The news that BusinessWeek is now up for sale puts to rest any doubt that traditional publications are in a death spiral. This may be old news to my counterparts in Silicon Valley, who have been writing off “traditional publications” for years. But I always felt there would always be a handful of business publication stalwarts—BW, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, etc—that would resist the tide, somehow survive, even thrive again one day.
Now I’m not so sure, and the future of another big name publication–and the lives of 190 BW editors–is in limbo. (more…)