Bloomberg committed to print, but Businessweek issues could decline
Joe Pompeo of Capital New York writes Friday about Bloomberg executive Justin Smith, and whether Bloomberg Businessweek could see a decline in the number of issues it publishes each year.
Pompeo writes, “Sources with knowledge of the matter said that Smith and Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel have indeed had discussions about what sorts of things they might do differently with the magazine, but that there are no plans to scale it back from being a weekly.
“Tyrangiel, who’s been on a semi-hiatus from the magazine while temporarily assisting Smith with a revamp of the company’s TV strategy, declined to comment. Smith told Capital through a spokesman that there are 49 issues slated for Bloomberg Businessweek in 2014.
“Bloomberg Media—which also includes bloomberg.com, online home of the flagship financial wire Bloomberg News; the online opinion offering Bloomberg View; and two other print magazines: Bloomberg Markets and Bloomberg Pursuits—is ‘going through an extensive strategy review process, and it’s ongoing,’ said Smith. ‘Quality print resonates with readers and we remain totally committed to the medium including the weekly publication of Bloomberg Businessweek.'”
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