion of its Monday business section, turned into a tab. It also will double as a weekly that is mailed to affluent addresses. There’s a daily newsletter and a website as well. Business editor Al Lewis writes, “Here we’ll […]

NY Times redesigns Sunday biz section, renames daily section Business

The New York Times’s Business Day section will be named Business beginning on Monday. The section will have increased coverage of technology in the U.S. and internationally. The Times will also debut a redesigned Sunday Business section on Sunday, featuring a new visual identity and several new columns and features anchored by Sunday Business editor Nick […]

Richmond daily biz section will begin charging for promotions, announcements

The Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper plans to begin charging for job promotions and board appoints that usually appear in its business section. A story on its website states, “Starting Nov. 5, the Decision Maker, which highlighted the promotion or hiring of top-ranking employees, will become a paid feature in the Metro Business section. “The listings of […]

Economist rolls out first redesign since 2001

The Economist has introduced its first redesign of its print edition since 2001. The new look was done to align the print edition’s look and feel with the rest of its product line: The Economist apps, Economist Espresso app, Economist.com and 1843 magazine. It also gives the print edition a clean, modern look. Starting with […]