Tech & The District » BusinessWeek; layoffs; media; journalists; Bloomberg Tech the way we see it: insights and musings on technology PR, policy and the District, from H&K’s D.C. Tech Team. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:06:44 +0000 en hourly 1 Bloomberg Looks to Cut an Estimated 100 BusinessWeek Staffers Thu, 19 Nov 2009 19:38:29 +0000 Sharla Lane With the recent sale of BusinessWeek to Bloomberg, reports are estimating that 25 percent of BusinessWeek’s staff will be cut. So far, we have heard news that the following talented reporters will no longer be working for the pub, but expect this list to reach around 100 by month’s end:
• Washington, D.C. based Steve Wildstrom, writer/editor, personal tech, and guest on our Tech in 5 video series
• New York/New Jersey based Steve Baker, senior writer
• New York based Damian Joseph, innovation/design writer
• New York based Shirley Brady, community editor

While the rising tide of mergers, aquisitions and the general downsizing of the print industry makes staff cuts an all-too-true reality, we were hoping the talented staff at BusinessWeek would not be so severely impacted.

Blogs and Twitter are working hard to keep up with any updates and below are a couple good resources to check:
Media Bistro: Bloomberg Looks To Cut BusinessWeek Staffers
BusinessWeek’s Business Exchange: Layoffs Hit BusinessWeek Following Bloomberg Sale (

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