OLD Media Moves

New blogs on Portfolio

April 17, 2009

Gary Weiss, a former BusinessWeek reporter and editor who has been a contribuing editor at Conde Nast Porttfolio, has moved his blog over to the Portfolio site.

In addition, Ryan Avent from The Economist will be replacing Felix Salmon on the magazine’s list of bloggers. Salmon is going to Reuters.

Jeff Bercovici from Portfolio writes, “The new guy is Ryan Avent, who’s been writing The Economist‘s Free Exchange blog for the past two years. Based in Washington, D.C., he also write a column on urban economics and transportation for Grist, and has written for The Atlantic, The American Prospect and the Guardian. He starts tomorrow. I look forward to him pointing out how wrong I am about everything in the grandest Market Movers tradition.

“We’re also adding a couple of new blogs: First, The Weiss File, written by Portfolio contributing editor and author Gary Weiss. A former Forbes.com and BusinessWeek writer, Weiss will ‘peel the lid off some of the less-savory practices of Wall Street and Corporate America, and still give atta-boys when deserved,’ I’m told.

“Then we’ll also have a new business-travel blog to complement Joe Brancatelli’s weekly dispatches on the subject. That one will be called Itineraries and written by Portfolio.com’s deputy editor, J. Jennings Moss, a veteran of FoxNews.com and ABCNews.com, among other places. (You can address him as Josh in your mash notes/hate mail/Nigerian investment offers.) They both debut tomorrow.”

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