OLD Media Moves

NYTimes media writer Siklos leaving for Fortune

June 27, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

Keith Kelly of The New York Post writes Wednesday that New York Times media writer Richard Siklos, who has been covering the News Corp./Dow Jones & Co. negotiations, is leaving the paper to work for Fortune magazine.

Richard SiklosKelly wrote, “Siklos, who has been at the Times for two years, writes the Media Frenzy column for the Sunday business section of the Times and has been chronicling the Conrad Black fraud trial in Chicago.

“The Canadian-born Siklos is one of the only people who can boast not one, but two biographies of Black under his belt. The last revision, ‘Shades of Black: Conrad Black – His Rise and Fall,’ was out from the McCelland & Stewart imprint of Random House in Canada in 2004.

“Siklos was the editor-in-chief of the short-lived Inside magazine for Powerful Media, the Kurt Andersen-led media reporting enterprise that burst along with the Internet bubble.”

Read more here. Kelly also reports that BusinessWeek’s Jessi Hempel and TheStreet.com’s Peter Eavis are also joining Fortune.

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