Following the announcement of the divestiture of Library Journal and School Library Journal, staff changes at Publishers Weekly were announced via an internal memo at Reed Business Information. PW, LJ and SLJ were all part of Reed’s Publishing Group, whose editor and publisher are going with LJ and SLJ, so PW staffers have been promoted to fill those roles.
Cevin Bryerman, formerly associate publisher of PW, will now take on the role of Publisher. Jim Milliot, business and news director, and Michael Coffey, executive managing editor, will jointly have overall editorial control of the magazine.
Presumably Reed is still trying to sell PW. We’ll keep you posted as the story unfolds.