I read through the first Bloomberg BusinessWeek issue — the one after most of the columnists and longtime reporters had either left on their own or had been pushed.
I’m sure I’ll get used to the new bylines, but if the magazine were a real estate property, Bloomberg basically bought the magazine for the prestigious address. The new magazine has similar columns to the McGraw Hill BusinessWeek, but this new version is clearly different.
I’m sure most former BizWeek reporters will do ok. Steve Hamm has already started working at IBM. But there are a lot of reporters who still haven’t figured out what they’ll be doing. I wish them all the best of luck, and look forward to reading the articles in some other format and some other outlet.