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Second round of job cuts at BusinessWeek (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
New York Post ^ | March 11, 2010 | Keith J. Kelley

Posted on 03/11/2010 4:29:30 PM PST by abb

The ax-man rings twice!

The second round of cuts got underway at Bloomberg BusinessWeek this morning, with about 30 people being trimmed from the business news weekly’s payroll.

Roughly 20 will be given their walking papers — with the remainder being reassigned to the Bloomberg News operation, sources said.

Departments hit hard by the swinging ax include editorial, photo and art.

A BusinessWeek spokesman said: "As we prepare for the launch of Bloomberg BusinessWeek on April 23, we are more deeply integrating our editorial team with Bloomberg’s, one of the world’s largest news organizations. As a result, there are some job redundancies, as well as areas that we will be strengthening through new hires."

The sale from McGraw-Hill to Bloomberg, the company founded by Mayor Mike Bloomberg, was completed last year and about 130 people — or one third of its workforce was laid off at that time.

Since Bloomberg L.P. bought the magazine for just over $9 million, it has continued to operate out of the McGraw-Hill Building. The cuts were expected to come before the move into the Bloomberg HQ this spring.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: advertising; bloomberg; businessweek; dbm; layoffs; magazines
Thursday good news.
1 posted on 03/11/2010 4:29:31 PM PST by abb
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ping


2 posted on 03/11/2010 4:30:09 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Including the first round of cuts, 50% of the writers at the socialist business week rag are now history.


3 posted on 03/11/2010 4:31:19 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: abb

I say tax them into prosperity and at the same time hire more people by borrowing more money; running in the “red” shouldn’t matter!!!! They need to operate like our local and federal government!!!!

(sarc/off)


4 posted on 03/11/2010 4:34:28 PM PST by ut1992 (Army Brat)
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To: abb

http://weblogs.jomc.unc.edu/talkingbiznews/?p=14158
Layoffs begin at BusinessWeek

http://www.kansan.com/news/2010/mar/10/senate-finance-committee-votes-cut-nearly-83000-wo/
Senate Finance Committee passes cuts to media fee

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20100329/alterman
Money for Nothing


5 posted on 03/11/2010 4:36:35 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: jimbo123

As a long time subscriber, I can definitely say the quality of the articles has significantly increased under the Bloomberg management. The last issue has an extensive essay written about the $616,000 in healthcare bills run up by a man dying of cancer. He and the wife where definitely big libs but it was well documented and gave credit to the insurers.

My other subscription is to Wired Magazine. I love the look and the feel of that magazine in addition to the great articles. If they ever stop the print edition, I will cry!


6 posted on 03/11/2010 4:38:54 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Incorrigible

Why would you want to subscribe to a publication that fundamentally disagrees with your values? Why provide these people with your financial support?


7 posted on 03/11/2010 4:56:57 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: abb

http://www.niemanlab.org/2010/03/what-makes-a-nonprofit-news-org-legit-three-other-questions-to-separate-journalism-from-advocacy/
What makes a nonprofit news org legit? Three other questions to separate journalism from advocacy

http://newsosaur.blogspot.com/
Andreessen’s not-so-hot idea for publishers

http://au.biz.yahoo.com/100311/2/2bqf5.html
Media need multiple platforms: execs

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6294LU20100310
Disney keeps ABC options open, including spin-off
Walt Disney Co’s Chief Executive Bob Iger said on Wednesday that the top U.S. media company was keeping its options open for dealing with TV network ABC and its struggling news division, including a spin-off.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a5FY9vHa6v8c
Lagardere Falls Most in a Year After Profit Slides

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100310/ap_on_hi_te/ml_abu_dhabi_media_summit
Google CEO: mobile computing reshaping Internet

http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/news/local-broadcast/e3i5c964e4d188f5581b5b40ca49ec235e6
Digital Ad Revenue to Rocket for Local TV, Radio


8 posted on 03/11/2010 5:03:39 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1004074643
No Sale: NYT Co. Won’t be Sold or Split, Says Sulzberger

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/450073-Senate_Commerce_Committee_Holds_Comcast_NBCU_Hearing.php
Senate Commerce Committee Holds Comcast-NBCU Hearing

http://www.adweek.com/aw/content_display/news/agency/e3i9f906f8e814991e1b9631a5333851e9b
NBCU-Comcast on the Hill: Round 4
Most industry watchers expect the review process to take the better part of a year


9 posted on 03/11/2010 5:09:27 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704349304575115833759809118.html
Disney Narrows Its Movie Focus, Building on Known Characters


10 posted on 03/11/2010 5:11:35 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.niemanlab.org/2010/03/the-newsonomics-of-new-news-syndication/
The Newsonomics of new news syndication


11 posted on 03/11/2010 5:25:07 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

I like reading about business, but was shocked at how each time I’d picked up an issue of BusinessWeek, four-fifths of it smacked of liberalism, with anti-Bush, anti-conservative being the main theme.

Glad to see it continue down this path. It was never as bad as Conde Nast crud, but it was invariably in the same vein.

I feel the same about the socialist-supporting magazine, The Economist, which, when I got a free year’s subscription to it, canceled it within two months. Remember, it was FREE.


12 posted on 03/11/2010 7:40:47 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: Incorrigible

Here’s hoping you cry. That is run, I believe, by the evil Conde Nast.


13 posted on 03/11/2010 7:41:41 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: abb

The NYT may not be sold or split, but it sure as heck can go under.

I’ll drink to that one.


14 posted on 03/11/2010 7:43:10 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: ConservativeMind

Business Week was anti-business thirty-five years ago. I had subscribed to it for a time back when I was in college.


15 posted on 03/12/2010 2:36:41 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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