OLD Media Moves

A brief chat with new BW editor: "I need help" from staff

November 18, 2009

Tom Lowry of BusinessWeek interviewed incoming editor-in-chief Josh Tyrangiel about his career and the magazine.

Lowry writes, “In a brief interview, Tyrangiel, 37, says he plans to meet soon with BW staffers as a group and individually to gather their input so ‘we can formulate a strategy for the magazine together.’ Tyrangiel has been serving as a deputy managing editor of Time magazine and as the top editor of its online operations.

“While he earned kudos for his work online at Time, Tyrangiel says he is committed to long-form journalism in print. ‘Listen, the big mistake magazines made was trying to imitate the Web,’ he said. ‘Magazines are read reclining, and that lends itself to longer, more in-depth stories.’

“Tryangiel has edited business stories in the past but he acknowledged that he is not a traditional business journalist. He says his background is an ‘opportunity’ for the magazine. ‘I need help,’ he said, ‘and I am going to rely on the staff. I want the staff to stay in their lanes and be experts on their subjects.'”

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