Search firm names biz journalist Dahl its chief content officer

Former Smart Money editor Jonathan Dahl has joined the search firm Korn Ferry as a vice president and chief content officer. He will oversee print and digital news content, including its Briefings magazine and the Korn Ferry Institute website. Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Dahl served as editor in chief at two publications for The Wall […]

Ex SmartMoney ME named news editor on WSJ news desk

Wall Street Journal real-time editor Steve Wisnefski sent out the following staff promotion on Wednesday: We are pleased to announce that Tedra Meyer has been named news editor for national coverage on the WSJ’s Real-Time News Desk. With the appointment, the New York-based senior management team of the newly created desk is in place, an […]

SmartMoney consumer reporter headed to CNBC

Kelli B. Grant, the senior consumer reporter at, is leaving the online personal finance magazine for a job at CNBC on its website, a CNBC executive confirmed to Talking Biz News. She will be on the enterprise team run by Jeff Nash, who joined last month from SmartMoney as well. Nash had been […] hires editor

Jeff Nash has been named to the newly-created position of deputy managing editor, enterprise for CNBC Digital. Nash will start on Monday, April 15 and report to managing editor Allen Wastler. He will be responsible for managing and developing the division’s talented editorial team and increasing the amount of original reporting and content produced for […]

How digital blindsided SmartMoney

Paula Dwyer of Bloomberg View takes a swipe at the last issue of SmartMoney magazine in which the editors impart lessons it has learned from the past 20 years. One of the lessons is that “Digital is for real.” Dwyer writes, “You mean it’s not just a passing fad? The article quotes an industry consultant […] announces staff

Although Dow Jones & Co. announced last month that it was closing SmartMoney‘s print publication, the website lives on. Raju Narisetti, who is the managing editor of and oversees the online operations of SmartMoney, sent out the following staff announcements on Wednesday: We are delighted to announce the expansion of with several additions […]

Big three biz magazines outperforming industry

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE The three largest business magazine titles — Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and Fortune — outperformed the overall glossy industry during the first six months of the year, according to data released by the Publisher’s Information Bureau. Forbes reported as 16.4 percent increase in ad revenue and a 13 percent rise in ad pages for […]

Smart Money to halt print publication

Dow Jones & Co. plans to stop publishing the print version of SmartMoney, a personal finance magazine, although it will expand its digital platform, according to two people familiar with the matter, reports John Jannarone and William Launder of The Wall Street Journal. Jannarone and Launder write, “Layoffs are expected, but the number of positions […]

Sluggish performance by business magazines in first quarter

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE The three largest business magazines — Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and Fortune — posted positive results in the first quarter, but virtually every other title struggled, particularly those geared toward small businesses and personal finance topics, according to an analysis of Publishers Information Bureau data by Talking Biz News. Of the big […]

SmartMoney turns 20

And here is the graphic (click on the graphic to see it in a larger size) that shows its evolution through the years: