OLD Media Moves

Forbes.com adds 16 columnists

September 17, 2008

Mike Shields of MediaWeek writes that Forbes.com has added 16 new columns to beef up the opinions portion of its site.

Forbes.comShields writes, “To lead this effort, the site has tapped Tunku Varadarajan, who was most recently a contributing editor at the Financial Times, to serve as editor of the more content-rich channel. Under his tutelage, the channel now features four distinct opinion sections: Business and Economics, Foreign Affairs and Defense, Culture and Society, and Politics. Â

“Among the 16 new columnists Varadarajan’s team have brought on board are Reihan Salam, who will author a young Republican-themed column each Monday; Thomas Cooley, Dean of the Stern Business School at NYU, who will cover economic issues on Wednesday in a column dubbed Capital; and Nouriel Roubini, also from NYU’s Stern, who will take a more concerned view on the state of the economy in Doctor Doom (also on Wednesdays). In addition, U.K.-based humor writer Quentin Letts will pen the column Blighty each Thursday, while former President Reagan speechwriter Peter Robinson will author Man Friday at the end of each week.

“Besides the 16 new columnists, Forbes.com’s Opinions Channel is adding book reviews each Monday and Thursday as well as more daily essays, commentary from guest contributors and weekly contributions from various public figures.”

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