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Posts Tagged ‘Eric Pooley’

Bloomberg Businessweek Adds Brad Wieners As Executive Editor

After his three-year run as editor of Men’s Journal came to a close in November, Brad Wieners has landed on his feet at Bloomberg Businessweek. Wieners has been named executive editor of the weekly business title and will begin work under editor Josh Tyrangiel and deputy editor Eric Pooley on Feb. 14.

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BusinessWeek’s New Hires Include New York Magazine Steal

zooooom.jpgSo the exciting news today is the new Bloomberg LP-owned BusinessWeek, which laid off so many back in October, now officially includes some big-name new hires, the biggest of which may be Hugo Lindgren as executive editor.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek‘s steal of New York magazine’s editorial director is surprising, as Lindgren was Adam Moss‘ right hand man. He’ll begin his new role on March 8.

Also on the Josh Tyrangiel-assembled dream team is Eric Pooley, formerly managing editor of Fortune, who will be taking on the position of deputy editor at Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Ellen Pollock and Ciro Scotti remain the two holdovers from the original magazine to round out the top editorial roster.

Of the staffing announcements made today, Slate‘s James Ledbetter said, “It’s a little like the reuniting of a rock supergroup,” but adds, “it’s not necessarily what the publication truly needs.”

Can’t hurt the image though, after the beating the business magazine took when top editors like John Byrne and Stephen Adler, and president Keith Fox, dropped out of BW once Bloomberg bought it.

Read More: The BusinessWeek Supergroup –Slate

BW names exec editor, deputy editor in first move by new chief — Talking Biz News

Previously: John Byrne BusinessWeek Departure Rumors Turn True, More Employees Fleeing BusinessWeek?

Would Rupe Kill Paper Edition Of Journal?

last_tycoon_062707.jpgEvil Genius?

This week’s upcoming Time magazine cover story is an “exclusive” interview with Rupert Murdoch. Eric Pooley, the former Fortune editor, conducted the interview, and dare we say it contains the best package of Rupe soundbytes we’ve heard since the Dow Jones saga began.

Highlights (and notice he’s already using “we” when referring to the Wall Street Journal):

  • “What if, at the Journal, we spent $100 million a year hiring all the best business journalists in the world? Say 200 of them. And spent some money on establishing the brand but go global … And then you make it free, online only. No printing plants, no paper, no trucks. How long would it take for the advertising to come? It would be successful, it would work and you’d make … a little bit of money.”
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