TVNewser Jobs PRNewser Jobs AgencySpy Jobs SocialTimes Jobs

Forbes Buys True/Slant, Contributors Left Out?

Forbes has purchased journalism platform True/Slant with “the intention of revamping much of Forbes’s approach to content,” Folio: reports.

The acquisition is not surprising, say multiple sources, as True/Slant founder Lewis Dvorkin and Forbes have a strong established relationship. Dvorkin was editor of the magazine from 1996-2000, and Forbes re-hired him in April as a consultant.

Dvorkin will now act as “chief product officer,” overseeing all of Forbes’s editorial products.

What this means for True/Slant’s 300+ contributors, who were blogging for pageviews and attempting to build a readership, is unclear: Dvorkin wrote on his personal T/S page: “As True/Slant transitions, some of you may be interested in moving with us to Forbes. We look forward to discussing the possibilities with you.”

An e-mail to a spokesman for T/S was not returned at the time of this posting.

Mediabistro Course

Freelancing 101 Online Boot Camp

Freelancing 101Starting April 28, this online event will show you the best way to start your freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your schedule and managing clients. By the end of this online boot camp you will have a plan for making a profitable career as a freelancer, and the skill set to devote yourself to it. Register now!