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Stephen J. Adler, who resigned his post as editor-in-chief of BusinessWeek shortly after the magazine’s sale to Bloomberg, is joining Thoms…

Stephen J. Adler, former BW EIC, now Thomson Reuters

Stephen J. Adler, who resigned his post as editor-in-chief of BusinessWeek shortly after the magazine’s sale to Bloomberg, is joining Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI). Adler will become SVP and editorial director of the news service’s Professional division, which covers Legal, Tax & Accounting, and Healthcare & Science businesses, reporting to Jim Smith, the division’s CEO.

The news of Adler’s hire comes a day after BusinessWeek officially transitioned to Bloomberg. Adler spent more than four years in the top spot at BusinessWeek. During his tenure, he oversaw the integration of the mag’s print and online operations, as well as digital initiatives. Before that, Adler spent 16 years at the WSJ, where he held a number of posts, including legal editor, investigative editor, and deputy managing editor.

Adler’s arrival at Thomson Reuters comes as the news service is trying to broaden its appeal to a general business audience. The same day Bloomberg fully claimed BusinessWeek as its own, Thomson Reuters closed its $20 million acquisition of financial news opinion site BreakingViews.

  1. shame on Reuters! Adler comes to BW to try and "save the day" and what happens; the magainze fails miserably. what leadership did he exactly bring to BW? And on what grounds does have to stand to get a job at Reuters? Hundreds of people are out of jobs at BW and this guy gets another one for doing absolutely nothing while working at BW!

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  2. To complete the second leg of the daily double, Reuters needs to pick up ex-BW star Kathy Rebello. If Adler’s sad record landed him this new gig, Rebello’s trail of lies, smears, knifings, and psychotic episodes (“My other personality is called Kiki”) should just about land her the CEO’s position.

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