Now that Bloomberg owns Business Week, having bought it from McGraw-Hill, it is laying off about 100 staff people. One casualty was the library. And, according to Stephen Baker, who wrote one of the seminal articles on the importance of blogging in the corporate world, published in Business Week, reporters are being advised to take their research needs to Google. That is, for those reporters who are left. Baker, for one, will no longer be with BW come December 1st. Other columnists and reporters let go by Bloomberg include such well-known names as Jon Fine (media), Damian Joseph (innovation & design), Rob Hof (Silicon Valley), Lauren Fine (finance), Steven Wildstrom (technology), and Amy Choi (small business).
This is so sad.