OLD Media Moves

James Stewart is in demand

May 19, 2006

James Stewart, the former Wall Street Journal reporter whose “DisneyWar” book is one of the three Loeb finalists this year in the book category, is apparently being wooed by the new Conde Nast business magazine, and was recently courted by BusinessWeek editor Stephen Adler, according to the New York Post’s Keith Kelly.

James B. StewartKelly writes, “Joanne Lipman, the editor-in-chief of the new Condé Nast business magazine, is said to be trying to convince her old friend from the Wall Street Journal, James Stewart, to leave his present outlets and write for the new magazine.

“Stewart is currently a contributor to David Remnick’s New Yorker and pens a monthly column for the Hearst/Dow Jones-owned Smart Money.

“Asked about a jump recently, Stewart brushed it aside.

“‘I think Joanne is great and very talented, but at the moment I don’t have any plans about moving anywhere,’ he told Media Ink.”

A former page one editor at The Wall Street Journal, Stewart won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for his reporting on the stock market crash and insider trading.

Read more here, including a discussion of the magazine’s proposed name.

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