OLD Media Moves

Mandel leaving BusinessWeek

November 22, 2009

Michael Mandel, the chief economist for BusinessWeek magazine, confirmed on his blog that he will leave the magazine when it is sold to Bloomberg LP.

Mandel writes, “To my friends at BusinessWeek, both old and new: We had a fantastic run, and I loved working with you all. Sometimes we were good, sometimes we were great, but we always had integrity and soul (yes, that’s the word I mean).

“To Norm, Josh, and all my BusinessWeek friends who are going over to Bloomberg: Good luck! I know that you are going to build an exciting new magazine. It won’t be the same as the old BusinessWeek, but times have changed, and it’s time for BusinessWeek to change with them.

“As for me? I’ve got definite plans that I’m not ready to post about yet. I will, however, put up a new email address before closing down shop here. I will continue blogging at a new location, with a hiatus of a month or two.”

Read more here.

Mandel, who was named 2006 economic journalist of the year by the World Leadership Forum, was one of the true voices of BusinessWeek who made the magazine. He holds a PhD in economics from Harvard and was responsible for formulating the magazine’s coverage of economic policy.

Mandel had been at the magazine since 1989.

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