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Tim Cook files clean copy, Businessweek editor says

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Apple’s CEO acknowledged in a Bloomberg Businessweek essay today that he’s gay. How’d that article end up in Businessweek?

“The backstory is pretty simple,” Businessweek Editor Josh Tyrangiel says in an interview with Tom Keene. “He called and asked if he could come out.”

Tyrangiel says Cook’s draft “was crisp and clear, and frankly I hope he is available for more assignments going forward. He was very easy to work with on this.”

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8 women accuse Ghomeshi of assault, harassment

Good morning. Here are nine media stories.

  1. Women say Jian Ghomeshi choked, assaulted, harassed them

    The former CBC host's accusers "describe a man obsessed with his image and power, and someone who they say has little or no respect for barriers," Kevin Donovan and Jesse Brown write. Most of the women stayed anonymous but "Trailer Park Boys" actor Lucy DeCoutere put her name to her charges. Ghomeshi's alleged behavior was not confined to his private life, the report says: One woman said he told her “I want to hate f--- you” in a meeting and later "cupped her buttocks." When she complained, a producer asked her “what (she) could do to make this a less toxic work environment?” Ghomeshi, who is suing the CBC following his dismissal, did not comment. (Toronto Star) | Dan Savage: "Ghomeshi isn't a safe, sane, and consensual kinkster. He's a reckless, abusive, and dangerous one who has traumatized some women and lucked out with others." (The Stranger) | Melissa Martin: The "'pattern of behaviour' Ghomeshi accused his accusers of trying to create, it existed long before their allegations did." (Nothing in Winnipeg)

  2. Tim Cook writes about being gay

    "I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others.

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Scott Olson shot both Businessweek’s and Time’s covers this week

The work of Getty Images photographer Scott Olson is featured on both Bloomberg Businessweek’s and Time’s covers this week:

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Olson was arrested and released in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday. He also took this iconic shot of the unrest there:

On his HBO show Sunday, John Oliver noted that CNN used the shot extensively, despite the fact that it shows a mailbox that says “Fuck the Police.” (Fast-forward to 6:25.)

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Businessweek gives Piketty the Tiger Beat treatment

Megan McArdle’s Bloomberg Businessweek story on French economist Thomas Piketty gets a cover that reflects the unusual interest that’s greeted his book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.”

Yep, that’s Justin Bieber up top.


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Businessweek names Rob Vargas its new creative director

Rob Vargas will replace Richard Turley as Bloomberg Businessweek’s creative director, Editor Josh Tyrangiel told staffers Tuesday. Tracy Ma will be be deputy creative director.

Turley announced he was leaving last month.

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Businessweek’s creative director leaves

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Richard Turley, the creative director of Bloomberg Businessweek, is leaving the publication for MTV. “[I]t’s time for me to learn something new and work with different content for a different audience,” he writes on his Tumblr.

Turley says Businessweek Editor Josh Tyrangiel is “Hands down the best boss and editor I have ever worked for, but also and more importantly – my partner in crime, and someone who deserves far more credit for the design of the magazine than he ever allows himself to receive.” Asked by email about a replacement, Bloomberg Businessweek spokesperson Rachel Nagler said, “Richard is amazing. We wish him nothing but the best, and we hope to make an announcement in the near future.”

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Bloomberg plans Businessweek-style ‘design innovation’ across all platforms

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In a memo to staffers, Bloomberg Media Group CEO Justin B. Smith lays out marching orders for the company amid standard media-CEO pronouncements (“Technology is disrupting every distribution platform. Consumers are redefining decades-old consumption habits”).

The company plans to shift “our focus to global business in order to attract and engage an even broader audience of business decision makers.” It wants to build “a portfolio of new digital assets that better align our content offerings to global business audience segments.” It’s going to put more money into print and radio, and “compete vigorously with a strong and expanding global television product.”

Smith says “Bloomberg Businessweek’s sensibility and range — witty, visual, forward-looking and global — will power our march into the larger global business audience across all platforms, while maintaining weekly print editions.” And it will use Businessweek’s approach to design in particular:

In an increasingly commoditized media landscape, great design can be a powerful differentiator.

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Bloomberg Businessweek changes logo for Twitter IPO cover

The cover originally looked like the New Yorker’s Eustace Tilley mascot, but with a bird for a head, the magazine explains in a “cover trail” feature. But lawyers were “not into it,” and the next step was to “pretend it’s 1920, when people were full of class and sophistication, and we imagine we’re Henry Luce doing a cover about bird fancying or something.”

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Businessweek’s provocative hedge-fund cover

The cover of Bloomberg Businessweek’s July 15 cover tackles the gap between hedge-funds’ reputation and their performance in a memorable manner:

Asked about whether the placement of the arrows was intentional, Bloomberg Businessweek spokesperson Rachel Nagler said via email “Could be up to the reader to decide…but we do take great care to be very precise when creating our covers.” Read more

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Rupert Murdoch is on Bloomberg Businessweek’s cover

Two years later, Murdoch has dodged much more than the pie,” Felix Gillette writes of the News Corp honcho.

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