The two editors who oversaw Bloomberg Businessweek‘s coverage of business schools have left the weekly business magazine, multiple sources have confirmed.
Louis Lavelle, the magazine’s business schools editor since 2005, and Geoff Gleckler are no longer at the magazine, just weeks after the magazine revised its rankings of top MBA programs due to a calculation error.
Lavelle, whose last story was posted online on Nov. 7, declined to comment when contacted by Talking Biz News. Gleckler, whose last story was also posted online on Nov. 7, could not be reached for comment. The magazine posted Wednesday that it was seeking new people for their jobs.
A magazine representative said, “We remain committed to our coverage of business schools.”
Lavelle was an associate editor for the magazine. Previously, he was BusinessWeek’s management editor. Since taking over as the magazine’s business schools editor in 2005, his team expanded the franchise to include coverage of Chinese business schools and new rankings of undergraduate business programs, part-time MBA programs, the best employers for new college graduates, and the best employers for internships. In 2007 and 2008, BusinessWeek won National Magazine Awards for the B-schools channel on Businessweek.com.
Lavelle is also the author of “Fast Track: The Best B-Schools” (McGraw-Hill, 2008). Prior to BusinessWeek, Lavelle was a reporter at The Record in Hackensack, N.J.
Gloeckler was a staff editor, covering management education at Bloomberg Businessweek. He is part of the team responsible for creating the Best Undergraduate Business Schools ranking, the Best Business Schools ranking, the Best Executive Education and Executive MBA providers, and the newly launched Power 100 ranking of the most powerful people in sports. He is also the author of Fast Track: The Best Undergraduate B-Schools (McGraw-Hill, 2008).
Prior to joining BusinessWeek in 2005, Gloeckler served as editor of Wal-Mart World, an employee publication distributed to Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club associates. Gloeckler is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s journalism school.