OLD Media Moves

Bloomberg Businessweek hires new tech editor

August 8, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Bloomberg Businessweek has hired Doug Cantor as its tech editor, reports Joe Pompeo of Capital New York.

Pompeo writes, “He replaces Barrett Sheridan, who left to pursue a fellowship at the Columbia Journalism School. He joins the magazine from Popular Science, where he was a senior editor. He also previously worked as an editor at Esquire.

“Cantor is the fourth journalist recruited by Businessweek in the past three weeks. Late last month, the magazine announced three high-profile hires, including one who is now writing for Cantor’s section: Sam Grobart, formerly The New York Times‘ personal technology editor, who had only recently begun a new column for the paper’s business pages.

“The other two poaches were Jeff Muskus, formerly senior news editor at The Huffington Post, who was named Businessweek‘s associate editor for news, and Nick Summers, a senior writer at Newsweek who was hired as a finance correspondent.

“It was unclear whether these recent hires are indicative of some larger expansion strategy at Businessweek, which has been heralded as one of the industry’s splashier success stories since it was acquired and transformed by Bloomberg L.P. toward the end of 2009.”

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