Economist taps Avent as trade and international economics editor

Ryan Avent has been named trade and international economics editor at The Economist. Previously, he was senior editor and economics columnist, writing the Free Exchange column. Avent has been with The Economist for 14 years. His work has also appeared in Medium, The Guardian, Washington Post, Time Magazine, MIT Technology Review, Evening Standard, Politico Europe […]

Rabinovitch moving to DC to cover economy for The Economist

Simon Rabinovitch, the Asia economy editor for The Economist, is moving to Washington to cover the U.S. economy. He joined The Economist as Asia economics editor in 2014, primarily focused on Chinese economics and finance. Prior to that he was a correspondent with the Financial Times in Beijing and Shanghai from 2011 to 2014. Rabinovitch started […]

The Economist sees strongest annual subscriber growth

The Economist reported record subscriber growth, climbing 90,000 to 1.12 million in 2021, its largest-ever increase in a single year. The publication also reported an operating profit of £41.8m, up £8.9m, or 27% on last year. The Economist attributed the growth to new products. A new podcast, “The Jab,” analyzed the global vaccine roll-out. Digital […]

A more product-led approach at The Economist

Meg Carter of InPublishing wrote about The Economist chief product officer Deep Bagchee and his product-led approach. Carter writes, “One example of this in action is what’s been done around customer retention by one of the cross-functional product teams over the past twelve months. Informed by data, they came up with a retention plan with a number of […]

New homepage for The Economist launches

The Economist has launched a new homepage this week. More than 40 percent of subscriber visits to its website start with the homepage. A big goal of the redesign is higher subscriber engagement and retention. “This was a top-priority project for us because we know how important our homepage is to our subscribers as well […]

Vaitheeswaran named global energy and climate innovation editor at The Economist

Vijay Vaitheeswaran, the U.S. business editor at The Economist, is the new global energy and climate innovation editor. In this new post, he will lead global coverage of the energy and utility industries, the clean energy transition, climate innovations and low carbon technologies. He will be on the lookout for changing business models, novel financing […]

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. […]

Keynes, U.S. economics editor for The Economist, moving to Europe beat

Soumaya Keynes, the U.S. economics editor for The Economist, is leaving that beat next month and becoming European economics editor. She has been in the United States for the past three years covering trade and globalization. She will start her new job on May 17. Keynes also does the Free Exchange blog. Before joining The Economist, […]

Mkandawire joins The Economist as global property correspondent

Vinjeru Mkandawire is now a global property correspondent at The Economist. She joins from The Telegraph where she held the post of senior business reporter covering mergers and acquisitions. In her new role, Mkandawire will be covering commercial real estate and REITs. Previously, she was a tech, media and telecoms reporter at S&P Global Market […]

Ogunbiyi joins The Economist as a reporter

The Economist has hired Ore Ogunbiyi as a reporter working across foreign, news and business affairs desks. She also co-authored “Taking Up Space: The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change” with Chelsea Kwakye. She served as an intern at BBC. She was also an events officer and then president at Cambridge University African-Caribbean Society. Additionally, her […]