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Josh Topolsky Joins Bloomberg

bloomberg media logoJosh Topolsky, cofounder of The Verge and former editor of Engadget, is joining Bloomberg as editor of an upcoming series of verticals. The New York Times reports that Topolsky “will run develop and run Bloomberg’s new ventures, which will cover specific topic areas such as politics and luxury.”

Topolsky’s appointment is effective August 4. He’ll report to Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel and Bloomberg Media’s CEO Justin Smith.

At The Verge, Nilay Patel, a former managing editor of the site, will serve as editor-in-chief. Dieter Bohn will become executive editor.

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Bloomberg Media Sets Timetable for Politics, Business Sites

BloombergLPPromoThere was a two-hour town hall meeting at Bloomberg L.P. last week. And as Joe Pompeo recounts in his very informative Capital New York piece, some important details were shared about the media group by Bloomberg Businessweek EIC Josh Tyrangiel:

Employees were informed that the first in a planned suite of “digital-led multi-platform brands,” a politics site being developed by high-profile political journalists and Game Change authors John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, both poached by Bloomberg in May with annual salaries reported to be north of $1 million, will debut on October 6 – 30 days before the 2014 Midterms — in tandem with a daily half-hour television show hosted by the duo that will air in Bloomberg TV’s 5 p.m. time slot as well as streaming online…

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NY Press Club Award Winners Announced

The 2014 New York Press Club Award winners have been announced, with Steven Brill taking home the most prestigious honor — the Gold Keyboard. Brill won for his Time piece “Bitter Pill: Why Our Medical Bills Are Killing Us.” The winners will be celebrated at a ceremony June 9 at the Water Club.

As for organizations, The Wall Street Journal has bragging rights. It won the most awards with nine. Bloomberg News (which included Businessweek, Bloomberg Radio, WBBR and Bloomberg Television) was the runner-up with eight awards. Time came in third with six.

Below is the full list of winners. Congrats to all.

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Robert Vargas Named Businessweek Creative Director

Robert Vargas (pictured) has been named Bloomberg Businessweek’s new creative director. Vargas has been art director at Businessweek since 2010. Before joining Businessweek, Vargas served as Blender’s art director, New York’s associate art director and Details’ assistant art director.

Vargas is succeeding Richard Turley, who left Businessweek to join MTV.

In a memo to staffers, Josh Tyrangiel, Businessweek’s editor, wrote that Vargas “lives to make things cooler, smarter, and more beautiful, and I can’t wait to see how he drives our look forward.”

In other Businessweek news, Tracy Ma, the magazine’s assistant creative director, has been promoted to deputy creative director.

You can read Tyrangiel’s full note below.

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Bloomberg Media’s CEO Talks Business

Justin Smith GJustin Smith, CEO of Bloomberg Media since late last summer, is speaking up about the company. In an interview with Ad Age, Smith discussed Businessweek, why Bloomberg TV is worth watching, and more. Below are a few highlights.

On Businessweek’s role at Bloomberg:

When we look at the financial performance of Businessweek, we don’t look at it in a silo; we look at in the broader role it plays in Bloomberg L.P. The same is true for a lot of our media assets. It’s a much broader perspective on the role of the Businessweek brand.

On the impact of Josh Tyrangiel, Businessweek’s editor, on Bloomberg TV:

Josh began taking on the TV responsibility, plus Businessweek, one month ago, beginning in January, so we’re sort of in the top of the first inning here. But the answer is yes. We’re looking to bring that kind of storytelling to the TV platform.

On how much he sees of Michael Bloomberg:

It is true that we’re working very near each other and he’s very interested in the media business, as he is his entire business.

Josh Tyrangiel Taking Temporary Break from Businessweek

Josh Tyrangiel GJosh Tyrangiel, editor of Businessweek since 2009, is good at his job. And that’s why he’s being moved. According to a memo obtained by Daily Intel, Tyrangiel is taking a temporary break from Businessweek to help expand Bloomberg TV.

“I’ve asked Josh Tyrangiel to detach from Bloomberg Businessweek and join me and Andy full-time through the end of the year,” wrote Justin Smith, Bloomberg Media’s CEO. “Josh will help with all aspects of the strategy process, with a special focus on thinking through our plans for television.”

Tyrangiel is expected to miss about six issues.

Businessweek Partners with Netflix for Henry Paulson Documentary

It has been five years since Wall Street suffered its melt down, and Businessweek wants to celebrate. In an interesting way, of course. The magazine has partnered with Netflix to produce Hank: Five Years From the Brink, a documentary about former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

The film features Paulson explaining how and why he tried to get banks and the government to approve the bailouts, even though he didn’t completely agree with the move. Hank — produced and directed by Joe Berlinger — marks Businessweek’s first foray into film, and the debut product from Bloomberg Businessweek Films, a new division of the magazine.

“We’re honored to have Hank seen on such an innovative platform as Netflix, and incredibly fortunate to have been able to partner with the great Joe Berlinger on this documentary,” said Josh Tyrangiel, editor of Businessweek, in a statement.

Accompanying Hank is this week’s Businessweek, which will be entirely dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the financial collapse.

Hank debuts next Monday, September 16, on Netflix.

Businessweek Debuts ‘Cover Trails’

We’re big fans of Bloomberg Businessweek’s covers, so we’re excited about the new “Cover Trails” feature that has been added to the front of the book.

Cover Trails are the mini-story behind how each week’s cover was made. It features thoughts from Businessweek’s editor-in-chief Josh Tyrangiel and creative director Richard Turley, ideas that were canned, and much more.

You can see them each week in print, but here’s a Cover Trail that is online now.

Janet Paskin Joins Bloomberg Businessweek

Janet Paskin has been named assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businsessweek and editor of Businessweek.com. Paskin comes to Businessweek from the Wall Street Journal, where she served as digital editor. Previously Paskin was managing editor of SmartMoney.com, from 2010 to 2012.  

“Janet is a talented digital editor who has a great understanding for how to grow strong online and mobile platforms,” said Josh Tyrangiel, editorial director of Bloomberg Digital and editor-in-chief of Businessweek. “Coupled with her background as a financial reporter, she’s the ideal person to lead Businessweek.com and add to the skills of the Bloomberg Businessweek team. We’re thrilled to have her join us.”

Paskin’s first day at Businessweek is November 12.

Ad Age Names Marie Claire Mag of The Year, Josh Tyrangiel Editor Of The Year

Ad Age has lavished praise on Marie Claire and Josh Tyrangielnaming them magazine of the year and editor of the year, respectively. Marie Claire was honored for record setting ad pages in four issues, and for expanding its reach with new products.

“With Chanel as a partner it launched the Backstage Beauty Trends iPad App and Marie Claire @Work, which debuted last year as a saddle-stitched supplement, came back in 2012 with bigger, perfect-bound issues this May and September,” explains Ad Age. Driving that success isNancy Berger CardoneMarie Claire’s publisher and Ad Age’publisher of the year.

While Marie Claire took home those honors, Tyrangiel — the editor-in-chief of Bloomberg Businessweek — has to be happy about being named editor of the year. Tyrangiel believes his writers make him and the magazine look good. “I like that we have journalists who really want to do stories that ask very difficult questions that are sometimes in conflict with the people that we cover,” said Tyrangiel.

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