Layoffs have begun at BusinessWeek, as many longtime staffers have been told they won't be moving on with the magazine or with the wire service when it is acquired by Bloomberg LP. Hardest
hit appear to be areas where Bloomberg and BusinessWeek's coverage overlap, such as columnists, graphics and copy editing.
Among those leaving are media columnist Jon Fine, senior writers Stephen Baker and Steve Hamm, "Technology & You" columnist Steve Wildstrom, personal finance editor Lauren Young and engagement editor Shirley Brady. Also leaving are Seattle bureau chief Jay Greene, San Francisco bureau chief Rob Hof and associate editor Heather Green.