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Fortune Names Elon Musk Businessperson of The Year

Have you ever won an award? Of course you have. Everyone has, because there are awards for every possible thing you can imagine. The amount of awards completely robs them of their meaning, but it doesn’t matter — everyone likes getting awards/honors, so organizations and companies keep giving them out. Therefore, we imagine Elon Musk is slightly excited about being named Fortune’s 2013 Businessperson of The Year.

Musk, as you probably know, is the guy behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX. He definitely deserves the honor. Cool looking cars and space tourism are important. We think.

Anyway, you can read Fortune’s take on Musk here. Below is the full list of people considered for Businessperson of the Year.

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Carol Loomis Named to NY Journalism Hall of Fame

Carol Loomis, Fortune’s senior editor-at-large, has been inducted into the Deadline Club’s New York Journalism Hall of Fame. The 84-year-old Loomis was one of eight honored during a lunch at Sardi’s.

Loomis, who started at Fortune 60 years ago, was one of the first prominent female financial journalists. In her acceptance speech, she joked, “I will confess that almost all my inspiration has come from one emotion, fear. And terrible dread of the moment when I will finally be exposed as a fraud.”

Loomis is, according to Fortune’s editors, “the soul” of the magazine.

Cover Battle: Fortune or T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round features Fortune taking on T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Fortune wants to discuss Chinese-made airplanes, which made us wonder — does anyone actually care where the plane they’re in was produced? That would seem to be low on the list of concerns. Typically, this is what we’re asking while flying: 1) Am I going to die? 2) How much longer is the flight? 3) What was that noise? 4) Why aren’t I drinking more?

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Fortune Announces Editorial Changes

Earlier we learned of several editorial moves at WWD, and now Fortune has announced their own. Below are the highlights, followed by the memo announcing the changes from Andy Serwer, Fortune’s managing editor.

  • Cliff Leaf is retuning to Fortune as assistant managing editor. Leaf was recently guest editor for The New York Times op-ed page and Sunday Review section. Previously he served as executive editor of Fortune.
  • Megan McCarthy has been named senior editor of Fortune.com. She comes to Fortune from Reuters.
  • Andrew Nusca has been named senior editor. He most recently served as writer/editor for CBS Interactive’s ZDNet.
  • Claire Zillman has joined as a writer for Fortune.com. She was most recently a staff reporter at American Lawyer magazine.
  • Jen Wieczner has been named writer/reporter. Wieczner comes to Fortune from MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal.
  • Jaclyn Laraso has been named photo editor of Fortune.com. She most recently served as photo editor at Parenting.com.
  • Neil Harris has joined Fortune as an associate photo editor. He had been with Time since 2010.

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Cover Battle: New York Times Magazine or Fortune

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s Cover Battle. This week we have The New York Times Magazine versus Fortune. The Times Mag went with a photo of a young golfer who is probably better than you. Even if you are better at golf than him, there’s no way you can beat those pants.

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Walmart Leads Annual Fortune 500 List

Fortune’s annual Fortune 500 issue is once again upon us. If you enjoy massive corporations, get excited. The leader this year is Walmart, which raked in $469 billion in revenue. Not that this should surprise anyone. Since the Fortune 500 has been published — way back in 1955 — the number one company has always been either Walmart, Exxon Mobil or GM.

Exxon Mobil ($449 billion), Chevron ($233), Phillips 66 ($169) and Berkshire Hathaway ($162) round out the top five.

As far as media companies go, here’s some that made the cut:

  • 66) Walt Disney – $42 billion
  • 91) News Corp. – $33
  • 105) Time Warner – $28
  • 186) CBS – $14
  • 198) Viacom – $13
  • 467) Gannett – $5

Brandon Kavulla Joins Fortune As Creative Director

Fortune has named Brandon Kavulla its creative director. He comes to the magazine from Wired, where he held the same role for the past two years. Kavulla came to Wired from Men’s Health, and he has worked at Vibe and Spin.

“I am delighted to announce that Brandon Kavulla will be joining Fortune as our new creative director,” wrote Andy Serwer, managing editor of Fortune, in a memo. “Brandon is an award-winning, veteran CD who will be an incredibly valuable addition to our team.”

Sewer’s full note is below.

 

Jeff Bewkes Plays Coy About Time Inc. and Meredith Talks

The media has been discussing the Time Inc. and Meredith merger for weeks now, but Jeff Bewkes, CEO of Time Warner, is still dodging the issue.

Bloomberg reports that when Bewkes was asked about the combo, he replied, “The press is very active. Who knows if they know what they’re talking about.”

Allow us to answer that: You, Jeff Bewkes, are the person who knows if we know what we’re talking about. And the only reason we know anything is because a Time Inc. publication — Fortunereported it.

So there you go. The more you know.

Fortune Throws a Book Party

Last night Fortune threw a party to celebrate the release of Tap Dancing to Work, Warren Buffett on Practically Everything 1966 – 2012, which was written/edited by Carol Loomis (pictured right) Fortune’s senior editor-at-large. The shindig was held at the fancy Lambs Club.

Those in attendance included Loomis, Buffett, John HueyLloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon, Brian Roberts, Steve Burke, Becky Quick, Meredith Whitney, Lally Weymouth, Don Graham, Andrew Ross Sorkin and more.

We love how even Buffett had to wear a name tag, as if people didn’t recognize him. “I love this book, but who’s that old guy double-dipping the cocktail sauce? Weirdo.”

[Photo: Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Fortune]

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